Archive "Defense"

Top Cleric Urges Boost to Iran’s Military Power

Top Cleric Urges Boost to Iran’s Military Power

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Senior Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi called for a constant development of Iran’s defense power to deter enemies from taking military action against the country. - Defense news - In a meeting with Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri in the city of Qom, Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi said the country’s...

IRGC Nabs Elements behind Terror Attack in Southeast Iran

IRGC Nabs Elements behind Terror Attack in Southeast Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) captured a number of perpetrators of a recent attack on its forces in southeast Iran. - Defense news - The IRGC public relations department said in a statement on Monday that its Quds Base in southeast Iran found clues as to the hideout of the terrorists in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.In a rapid...

Iran Could Directly Combat Terrorists inside Pakistan: Senior Commander

Iran Could Directly Combat Terrorists inside Pakistan: Senior Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said Iran could directly step in to crush Pakistani-based terrorist groups under the UN Charter. - Defense news - Speaking to reporters in the city of Qom on Monday, the top Iranian general said Tehran has called on Pakistani military and political officials to take serious action in...

Top General Warns Severe Revenge for Terror Attack in Iran

Top General Warns Severe Revenge for Terror Attack in Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces warned the perpetrators of a recent attack on the IRGC forces in southeast Iran to expect an severe revenge from the Iranian nation. - Politics news - “If any group is taking shelter in Pakistan by receiving Saudi and Emirati money and weapons and is infiltrating individuals into the country (Iran) to carry out such...

Iran to Build 6,500-Ton Destroyer, Official Says

Iran to Build 6,500-Ton Destroyer, Official Says

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Head of the Iranian Defense Ministry’s Marine Industries Organization Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari said construction of a heavy destroyer weighing 6,500 tons is on the agenda of the organization. - Defense news - Speaking to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Sunday night, Rear Admiral Rastegari highlighted Iran’s progress in manufacturing subsurface...

Range of Iran Air Force Drones to Rise to above 1,000 km

Range of Iran Air Force Drones to Rise to above 1,000 km

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) unveiled plans to extend the range of military drones beyond 1,000 kilometers. - Politics news - In an interview with Press Shia Agency, Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh said the Air Force has devised extensive plans for a boost to its drone power, including a rise in the range of the pilotless aircraft...

Iranian Flotilla Docks at Sri Lankan Port

Iranian Flotilla Docks at Sri Lankan Port

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Iranian Navy’s 60th flotilla of warships berthed at Sri Lanka’s port of Colombo for a three-day visit. - Defense news - According to the Navy’s public relations office, the naval fleet, comprised of Bayandor destroyer, Bushehr logistical warship and Lavan battleship berthed at Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, on Friday after sailing in the international...

US Revives Secret Plan to Sabotage Iran’s Missile Program: Report

US Revives Secret Plan to Sabotage Iran’s Missile Program: Report

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The US administration is reported to have revived a secret plan to sabotage Iran’s ballistic missiles as part of its broader plan to weaken the Islamic Republic’s military might and harm its economy. - Defense news - Citing current and former administration officials, The New York Times reported Wednesday that the clandestine operation has been ongoing for...

French Yellow Vest Protesters Demonstrate for 13th Consecutive Week (+Video)

French Yellow Vest Protesters Demonstrate for 13th Consecutive Week (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Yellow Vest protesters are marching in the streets for a 13th consecutive weekend on Saturday, with multiple rallies planned throughout France. - Defense news - The Yellow Vest movement spontaneously emerged in November 2018 after French President Emmanuel Macron announced controversial tax hikes. Over 2,000 people have been arrested since the demonstrations began...

IRGC Unveils Precision Ballistic Missile Plant

IRGC Unveils Precision Ballistic Missile Plant

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Aerospace Division of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Thursday unveiled an underground plant manufacturing precision ballistic missiles. - Defense news - “Unveiling this missile production city deep underground is an answer to the idle talk made by the Westerners, who assume they can restrict us and dissuade us from (pursuing) our long-term...