Archive "Defense"

Video of Iran’s Home-Grown Kowsar Fighter Jet’s Flight

Video of Iran’s Home-Grown Kowsar Fighter Jet’s Flight

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) flew the country’s first domestically-made fighter jet, Kowsar, during a military parade marking the National Army Day in Tehran. - Defense news - Iran marked the National Army Day with large military parades across the country and showcased its latest achievements. President Hassan Rouhani delivered a speech...

Official: 100 Takfiris Captured in Iran’s Kurdistan

Official: 100 Takfiris Captured in Iran’s Kurdistan

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Director of the Intelligence Ministry’s office in Iran’s western province of Kurdistan said 100 members of Takfiri terrorist group have been arrested in the province during the last year. - Society/Culture news - Speaking to reporters, the intelligence official said all hostile plots in the province of Kurdistan have been foiled in the past Iranian year, which...

IRGC Vehicles Save Lives in Iran Flood-Hit Areas: Commander

IRGC Vehicles Save Lives in Iran Flood-Hit Areas: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force has saved people stranded in Iran’s southwestern rural areas with military personnel carriers, a top commander said. - Society/Culture news - IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said on Saturday that his forces have used “Khashayar” (Xerxes) personnel carriers to rescue...

IRGC Seizes Oil Tanker Smuggling Fuel at Hormuz Strait

IRGC Seizes Oil Tanker Smuggling Fuel at Hormuz Strait

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) busted a major fuel smuggling ring in Iran’s southern waters after its naval forces confiscated an oil tanker containing a big haul of smuggled fuel at the Strait of Hormuz. - Defense news - IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri said on Wednesday that his forces have seized a 131-meter-long oil tanker at...

Iran Armed Forces to Combat CENTCOM Terror Group: General Staff

Iran Armed Forces to Combat CENTCOM Terror Group: General Staff

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Armed Forces General Staff condemned Washington’s hostile move to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and warned that the Iranian forces would spare no effort to combat the “terrorist group” of the US Central Command (CENTCOM). - Politics news - “The study of the adventurous behaviors of the criminal and bloodthirsty America...

IRGC Sends Surgical Teams to Iran’s Flood-Hit Areas

IRGC Sends Surgical Teams to Iran’s Flood-Hit Areas

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has dispatched rescue and medical groups, including surgical teams, to the flood-stricken rural areas in west Iran, a commander said. - Society/Culture news - Commander of the IRGC Ground Force’s Medical Unit General Ahmad Akhavan said a number of military surgical teams have been dispatched to villages in Lorestan Province...

Reciprocal Action against US on Agenda If IRGC Blacklisted: Commander

Reciprocal Action against US on Agenda If IRGC Blacklisted: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari warned that the IRGC would put reciprocal action against the US forces on its agenda if Washington labels it as a “terrorist organization.” - Defense news - “If the Americans make such a silly move and endanger our national security, we will implement and put reciprocal...

Iranian Military Technicians Die in Work Accident

Iranian Military Technicians Die in Work Accident

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Three staff members of Iran’s Defense Ministry died during repairs to a watercraft in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas. - Society/Culture news - The Defense Ministry said the three servicemen at Darvishi military industry complex in Bandar Abbas were martyred in an accident on Saturday while overhauling a light vessel. There have been no more details released...

IRGC Copters Save Hundreds Trapped by Flood West of Iran

IRGC Copters Save Hundreds Trapped by Flood West of Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force rescued around 200 people trapped by flood waters in the rural areas of Iran’s western province of Ilam. - Society/Culture news - In a major rescue operation displaying the preparedness of Iranian armed forces for disaster response, the IRGC Aerospace Force rescued 200 villagers trapped in flood-stricken...

Iranian Armed Forces Taking Lead in Helping Flood Victims

Iranian Armed Forces Taking Lead in Helping Flood Victims

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Iranian Army, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and the Basij voluntary forces have taken a big role in the rescue and relief efforts across the areas hit by floods in the wake of heavy rainfall over the past days. - Defense news - After torrential rains in northern, western and southwestern Iran, the military forces mobilized efforts to help people...