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Iran, China Ink Deal on Defense Cooperation

Iran, China Ink Deal on Defense Cooperation

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The defense ministers of Iran and China signed an agreement in Tehran on Monday to enhance military and defense cooperation between the two countries. The agreement entails closer defense-military cooperation between Tehran and Beijing, sharing military experience, particularly in the field of training, as well as combatting terrorism and causes of regional...

Top General Highlights Iran’s Missile Power

Top General Highlights Iran’s Missile Power

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said Iran has gained such great missile capabilities that enemies would not begin to contemplate attacking the country. “Our missile power has reached a point that the enemies cannot decide to invade,” the senior officer said at a cultural ceremony on Thursday, held in...

IRGC Developing Gigantic Version of New High-Speed Craft

IRGC Developing Gigantic Version of New High-Speed Craft

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy is manufacturing a jumbo-sized version of a new high-speed military vessel that was brought into service in September, a top commander announced. Speaking to reporters in the northern city of Chalous on Tuesday, IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said the new naval vessel, currently under construction, is a much...

Daesh Once Got Hit by Iran Near Border: General

Daesh Once Got Hit by Iran Near Border: General

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Members of Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group in Iraq were once hit by Iranian military forces at a distance of 40 kilometers from the border, a high-ranking Iranian military official said. In an interview with the Press Shia News Agency, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, a senior military adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, said...

Iran’s Basij Forces to Stage Nationwide Military Drills

Iran’s Basij Forces to Stage Nationwide Military Drills

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Battalions from the Iranian Basij (volunteer) Force are slated to hold a large-scale war game, codenamed ‘Ela Beit ul-Muqaddas’ (Towards al-Quds), across the country. Speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Lieutenant Commander of Basij Force General Ali Fazli said the volunteer forces will stage the massive military drills on Thursday and Friday. He...

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...