Archive "Defense"

Iran’s Air Defense Deters Threats Beyond Borders: Commander

Iran’s Air Defense Deters Threats Beyond Borders: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Air Defense has such advanced gear that can detect and act against threats well before they could approach the country’s airspace, a top commander said. Iran’s air defense systems have been developed in such a way as to detect threats before they could approach the borders and take immediate tactical action, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said...

Commander: 3,800 Vessels Escorted by Iran’s Navy

Commander: 3,800 Vessels Escorted by Iran’s Navy

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – More than forty flotillas of the Iranian Navy have escorted 3,800 ships in high seas in recent years, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said. Speaking at a military event in the southern port city of Bushehr on Tuesday, Sayyari said some 3,800 trade vessels and oil tankers have been escorted by 43 Iranian flotillas in international waters thus far. The...

Iran to Powerfully Deal with Any Act of Aggression: DM

Iran to Powerfully Deal with Any Act of Aggression: DM

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan vowed the Islamic Republic’s crushing response to any act of aggression, saying the country would make anyone taking an aggressive measure against Iran regret it. “The Islamic Republic of Iran has never sought and will never seek war and confrontation with any country,” Brigadier General Dehqan said,...

Tanzanian Military Official Hails Iranian Navy’s Presence in East African Waters

Tanzanian Military Official Hails Iranian Navy’s Presence in East African Waters

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The commander of the Iranian Navy’s 44th flotilla, which is on a mission to Tanzania, cited a high-ranking commander of the East African country as saying that the Iranian fleet’s presence has ensured security in the region. Speaking at a dinner ceremony in Iran’s Embassy in Tanzania, Admiral Seyed Omid Golestaneh said in a recent meeting, a deputy commander of...

US Incapable of Direct Engagement in Region: IRGC Commander

US Incapable of Direct Engagement in Region: IRGC Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The US has largely lost the ability to directly get involved in the Middle East developments on the ground, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said, adding that such a role has been given to Washington’s proxies. Iran exerts such a powerful influence over the region that the US has greatly lost the...

Over 100 Foreign Companies to Participate in Iran Air Show: CAO

Over 100 Foreign Companies to Participate in Iran Air Show: CAO

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) announced that more than 100 foreign firms have registered to take part in the Iran Air Show 2016 due to be held on the southern island of Kish next month. The 8th International Iran Air Show is slated for November 16- 19 on Kish Island with the participation of over 100 foreign companies, Director of Public Relations Department...

No More Place for Arrogant Powers in Muslim Lands: IRGC General

No More Place for Arrogant Powers in Muslim Lands: IRGC General

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami pointed to Muslims’ growing anger at colonialist regimes, saying Islamic nations have awoken and begun to resist hegemonic powers. Arrogant powers can hardly breathe in Muslim territories today, the senior commander said at a cultural ceremony in the central city...

IRGC ‘Most Powerful Armed Force’ in Middle East: Commander

IRGC ‘Most Powerful Armed Force’ in Middle East: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari highlighted the military might of his forces, saying the IRGC is the strongest armed force in the Middle East. “Thirty seven years after the establishment of the IRGC, the force is stronger and with valuable experiences in defense today and the most powerful armed force in the...

Tenfold Rise Achieved in Capacities of Defense Industries: Iran’s DM

Tenfold Rise Achieved in Capacities of Defense Industries: Iran’s DM

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan praised efforts made to modernize the country’s defense industry and said the Islamic Republic has expanded the capacities of the defense sector tenfold over the past years. “In the four-year plan devised for the (defense) ministry, serious attention has been paid to the defense industry...

Iran’s Diplomatic Leverage Inspired by Defense Power: Commander

Iran’s Diplomatic Leverage Inspired by Defense Power: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali called for constant efforts to boost the country’s defense capabilities, describing them as the factor encouraging Iranian diplomats in political negotiations. Iranian politicians sitting at the negotiating table with a smile are encouraged by the country’s reliable defense...