Archive "Defense"

Iran Resolved to Establish Sustainable Security along Makran Coasts: Minister

Iran Resolved to Establish Sustainable Security along Makran Coasts: Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said his ministry is resolved to establish “sustainable security” in Makran, a stretch of coast southeast of Iran emerging as a major naval base and a hub of maritime trade. Addressing a ceremony held on Monday for signing a contract on the construction of a pipeline between the Iranian...

Iran Urges Establishment of IONS Combat Work Group

Iran Urges Establishment of IONS Combat Work Group

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Navy commander called for the formation of a joint combat work group by member states of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS). Addressing the IONS 2018 in Tehran on Monday, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi regretted that the proposal to set up a combat group by IONS members –made by Iran more than six years ago- has not gone any further than the...

IONS Members to Discuss Joint Drill: Iranian Official

IONS Members to Discuss Joint Drill: Iranian Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commanders from the member states of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) are going to weigh plans for a joint naval drill, a ranking Iranian military official said. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the IONS 2018 on Monday, Deputy Chief of Iran's Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the commanders attending the conference in...

IONS 2018 Gets Underway in Tehran

IONS 2018 Gets Underway in Tehran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) 2018 kicked off in Tehran, marking the greatest military conference in Iran’s history. The naval symposium began on Monday morning with an opening speech by Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri.Senior military officials and navy commanders from 35 countries are present in the...

Leader Hails Iran Army Commander’s Emphasis on Unity of Armed Forces

Leader Hails Iran Army Commander’s Emphasis on Unity of Armed Forces

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei commended Iran’s Army commander for his emphasis on unity among all Iranian Armed Forces, describing such a stance as a sign of the commander’s executive intelligence. In a meeting with a group of top commanders from the Iranian Army Ground Force, held in Tehran on Sunday, Ayatollah Khamenei praised...

Foreign Military Commanders in Iran for IONS

Foreign Military Commanders in Iran for IONS

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – As Iran is geared up to host the largest military conference in its history, senior military officials and commanders from various countries are arriving in Tehran to attend the international event. The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) 2018 will kick off in Tehran on Monday.Known as the greatest event in the history of military conferences in Iran, IONS 2018 is going...

Iran’s Defense Minister: Iraq Ties Unaffected by Foreign Interference

Iran’s Defense Minister: Iraq Ties Unaffected by Foreign Interference

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The strong and deep-rooted relations between Iran and Iraq will not be influenced by mischievous interference from outsiders, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said. Speaking to reporters at the conclusion of a visit to Iraq on Saturday, General Hatami said the strong cultural, religious and historical links have led to close cooperation between Iran...

Tehran to Host Indian Ocean Naval Symposium 2018 Next Week

Tehran to Host Indian Ocean Naval Symposium 2018 Next Week

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran will be hosting the navy commanders of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) member states next week. The IONS 2018 is slated to kick off here in Tehran on Monday.As many as 35 high-ranking naval and military delegations from different countries are expected to travel to Tehran to attend the two-day event.  On Monday, the Iranian Navy will take over the...

Aiding Iraq in Reconstruction Iran’s Priority after Daesh Defeat: Defense Minister

Aiding Iraq in Reconstruction Iran’s Priority after Daesh Defeat: Defense Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that following the defeat of the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group in Iraq, Iran’s priority in its cooperation with Iraq now is helping the Arab country in its reconstruction process. In a meeting with Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji in Baghdad on Thursday, Brigadier General Hatami hailed the...

Iran Armed Forces General Staff Highlights IRGC Role in Regional Security

Iran Armed Forces General Staff Highlights IRGC Role in Regional Security

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Iranian Armed Forces General Staff hailed the effective role of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in boosting the country’s deterrent power and its contributions to the fight against terrorism and enhancement of security in the region. The IRGC has always managed to foil different plots hatched by the enemies of the Islamic Revolution, Armed Forces General...