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Iranian Navy Kicks Off Massive Drills in Northern Waters

Iranian Navy Kicks Off Massive Drills in Northern Waters

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Navy on Sunday began massive military exercises in waters of the Caspian Sea north of the country. A huge number of naval forces aboard destroyers and military vessels are taking part in the drills, code-named “Sustainable Security and Power 96”.During the five-day maneuver, new weapons, military systems, and equipment manufactured by the...

Iranian Commander Lauds Iraqi Volunteer Forces’ Key Role in Liberation of Mosul

Iranian Commander Lauds Iraqi Volunteer Forces’ Key Role in Liberation of Mosul

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of Iran’s Basij Force Brigadier General Gholam Hossein Gheibparvar said Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, played a major role in the recent liberation of the northern city of Mosul from Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorists. “After the treachery of some local authorities in Mosul and the occupation of (the city...

IRGC’s Missile Attack Firm Response to Reactionary States: Commander

IRGC’s Missile Attack Firm Response to Reactionary States: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan praised a recent missile attack by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) against terrorists in Syria as “a firm response” to certain reactionary countries. Speaking to the Press Shia News Agency, Brigadier General Pourdastan said the IRGC’s missile attack on Daesh terrorists in...

Defense Minister Vows Iran’s Crushing Response to Enemies’ Threats

Defense Minister Vows Iran’s Crushing Response to Enemies’ Threats

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan praised the country’s growing missile power and said the Islamic Republic will deliver “the most severe” response to any threats posed by the enemies. In remarks released on Saturday, Brigadier General Dehqan hailed a recent missile attack by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces against...

Hostile Moves Receive Iran’s Scathing Reaction: General

Hostile Moves Receive Iran’s Scathing Reaction: General

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A top Iranian general warned the enemies that the Islamic Republic employs whatever capabilities at its disposal, including missiles, to respond to the hostile plots. Any vicious plan to damage Iran will meet with a crushing response, Head of the Strategic Research Center of the General Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi told Press Shia...

IRGC Reaffirms Commitment to Safeguarding Iran

IRGC Reaffirms Commitment to Safeguarding Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps assured the Iranian nation of the IRGC’s unwavering resolve to safeguard the Islamic Republic’s interests against the adversaries seeking to “milk” Iran. In comments, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari underlined that the IRGC is duty bound to protect the Iranian nation, the Establishment, and the country’s...

Russia May Have Informed US of IRGC Missile Raid: General

Russia May Have Informed US of IRGC Missile Raid: General

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – US military jets scrambled four minutes after the first missile fired by the IRGC hit its target during a strike against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in Syria on June 18, a top commander announced, saying Americans may have been informed of the operation by Russia. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Saturday evening, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps...

Iran Unveils New Homegrown Battle Rifle

Iran Unveils New Homegrown Battle Rifle

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran unveiled a new type of battle rifle designed and manufactured by domestic experts to replace Heckler & Koch G3 assault rifles currently used by the country’s Armed Forces. In a ceremony held in Tehran on Friday, the rifle named “Zolfaqar”, weighing 3.5 kilograms and presumably in 7.62 mm caliber, was put on display.The operational range of the...

IRGC Smashes Terrorist Team West of Iran

IRGC Smashes Terrorist Team West of Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces attacked a team of terrorists in Iran’s Western province of Kurdistan on Friday morning, killing three and arresting one person. According to the public relations department of the IRGC’s Hamze Sayyid al-Shohada Base, the IRGC ground troops in Kurdistan Province clashed with a team of terrorists affiliated with the...

Over 170 Terrorists Killed in Iran’s Missile Attack on Daesh: IRGC

Over 170 Terrorists Killed in Iran’s Missile Attack on Daesh: IRGC

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Public Relations Department said more than 170 Daesh (ISIL) terrorists, including several ringleaders, have been killed in its recent missile attack on terrorist sites in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor. In a statement released late on Wednesday, the IRGC Public Relations Department described the recent...