Archive "Defense"

Top General Slams Saudi Prince for Anti-Iran Comments

Top General Slams Saudi Prince for Anti-Iran Comments

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The deputy chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces denounced anti-Tehran comments made by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying the Riyadh regime is implementing the US and Israeli policies in the Middle East. Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri rejected recent remarks made by Salman, who is also the Saudi defense minister, saying the...

Boosting Iran’s Missile Power Has Nothing to Do with JCPOA: Commander

Boosting Iran’s Missile Power Has Nothing to Do with JCPOA: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri rejected as “untrue” some claims that the country’s efforts to increase its missile power have undermined the July 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers, known as JCPOA. “Upgrading Islamic Republic’s missile power is underway in line with the...

ICRC Lauds Iran’s Demining Efforts

ICRC Lauds Iran’s Demining Efforts

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Head of mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iran praised the Islamic Republic’s demining activities and programs, saying other countries contaminated by landmines could tap into Iran’s experiences. Addressing a meeting in Tehran, held to mark the International Mine Awareness Day, Florence Gillette commended Iran’s Defense...

Iran Unveils Minefield Simulator

Iran Unveils Minefield Simulator

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s defense minister on Tuesday unveiled a homegrown system that simulates conditions in a minefield, used for training demining teams. Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan unveiled the domestically developed simulator on the sidelines of a conference in Tehran marking the International Mine Awareness Day.The simulator is used for training demining teams and...

Iran’s Top Military Commander Urges Syrians’ Vigilance against Divisive Plots

Iran’s Top Military Commander Urges Syrians’ Vigilance against Divisive Plots

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Foreces Major General Mohammad Baqeri called on Syrian nation to maintain unity and reject divisive plots hatched by foreign enemies. Speaking at a meeting with his Syrian counterpart General Ali Abdullah Ayoub in Tehran on Monday, Baqeri denounced the attacks by the Israeli regime and US against the Arab country and underlined that...

US Lacks Courage to Attack Iran: IRGC General

US Lacks Courage to Attack Iran: IRGC General

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy commander said Iran’s military capabilities have grown so enormously that the US would not dare to take action against the country. Although the US enmity towards Iran has been increasing day by day over the past years, Washington does not dare to take any military action against the Islamic Republic, Rear Admiral...

Iran’s IRGC Ground Force Ready to Serve Oppressed People in World

Iran’s IRGC Ground Force Ready to Serve Oppressed People in World

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour highlighted his forces’ defense capability and said they can be of service to all the oppressed people and Muslims around the world. Addressing a ceremony held in Tehran on Sunday with Foreign military attachés in Iran in attendance, Brigadier General Pakpour...

Iran Producing Better Ballistic Missiles at Lower Costs: IRGC Commander

Iran Producing Better Ballistic Missiles at Lower Costs: IRGC Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force highlighted Iran’s capability to produce ballistic missiles with more accuracy and use innovative homegrown methods to reduce manufacturing costs. In the missile sphere, Iran has been able to maximize the accuracy of projectiles, as emphasized by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali...

IRGC’s Light Aircraft Crashes in Saravan, Pilot Martyred

IRGC’s Light Aircraft Crashes in Saravan, Pilot Martyred

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A gyroplane flown by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for reconnaissance operations crashed in Iran’s southeastern border town of Saravan on Thursday, killing the pilot. According to a statement released by the IRGC Ground Force, the ultralight aircraft was beginning a reconnaissance mission on Thursday morning when it crashed in the airport of Saravan, in...

US Claims of Chopper Harassment in Hormuz Strait ‘Propaganda Campaign’: IRGC

US Claims of Chopper Harassment in Hormuz Strait ‘Propaganda Campaign’: IRGC

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy on Tuesday dismissed as fictitious and “propaganda campaign” US claims that an IRGC vessel has pointed its weapon at an American helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz. Reports by US officials that a patrol vessel of the IRGC naval forces recently pointed its weapon at a US Navy helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz is...