Archive "Defense"

Italian Warship Docks at Iranian Port

Italian Warship Docks at Iranian Port

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An Italian Navy warship berthed at Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Saturday as part of political and naval cooperation between Tehran and Rome. During their stay in Iran, Italian servicemen on board the warship, named Euro, will hold meetings with Iranian Navy officials, visit a number of Iranian islands, and learn about the Iranian Navy’s military...

Commander: Iran Detects, Shooes Away US U-2 Spy Plane

Commander: Iran Detects, Shooes Away US U-2 Spy Plane

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Air Defense commander said his forces have detected an American U-2 reconnaissance plane and forced it to avoid the country’s airspace. Speaking at a ceremony to commemorate Iranian martyrs, held in Tehran on Thursday, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said the air defense forces detected the U-2 aircraft intending to violate the country’s airspace a few...

Iran Able to Hit Enemy’s “Vital Interests”: IRGC Commander

Iran Able to Hit Enemy’s “Vital Interests”: IRGC Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned the enemies that their critical interests will be ruined if they dare damage Iran, pointing to the mass-production of missiles with pin-point accuracy. “We have gained so much power that we can hit the enemy’s vital interests,” General Salami said...

Iran Unveils Advanced Military Equipment, Missile Systems in Parades

Iran Unveils Advanced Military Equipment, Missile Systems in Parades

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced that the country put on display a number of state-of-the-art missile systems and military equipment during the nationwide parades on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a large-scale military parade in Tehran on Wednesday, Brigadier General...

Iran to Keep Holding Drills in Persian Gulf: Navy Commander

Iran to Keep Holding Drills in Persian Gulf: Navy Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the country will continue to stage war games in the Persian Gulf waters. “We will combat any threat, consider the Persian Gulf as our own home and will hold both war games and parades at our home,” the Navy commander said on Wednesday, speaking on the sidelines of a large-scale military parade...

Commander Highlights IRGC Navy’s Powerful Presence in Persian Gulf

Commander Highlights IRGC Navy’s Powerful Presence in Persian Gulf

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy maintains such military dominance over the Persian Gulf that it has already captured forces from the US, Britain, Canada and Australia in the maritime zone, which must exclude outsiders, a senior commander of the IRGC Navy said. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a large-scale military parade in Iran’s...

Commander Says IRGC Navy’s Parade Sign of Iran’s Rising Sea-Based Power

Commander Says IRGC Navy’s Parade Sign of Iran’s Rising Sea-Based Power

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said his forces’ military parade in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Wednesday signified an increase in the country’s sea-based “defensive and offensive power”. Speaking to reporters in Bandar Abbas on the sidelines of the large-scale military parade of the IRGC Navy on...

No Slowdown in Iran’s Military Tests, War Games: Top Commander

No Slowdown in Iran’s Military Tests, War Games: Top Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – There will be no delay or slowdown in Iran’s military tests and war games, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri underscored, saying the country has devised comprehensive defensive strategies to counter all threats. Addressing a military parade in Tehran on Wednesday morning, the senior commander emphasized that "all...

IRGC Chief Urges US to Stop Costly, Harmful Presence in Persian Gulf

IRGC Chief Urges US to Stop Costly, Harmful Presence in Persian Gulf

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari called on the US to quit wasting the American people’s assets by ending “malicious and harmful” naval presence in the Persian Gulf, the Iranian nation’s home. In line with the guidelines set by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei “we...

Iran Unveils Latest Military Gear in Parades, Including New Ballistic Missile

Iran Unveils Latest Military Gear in Parades, Including New Ballistic Missile

BANDAR ABBAS (Press Shia) – Different units of the Iranian Armed Forces on Wednesday displayed their capabilities and latest military achievements in nationwide parades marking the Sacred Defense Week, including a new long-range ballistic missile with high precision. The Iranian Armed Forces staged military parades across the country on Wednesday morning to commemorate the Sacred Defense...