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IRGC: No Troops Killed in Clashes with Terrorists

IRGC: No Troops Killed in Clashes with Terrorists

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) denied media reports that a number of its forces have been killed in recent clashes with terrorist teams in northwest Iran. In a statement on Tuesday, the IRGC public relations department denied as “bogus claims” the reports about the martyrdom of a number of its troops in the recent operations against...

Iran’s Air Defense Forces Not to Allow Any Foreign Interference: Commander

Iran’s Air Defense Forces Not to Allow Any Foreign Interference: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The new commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, the central headquarters of Iran’s Air Defense, made assurances that his forces would protect the Islamic Republic against any attempt by enemies to interfere in the country. Speaking to reporters Monday on the sidelines of a ceremony at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini (RA) in southern Tehran to pay...

IRGC Disbands 2 More Terrorist Teams Northwest of Iran

IRGC Disbands 2 More Terrorist Teams Northwest of Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force said Sunday that his forces have smashed two terrorist teams in northwest Iran over the past 24 hours, only a day after disbanding a 7-storng team of intruders. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said IRGC Ground Force troops have successfully fought off an intensified wave...

Missile Power Red Line for Iran: Basij Commander

Missile Power Red Line for Iran: Basij Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of Iran’s Basij Force Brigadier General Gholam Hossein Gheibparvar rejected the notion that the Islamic Republic may engage in diplomatic talks with the West on its missile program, saying that the issue is “a red line” for the country. Speaking to the Press Shia News Agency, Brigadier General Gheibparvar pointed to recent calls by some Western states for...

General Denies Report of Iran’s Pullout from Syria

General Denies Report of Iran’s Pullout from Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A senior military official dismissed speculation that the Iranian forces might withdraw from Syria, saying the Iranians, unlike the US military forces, have gone to Syria at the request of the Damascus government. “Iran and Syria enjoy deep relations that would not be influenced by the propaganda measures of anyone,” Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, an...

Iran’s Top General Urges Psych War Tactics to Counter US ‘Unending’ Hostility

Iran’s Top General Urges Psych War Tactics to Counter US ‘Unending’ Hostility

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The US enmity towards the Iranian nation and the Islamic Revolution will never end, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said, calling for constant intelligence readiness and psychological operations to counteract the US plots. Addressing a group of Police commanders in Tehran on Sunday, Major General Baqeri pointed to...

Measures Adopted for Ensuring Security of Imam Khomeini’s Demise Anniversary: Commander

Measures Adopted for Ensuring Security of Imam Khomeini’s Demise Anniversary: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) made assurances that his forces are fully prepared to provide security for a massive ceremony to mark the anniversary of the demise of Imam Khomeini (RA), the late founder of the Islamic Republic. Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Tehran on Saturday, Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Yazdi pointed...

Fighter Jet Crashes in Central Iran (+Photos)

Fighter Jet Crashes in Central Iran (+Photos)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An Iranian Air Force’s F-7 fighter jet crashed in the central province of Isfahan on Saturday. The military plane crashed near Jarqavieh, some 50 kilometers southeast of provincial capital of Isfahan around midday.Two pilots of the fighter jet are reportedly safe and have ejected before the aircraft plummeted towards the ground.The Army has linked the accident to...

Leader Appoints New Commander to Iran’s Air Defense

Leader Appoints New Commander to Iran’s Air Defense

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, also commander-in-chief of Iran’s Armed Forces, appointed Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi Fard as the new commander of Iran’s Air Defense. In a decree on Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei put Brigadier General Sabahi Fard in charge of the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base (the central headquarters of...

No One Can Undermine Iran’s Missile Power, Regional Clout: IRGC Commander

No One Can Undermine Iran’s Missile Power, Regional Clout: IRGC Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent comments against Iran prove that no one can undermine the country’s missile power or regional influence. The IRGC has reached such a level of power that the US secretary of state lays out 12 conditions for a new deal with...