Archive "Defense"

Iran Army Unveils New Chopper Gear

Iran Army Unveils New Chopper Gear

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The airborne division of Iran’s Army Ground Force on Monday unveiled a series of homegrown equipment and achievements extending the capabilities of its helicopters. In a ceremony in Tehran, high-ranking Army officials unveiled the latest achievements of the young experts serving in the Ground Force’s Airborne Unit.The major item put on display in the event was a...

IRGC Arises from, Relies on Iranian People: Commander

IRGC Arises from, Relies on Iranian People: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The existence of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps depends on popular support, as it comes from people and is at the Iranians’ service, IRGC commander said. “The IRGC’s ability to play a role relies on the people. The IRGC is a revolutionary and popular organization (that works) with people for the people,” Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said in...

Iran Military Commanders Renew Support for Syria after US-Led Strike

Iran Military Commanders Renew Support for Syria after US-Led Strike

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami condemned the Saturday’s US-led missile strike on Syria, reaffirming Tehran’s support for the Syrian government and nation. In separate telephone conversations with Syria’s Defense Minister Ali Abdullah Ayoub on Saturday...

IRGC Warns Syria Strike Perpetrators against Consequences

IRGC Warns Syria Strike Perpetrators against Consequences

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) condemned the Saturday’s US-led missile attacks on Syria as a brazen crime, warning that the flames of such aggression will engulf its perpetrators. In a statement on Saturday, the IRGC said the trilateral military strike on Syrian government targets will strengthen the willpower of the anti-terror resistance elements...

Reports on Deployment of Russia’s Strategic Aircraft to Iran Rejected

Reports on Deployment of Russia’s Strategic Aircraft to Iran Rejected

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s military rejected reports by some media outlets that the Islamic Republic has allowed Moscow to station Russian “strategic aircraft” in its territory. Iran and Russia are boosting their joint military cooperation to combat and uproot terrorism, an informed source at the headquarters of Iran’s Armed Forces General Staff told Press Shia on Saturday.The...

General Warns Foes of Silly Moves against Iran

General Warns Foes of Silly Moves against Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Commander of Iran’s Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari cautioned the enemies about any stupid action against the country, saying the Armed Forces are fully prepared to defend the Islamic Republic. Addressing the Friday prayers event in Tehran, General Heidari highlighted Iran’s success to fend for itself during an 8-year imposed war in the...

No Country Dares to Launch Attack on Iranian Soil: Top Army General

No Country Dares to Launch Attack on Iranian Soil: Top Army General

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A high-ranking Iranian commander and former Army Ground Force chief highlighted the Islamic Republic’s growing military power and said enemies lack the courage to make an act of aggression against Iranian soil. “The enemies should be aware that Iran’s Armed forces will never be surprised,” Brigadier General Pourdastan, who heads Iranian...

Enemies Well-Advised Not to Test Iranian Nation’s Power: Defense Minister

Enemies Well-Advised Not to Test Iranian Nation’s Power: Defense Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami highlighted the country’s military preparedness in the face of foreign threats and said the enemies are well-advised not to test the Islamic Republic’s power. Addressing a ceremony held in the northwestern city of Tabriz on Tuesday to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Major General Ali Sayyad Shirazi,...

Commander Rejects Claims on Israeli Flights over Iran as ‘Nonsense’

Commander Rejects Claims on Israeli Flights over Iran as ‘Nonsense’

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili dismissed as “nonsense” recent claims that two Israeli aircraft had entered the Iranian airspace, saying the claims did not merit a response. Addressing a gathering of air defense forces in Tehran on Monday, Brigadier General Esmaili shrugged off recent reports claiming that...

Iran Seeks Preventing Escalation of Tensions in Region: Commander

Iran Seeks Preventing Escalation of Tensions in Region: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior Iranian military commander highlighted the combat readiness of the country’s forces in the Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea, stressing that Tehran seeks to manage the situation and prevent an escalation of tensions in the region.  “Iran’s policy in the Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea is defensive-deterrent through full-scale and active...