Archive "Defense"

Senior General: Iranian Forces Ready to Combat Any Threat

Senior General: Iranian Forces Ready to Combat Any Threat

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A top Iranian military commander said the country’s Armed Forces are fully mobilized and prepared to counter any hostile threat. - Politics news - Speaking on the sidelines of a massive military exercise, launched by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force in southern Iran, Commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Headquarters Major General Gholam Ali Rashid...

Zarif: Iran’s Missiles Defensive, Non-Negotiable

Zarif: Iran’s Missiles Defensive, Non-Negotiable

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated the country’s policy on its missile program and said the domestically made ballistic missiles are only meant for defense and can never be subject to negotiation with foreigners. - Politics news - “Iran’s missiles are defensive. We need them for deterrence,” Zarif told Al Jazeera in the Qatari...

Iran, Pakistan Sign Deal to Boost Security of Common Border

Iran, Pakistan Sign Deal to Boost Security of Common Border

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – High-ranking officials from Iran and Pakistan signed an agreement to promote cooperation in preserving the security of common borders nearly two months after terrorists abducted a number of Iranian border guards at a military post. - Society/Culture news - According to Press Shia Agency dispatches, following a three-day negotiation between a number of Iranian and...

Iran’s New Destroyer to Begin Ocean Voyage after Launch

Iran’s New Destroyer to Begin Ocean Voyage after Launch

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s new destroyer ‘Sahand’ will be deployed on an ocean mission after coming into service within the next few days, the country’s Navy commander said Tuesday. - Politics news - Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said the homegrown Sahand destroyer will join the Navy’s fleet on December 1.After coming into service, Sahand will be prepared in a short time span...

Iran to Export Homegrown Aircraft in Near Future: Aviation Official

Iran to Export Homegrown Aircraft in Near Future: Aviation Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The managing director of the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (AIO) said the country will export planes fully designed and manufactured inside the country in the near future. - Society/Culture news - Brigadier General Abdolkarim Bnitarafi pointed to the 9th International Iran Air Show, which opened on Iran’s southern island of Kish on Monday, saying...

Video of Iran’s Newly-Unveiled Toofan Armored Vehicle

Video of Iran’s Newly-Unveiled Toofan Armored Vehicle

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A new home-made armored military vehicle, dubbed Toofan (hurricane) was unveiled today by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami. The armored, mine resistant and ambush protected vehicle has been developed by local experts at the Defense Ministry, designed to carry out logistical and combat missions in the theater.According to the minister, Toofan is a...

Iran Unveils New Military Vehicle

Iran Unveils New Military Vehicle

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Defense Ministry unveiled a homegrown armored military vehicle, dubbed Toofan (hurricane). In a ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday, Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami unveiled the military truck and inaugurated its assembly line.The armored, mine resistant and ambush protected vehicle has been developed by local experts at the Defense Ministry,...

New Destroyer, Submarine to Join Iran Navy Fleet: Official

New Destroyer, Submarine to Join Iran Navy Fleet: Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A top Iranian military official said the Navy will soon receive a new destroyer and a submarine. Deputy Chief of Iran's Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on Saturday said Sahand destroyer and Fateh submarine will join the Navy’s fleet in the near future.Denouncing the foreign sanctions against Iran, the commander noted that Iran has turned...

Iranian Navy Fleet to Leave for Italy in Near Future

Iranian Navy Fleet to Leave for Italy in Near Future

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Wednesday that an Iranian navy fleet will set sail for Italy in the near future. In a meeting with the Deputy Commander of the Italian Navy on the sidelines of a special meeting of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in India, Khanzadi discussed a visit by an Iranian naval fleet to Italy in order...

Iranian Commander: No Need for Foreigners to Ensure Region’s Naval Security

Iranian Commander: No Need for Foreigners to Ensure Region’s Naval Security

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The commander of the Iranian Navy underlined that the Indian Ocean’s security comes within the purview of the regional countries alone, saying presence of foreign forces would not contribute to naval security in the region. “We do not believe that the presence of elements from outside the region could ensure the appropriate collective maritime...