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Iran, Iraq Hold Defense Cooperation Meeting

Iran, Iraq Hold Defense Cooperation Meeting

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The defense ministers of Iran and Iraq weighed plans for closer military interaction between the two Muslim neighbors in a meeting of a high commission on defense cooperation. Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hayali co-chaired the first session of the high commission on Iran-Iraq defense cooperation in...

Iran Ready to Counter All Threats: Commander

Iran Ready to Counter All Threats: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A ranking commander of the Iranian Army highlighted the country’s military capabilities and self-sufficiency in the defense industry, saying Iran’s armed forces are prepared to counter any threat. The Iranian Army’s combat and defense preparedness stands at such a level that the counrty can counter all threats, Deputy Chief of Iran's Army for Coordination...

Iranian Defense Minister in Iraq for Official Visit

Iranian Defense Minister in Iraq for Official Visit

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has traveled to neighboring Iraq for talks on various issues, including ways to boost defense cooperation between the Islamic Republic and the Arab country. Heading a high-ranking delegation, Brigadier General Hatami arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday to attend a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart about the prospect of...

Iran Triples Range of Copter Missiles

Iran Triples Range of Copter Missiles

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The airborne division of Iran’s Army Ground Force has tripled the range of missiles mounted on its helicopters, a senior commander said. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a military parade in Tehran on Wednesday, Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said the range of chopper-launched missiles has...

Iran Unveils New Missile System in Parade

Iran Unveils New Missile System in Parade

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Air Defense unveiled a new homegrown missile system on Wednesday in a military parade marking the National Army Day. One of major achievements put on display during the parade in Tehran was the new air defense missile system, dubbed Kamin-2.Developed by local experts, is used for hitting aerial targets flying at low altitudes.Other items displayed in the...

Naval Parade in Persian Gulf Marks Iran Army Day

Naval Parade in Persian Gulf Marks Iran Army Day

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian military watercraft partook in a naval parade off the southern port of Bandar Abbas on Wednesday morning to celebrate the National Army Day. The Iranian warships and submarines cruised near the strategic strait of Hormuz to mark the occasion along with Army units elsewhere in the country.The parade in the Persian Gulf involved various naval...

Military Parade Held in Tehran to Celebrate Army Day

Military Parade Held in Tehran to Celebrate Army Day

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Troops from different units of the Iranian Army attended a commemorative parade in Tehran on Wednesday morning after a presidential speech to celebrate the Army Day and the Ground Force Day. The ceremony was held near the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, with high-ranking officials and senior military commanders in...

Iran Marks National Army Day

Iran Marks National Army Day

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – As Iran is celebrating the National Army Day, the country’s military forces marked the event by holding nationwide parades. Various units of the Iranian Army held military parades across the country on Wednesday morning to pay tribute to the Army forces.The parades saw units from the Ground Force, Navy, Air Force and Air Defense Force displaying some of their new...

Top Commander Highlights ‘Incalculability’ of Iran’s Response to Foreign Threats

Top Commander Highlights ‘Incalculability’ of Iran’s Response to Foreign Threats

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri underscored the country’s growing military power, warning enemies of Iran’s ‘incalculable’ response to any foreign threat or act of aggression. In a message released on Tuesday, Major General Baqeri offered his congratulations on the National Army Day, due to be celebrated...

IRGC Forces Foil Terrorist Attack on Border Post in SE Iran

IRGC Forces Foil Terrorist Attack on Border Post in SE Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Tuesday its forces had foiled a terrorist attack against a border post in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan, killing three terrorists and injuring several others. The Public Relations Department of the IRGC, in a statement, said a terrorist cell mounted an attack against a military post in Mirjaveh on...