Archive "Defense"

General: No Anti-Iran Threat to Go Unanswered

General: No Anti-Iran Threat to Go Unanswered

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Republic of Iran will harshly respond to any hostile threat at any level, a top military commander said. In comments in a gathering of IRGC Ground Force officials, Commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Headquarters Major General Gholam Ali Rashid highlighted the Iranian Armed Forces’ readiness to combat any threat posed by the terrorist and Takfiri groups or...

Iran Boosting Infrastructure to Counter Chemical, Nuclear Threats

Iran Boosting Infrastructure to Counter Chemical, Nuclear Threats

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali highlighted the organization’s preparedness to repel any incidents and said the country has been boosting its infrastructure to counter chemical and nuclear threats. “Civil defense exists in all countries in the world and it means defending and protecting people from various...

Iran, Pakistan Discuss Military Cooperation

Iran, Pakistan Discuss Military Cooperation

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Senior commanders from Pakistan and Iran met in Tehran for talks on closer military cooperation between the two neighbors and joint efforts to ensure security along the common border. In the Friday meeting, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour and Chief of General Staff of Pakistan Lieutenant General Bilal...

Iranian Minister Warns against Formation of Chemical Terrorism in West Asia

Iranian Minister Warns against Formation of Chemical Terrorism in West Asia

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami highlighted the Western support for terrorist groups in West Asia and cautioned against the formation of “organized chemical terrorism” in the region. In a statement released on Friday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1987 chemical bombing of the northwestern city of Sardasht by the Iraqi army under...

Iranian Commander Due in Afghanistan after Two Border Guards Killed

Iranian Commander Due in Afghanistan after Two Border Guards Killed

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The commander of Iran’s border police said he plans to visit neighboring Afghanistan over a recent cross-border attack by armed assailants that led to the martyrdom of two Iranian guards in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Saturday, Brigadier General Qassem Rezaei said he will head for the Afghan capital...

Iranian Naval Flotilla on Way to Gulf of Aden

Iranian Naval Flotilla on Way to Gulf of Aden

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Iranian Navy’s 54th flotilla of warships is on an overseas mission to international waters. The naval fleet, comprising the Kharg Helicopter Carrier and Sabalan Destroyer, is on its way to the Indian Ocean.It will later arrive in the Gulf of Aden and Bab el-Mandeb Strait.This is Kharg’s first mission in years after being overhauled by the Navy’s experts...

Attackers Kill 2 Iranian Guards near Southeastern Border Point

Attackers Kill 2 Iranian Guards near Southeastern Border Point

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Two Iranian Border Police forces were killed and three others were injured by armed assailants at a border post in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan. While all Iranian people were watching the national football team’s match against Spain in the World Cup 2018 games on Wednesday night, servicemen in an outlying Border Police station in southeast of...

Iran’s Defense Minister Derides Netanyahu’s Water Tech Offer

Iran’s Defense Minister Derides Netanyahu’s Water Tech Offer

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami ridiculed the remarks by the “fool” prime minister of the Zionist regime who has offered help for Iran in water management, saying people have still not forgotten Israel’s enmities and crimes against the Iranian nation. In comments at a cultural ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday, the Iranian defense minister said...

General Denies Iran’s Pledge of Support for Turkish Operation in Iraq

General Denies Iran’s Pledge of Support for Turkish Operation in Iraq

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A senior spokesman for the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces denied reports that Iran would approve of a potential Turkish military operation against Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq. In comments on Thursday, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi described as “inaccurate” the recent remarks by Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli that Iran would...

Iran’s Top General Hopes for Lasting Peace in Muslim World

Iran’s Top General Hopes for Lasting Peace in Muslim World

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – In messages on the occasion of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri hoped that sustainable peace and calm would prevail in the Muslim world. The top Iranian commander sent separate messages to the military officials of Islamic countries on Wednesday, offering warm wishes on the occasion...