Archive "Defense"

Iranian General Vows Provision of All Services Needed to Help Flood Victims

Iranian General Vows Provision of All Services Needed to Help Flood Victims

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Ataollah Salehi made assurances that the forces would do everything in their power to provide relief for the flood-stricken people in the northern provinces of Mazandaran and Golestan.    - Society/Culture news - “We all have gathered in Golestan Province at the behest of Leader of the Islamic...

Armed Forces to Massively Participate in Relief Operations in Northern Iran

Armed Forces to Massively Participate in Relief Operations in Northern Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces announced that its forces are planned to be deployed to the flood-hit areas in the northern provinces of Golestan and Mazandaran to take part in relief operations. - Defense news - In a statement released on Saturday, General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces expressed sorrow over the problems created for residents of the two...

General Soleimani Awarded Iran’s Highest Military Order

General Soleimani Awarded Iran’s Highest Military Order

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei awarded Iran’s highest military order, the Order of Zulfaqar, to Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani. - Defense news - General Soleimani is the first Iranian military official to receive the order after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. After the...

Navy Foils Pirate Attack on Iranian Tanker in Bab el-Mandeb

Navy Foils Pirate Attack on Iranian Tanker in Bab el-Mandeb

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s naval forces saved one of the country’s oil tankers from a pirate attack in the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, which links the Gulf of Aden to the Red Sea, a Navy official said. - Defense news - According to the official, the pirates launched the attack early on Thursday on board 11 speed boats. However, commandos of the Navy’s 60th flotilla of warships,...

Iran Army University Ready to Admit Foreign Students: Commander

Iran Army University Ready to Admit Foreign Students: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said the AJA University of Command and Staff is prepared to educate students from other countries. - Politics news - “In terms of hardware, scientific, content and experience-based infrastructure, and (presence of qualified) professors, the university has the capacity to admit foreign students,” Major...

IRGC Develops Weapon to Counter US Anti-Drone Laser System

IRGC Develops Weapon to Counter US Anti-Drone Laser System

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri said the Navy has developed a weapon to beat the American anti-drone laser weapon system. - Politics news - In an interview with Press Shia Agency, Rear Admiral Tangsiri said the IRGC Navy has worked on a weapon to counter the US anti-drone laser weapon, adding, “The...

Video Shows Moment Iranian Submarine Launches Cruise Missile during Exercise

Video Shows Moment Iranian Submarine Launches Cruise Missile during Exercise

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A video released by Iranian State TV shows the moment Iranian Navy’s Qadir-class submarine fired a cruise missile during an exercise in country’s southern water. - Defense news - On the third day of the war game on Sunday, the Iranian Navy’s submarine launched an anti-ship cruise missile.Since the submarine-launched missiles have a limited operational...

Iranian Official Warns of ‘Camouflaged Threats’

Iranian Official Warns of ‘Camouflaged Threats’

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization warned of the rise of camouflaged threats resulting from the nature of modern technologies. - Society/Culture news - In comments at a conference on Sunday, Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali said the complex relation between technology and threats has confused many decision makers.Highlighting the synthetic nature of...

Video of Iran’s Naval Drill in Southern Waters

Video of Iran’s Naval Drill in Southern Waters

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Navy began a three-day massive drill on Friday, code-named Velayat-97 in an area of 2 million square kilometers from the Strait of Hormuz to the northern parts of the Indian Ocean. - Defense news - A new domestically made submarine dubbed “Fateh (Conqueror)” and the Sahand destroyer, which recently joined the Iranian Navy's fleet, are...

IRGC General Brands Saudi Arabia ‘Heart of Evil’

IRGC General Brands Saudi Arabia ‘Heart of Evil’

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) denounced the Saudi regime as the centerpiece of evil in the world. - Defense news - “Today, Saudi Arabia is the heart of evil in the region and the world,” Brigadier General Hossein Salami said Tuesday in an address to a ceremony in commemoration of the IRGC personnel killed in a recent...