Archive "Defense"

Iran, Azerbaijan to Hold Join Naval Drill

Iran, Azerbaijan to Hold Join Naval Drill

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian flotilla of warships that has sailed toward Baku to convey Iran’s message of peace and friendship will hold a joint exercise with the Azeri naval forces in the Caspian Sea. The Iranian flotilla, comprised of Damavand destroyer and Joshan missile-launching frigate, departed from the Caspian port city of Bandar Anzali on Sunday morning for...

Iranian Naval Flotilla Sets Sail for Azerbaijan

Iranian Naval Flotilla Sets Sail for Azerbaijan

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian flotilla of warships left the country’s northern waters on Sunday for an overseas mission to the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Iranian flotilla, comprised of Damavand destroyer and Joshan missile-launching frigate, departed from the Caspian port city of Bandar Anzali on Sunday morning for Azerbaijan’s capital and coastal city of Baku.A top Navy...

Iran Dispatches Naval Fleet to Gulf of Aden

Iran Dispatches Naval Fleet to Gulf of Aden

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Navy has deployed a fleet of warships to international waters for a mission that includes presence in the waters off the southern coasts of Yemen. Iran’s 44th fleet, comprised of Alvand destroyer and Bushehr logistic warship, has been dispatched to the Gulf of Aden and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait to protect the country’s trade vessels against...

Russia Says S-300 Delivery to Iran Completed

Russia Says S-300 Delivery to Iran Completed

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Alexander Fomin, the head of Russia’s arms export agency, said Moscow has completed the delivery of S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system to Iran. “All divisions have been supplied,” Fomin said as cited by Russia's RIA Novosti news agency on Thursday. On April 17, Iran displayed part of the sophisticated missile system in a military parade in...

Iran Foils Terrorist Attack on Religious Events

Iran Foils Terrorist Attack on Religious Events

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s security forces arrested a number of foreign Takfiri terrorists in the southern province of Fars, confiscating over 100 kilograms of explosive material the terrorists planned to use in attacks on Shiite mourning ceremonies, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi announced. Speaking to IRIB on Wednesday evening, Alawi said the intelligence forces, in cooperation...

Iranian Navy to Send Flotilla to Atlantic Ocean

Iranian Navy to Send Flotilla to Atlantic Ocean

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari highlighted the Navy’s presence in high seas as a manifestation of the country’s power, saying the force plans to dispatch its 43rd flotilla to Africa and the Atlantic Ocean. The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Army Navy is tasked with safeguarding the country’s borders, resources and interests, he said on...

IRGC Forces Foil Terrorist Attack in Western Iran

IRGC Forces Foil Terrorist Attack in Western Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps forces managed to foil a terrorist attack by militants of the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK) near the western city of Marivan in Kurdistan Province, a top IRGC commander in the province announced. Speaking to the Press Shia Agency News Agency, Commander of the IRGC in Kurdistan Province Brigadier General Mohammad...

US Source of Persian Gulf Woes: IRGC Admiral

US Source of Persian Gulf Woes: IRGC Admiral

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy commander slammed the US as the source of evil acts in the Persian Gulf and all West Asia’s troubles. In an interview with the Press Shia Agency News Agency, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi highlighted the IRGC Navy’s vigilant presence in the southern waters and its success to ensure security of the Persian Gulf and...

Commander Vows Harsh Response to Any Threat against Iran

Commander Vows Harsh Response to Any Threat against Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari warned the enemies of a crushing response in case of any threat against Iran. Speaking in a ceremony held on Thursday in the southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Major General Jafari said the country's armed forces will force any aggressor to retreat in case of...

Takfiri Terrorists on Verge of Defeat on ‘All Fronts’: General Soleimani

Takfiri Terrorists on Verge of Defeat on ‘All Fronts’: General Soleimani

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, Major General Qassem Soleimani, said foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists are experiencing worst-ever defeats on “all fronts”. “Today the Takfiris have been defeated or are being defeated on all fronts. I believe that the Syrian people are invincible if they back their government,”...