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IRGC Working on New Attack Helicopter

IRGC Working on New Attack Helicopter

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A homegrown attack helicopter designed by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force is going through the manufacturing process, a top commander said. The IRGC Aerospace Force is still working on the 2-seat attack helicopter designed by its experts, commander of the force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told Press Shia Agency on Tuesday.More...

Iranian Army to Unveil New Gear in Friday Parades

Iranian Army to Unveil New Gear in Friday Parades

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said his forces plan to unveil new military equipment in parades due to be held across the country on Friday. In remarks released on Tuesday, Brigadier General Heidari said the Army Ground Force has some plans for the Sacred Defense Week, which will start on Friday to commemorate the onset...

Iran’s Defense Ministry Pushes for Enhanced Border Security

Iran’s Defense Ministry Pushes for Enhanced Border Security

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the ministry is going to set up a joint committee with the Police to tighten security along the country’s borders. In an interview with ICANA, General Hatami said the Defense Ministry and the Police have agreed to form a committee to devise plans to strengthen the country’s border...

IRGC Has Evidence of US Support for Daesh: Commander

IRGC Has Evidence of US Support for Daesh: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The IRGC has infiltrated the US military command and control centers in recent years and has obtained evidence of American operations and support for Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, a top commander said, warning that disclosure of those information would bring discredit on the US. In remarks aired on television on Friday evening, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards...

Iranian Army Prepared to Counter Foreign Threats at Any Level: Commander

Iranian Army Prepared to Counter Foreign Threats at Any Level: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Army Commander Major General Seyed Abdolrahim Mousavi praised the country military might and said his forces are ready to counter any threats posed by enemies against the Islamic Republic “at any level”. Addressing a ceremony in commemoration of Iranian Martyrs in the central city of Qom on Friday, Major General Mousavi hailed the country’s...

Iranian, Turkish Top Generals Warn of Repercussions of Iraqi Kurdish Referendum

Iranian, Turkish Top Generals Warn of Repercussions of Iraqi Kurdish Referendum

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and his Turkish counterpart General Hulusi Akar raised alarm about the consequences of the Iraqi Kurdish region’s planned independence referendum. In a telephone conversation on Thursday, the two top generals said the referendum would have negative impacts on interests of the people...

Iran Army Chief Stresses Synergy with Defense Ministry, IRGC

Iran Army Chief Stresses Synergy with Defense Ministry, IRGC

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said he, the Defense Minister and a senior Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) commander explored avenues for closer interaction and cooperation to boost the country’s defense capabilities. Major General Mousavi, who took the office as the new Army chief on August 22, held separate meetings with Defense...

If Necessary, Iran Can Release Records of Navy’s Warning to US Warship: Commander

If Necessary, Iran Can Release Records of Navy’s Warning to US Warship: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said records of the naval forces’ warning to an American military vessel in the Sea of Oman earlier this month could be released if necessary. “We will powerfully warn anyone with any (level of) power, who approaches our territorial waters, and we will not allow them to get near our territorial...

No Shortage of Military Capabilities in Iran: Top General

No Shortage of Military Capabilities in Iran: Top General

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said the country has gained such high level of capabilities that it can design and manufacture any type of military gear domestically. Iran has reached such position that it faces no shortage when it comes to the production of military hardware and ammunition, Major General Baqeri said in a...

Iranian Admiral Affirms Warning to US Vessel

Iranian Admiral Affirms Warning to US Vessel

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian commander confirmed reports that the country’s naval forces in the Sea of Oman have warned an American military vessel to stay away from a drowning Iranian fishing boat, saying a recording of the direct radio contact could be released if necessary. Speaking to the Press Shia Agency News Agency on Monday, Rear Admiral Reza Abbasi said that Iran’s...