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Iranian, Iraqi Defense Ministers Discuss Closer Military Ties

Iranian, Iraqi Defense Ministers Discuss Closer Military Ties

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and his Iraqi counterpart, Erfan Mahmoud al-Hayali, exchanged views about a range of issues, including ways to boost cooperation between the two neighboring countries in the military sphere. In a telephone conversation on Monday, the two defense ministers also discussed the latest regional and international...

Iran Employing Air Defense Missiles, Radars to Ensure Security of Arbaeen Pilgrims

Iran Employing Air Defense Missiles, Radars to Ensure Security of Arbaeen Pilgrims

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior commander at Iran’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base said the base is closely monitoring the country’s airspace over western borders to ensure the security of pilgrims visiting Iraq during Arbaeen religious ceremonies. In remarks released on Monday, Brigadier General Shamkhal Jafari highlighted measures taken to provide security for the pilgrims who...

Leader Appoints New Army Commanders

Leader Appoints New Army Commanders

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei appointed a new commander as chief of the Iranian Navy, and replaced the lieutenant commander of the Army. In separate decrees on Sunday, Ayatollah Khamenei, Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, put Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi in charge of the Navy, appointed his predecessor to a new post in the...

Official Urges Boost to Iran’s Cyber Defense Power

Official Urges Boost to Iran’s Cyber Defense Power

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Given the dynamic nature of the cyber space and cyber threats, Iran should make constant efforts to strengthen its capabilities and maintain preparedness for cyber warfare, a defense official said Sunday. Addressing a conference in Tehran, Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali said future wars would entail a military...

Iranian General Warns of Cyberthreat from US Regional Command

Iranian General Warns of Cyberthreat from US Regional Command

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A senior Iranian cyber security official cautioned against “serious” potential threats posed by an American cyber command center in Bahrain. The US has launched a cyber command with a powerful operational and data system whose major division is stationed at the US Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, Major General Mostafa Izadi, commander of the cyber security and modern threats...

IRGC General: Attacking Iran No More An Option for Enemies

IRGC General: Attacking Iran No More An Option for Enemies

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Realizing how severe Iran’s response to an aggression would be, the adversaries have backed off from the option of taking military action against the country, the lieutenant commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said. Addressing a ceremony marking the National Day of Fight against Global Arrogance in the city of Qom on Saturday, Brigadier General...

Iran Air Force Wraps Up Drills in Central Province

Iran Air Force Wraps Up Drills in Central Province

ISFAHAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) staged the last day of its large-scale aerial drills in the central province of Isfahan after reaching all objectives set for the war game. “We have reached all the pre-set objectives,” General Massoud Roozkhosh, the spokesman for the war game, code-named Aerial Power of Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 7...

Iranian Air Force Stages Second Day of War Game

Iranian Air Force Stages Second Day of War Game

ISFAHAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) started the second and last day of its drills in the central province of Isfahan on Wednesday morning. In the second day of the war game code-named Aerial Power of Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 7 (Devotees of Velayat Airspace 7), the IRIAF’s Sukhoi Su-24 and F-4 fighter-bombers destroyed their stationary and moving...

Iranian Fighter Jets Hit Targets in Overnight Drills (+Photos)

Iranian Fighter Jets Hit Targets in Overnight Drills (+Photos)

ISFAHAN (Press Shia Agency) – The strategic Sukhoi Su-24 fighter-bombers along with Phantom combat planes of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) managed to hit their targets during ongoing air drills on Tuesday night. The war game code-named Aerial Power of Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 7 (Devotees of Velayat Airspace 7) started on Tuesday morning in the central province of Isfahan...

Iran Able to Extend Range of Missile Beyond 2,000 km: IRGC Chief

Iran Able to Extend Range of Missile Beyond 2,000 km: IRGC Chief

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Although Iran has the capability to extend the range of its long-range missiles, the current ones with a range of 2,000 kilometers are sufficient to fulfill the country’s purposes, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Major...