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IRGC to Build Housing Units for Some Quake-Hit People in Western Iran

IRGC to Build Housing Units for Some Quake-Hit People in Western Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) plans to construct dozens of residential units for quake-hit people in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah, a senior official at Basij (volunteer) Student Organization, affiliated to the IRGC, announced. Speaking to the Press Shia News Agency, Sadeq Monfared said some volunteer groups are ready to help provide accommodation...

Army Forces among Those Killed in Quake West of Iran: Commander

Army Forces among Those Killed in Quake West of Iran: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said a number of the Army’s soldiers were among the victims of Sunday night’s earthquake that hit the border region between Iran and Iraq. “Unfortunately, as a result of the destruction of Army buildings in border areas and garrisons in quake-hit cities, a number of our youths lost their...

Iranian Army’s Rapid-Response Brigades Deployed to Quake-Hit Areas: Commander

Iranian Army’s Rapid-Response Brigades Deployed to Quake-Hit Areas: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of Iran’s Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said the force’s rapid-response brigades have been dispatched to the western province of Kermanshah after a strong deadly earthquake hit the area. Speaking to the Press Shia Agency News Agency, Brigadier General Heidari pointed to the latest relief operations in the province and said the...

Army Commander, Forces Rush to Western Iran for Rescue Efforts after Quake

Army Commander, Forces Rush to Western Iran for Rescue Efforts after Quake

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi and units from the Army Ground Force rushed to the western province of Kermanshah for relief efforts after a strong earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale hit the border region between Iran and Iraq on Sunday night. Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said on Monday...

IRGC Forces Dispatched to Quake-Hit Areas in Western Iran

IRGC Forces Dispatched to Quake-Hit Areas in Western Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari along with his forces rushed to quake-hit areas west of Iran on Monday after a strong earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck the regions. Speaking to the Press Shia Agency News Agency, IRGC Spokesman General Ramezan Sharif said following the massive tremor in western...

Ex-Navy Chief Unveils Plans for New Post in Iran’s Army

Ex-Navy Chief Unveils Plans for New Post in Iran’s Army

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The new deputy chief of Iran’s Army for coordination stressed the need for keeping the military knowledge and hardware up-to-date, assuring the nation that the country’s armed forces will counter all types of threats. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Saturday, former commander of the Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said efforts should be focused on...

Iranian Armed Forces Monitoring All Threats in Region: Commander

Iranian Armed Forces Monitoring All Threats in Region: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The newly appointed lieutenant commander of the Army made assurances that the country’s armed forces are keeping a close watch on threats in the Middle East and prepared to counter possible threats posed against the Islamic Republic. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Saturday, Brigadier General Mohammad Hossein Dadras said, “The existing threats in the region are...

Lawmaker Blasts French President's Remarks on Iran’s Missile Program

Lawmaker Blasts French President's Remarks on Iran’s Missile Program

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Rapporteur of Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission slammed French President Emmanuel Macron for his recent comments against Tehran and reiterated that the Islamic Republic’s missile program is not negotiable. “The Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly and clearly announced that it will not engage in any kind of dialogue with any...

Iran to Dispatch Naval Fleets to Open Waters between Europe, Americas: Commander

Iran to Dispatch Naval Fleets to Open Waters between Europe, Americas: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The former long-serving commander of the Iranian Navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, praised the forces’ powerful presence in international waters and said the Navy plans to send fleets to open seas between Europe and Americas. Speaking at a ceremony held in Tehran on Wednesday to introduce the new commander of the Navy, Rear Admiral Sayyari said the path to...

IRGC Offers Help for Pakistan in Border Control

IRGC Offers Help for Pakistan in Border Control

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) voiced readiness to assist the “Pakistani brothers” in tackling insecurity along the common border with Iran. In a meeting with Pakistan’s visiting chief of Army Staff in Tehran on Tuesday, IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour hailed close military cooperation as a shield against the...