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Army: Iran’s Defense Industry Symbol of Self-Sufficiency

Army: Iran’s Defense Industry Symbol of Self-Sufficiency

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Iran’s Army praised the country’s progress in the defense industry as a potent symbol of self-sufficiency and self-reliance. In a statement issued on the occasion of the National Day of Defense Industry on Monday, the Army said the country’s advances in various military fields have turned the defense sector into a symbol of self-sufficiency and...

Iran Army Ground Force to Boost Artillery Power: Commander

Iran Army Ground Force to Boost Artillery Power: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force unveiled plans to build up the force’s artillery capabilities. Speaking at a military base in the central city of Isfahan on Saturday, Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said the Ground Force is trying to improve its artillery combat capabilities considering the “regional threats.”The Ground Force has also...

Defense Minister Nominee Vows to Boost Iran’s Missile Might

Defense Minister Nominee Vows to Boost Iran’s Missile Might

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – President Hassan Rouhani’s pick for the post of defense minister pledged to continue to enhance Iran’s missile capabilities if he qualifies for the post. “Enhancing the country’s missile and cruise power as well as air defense systems will be top on the agenda of the Defense Ministry in the next four years,” Brigadier General Amir Hatami said...

Top Iranian General Meets Turkish President in Ankara

Top Iranian General Meets Turkish President in Ankara

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan held talks on regional and global developments in Ankara. During the meeting on Wednesday, general Baqeri and President Erdogan also exchanged views on bilateral and defense ties.Heading a military delegation, the top Iranian general arrived...

Iran’s Top General, Turkish Defense Minister Discuss Ties

Iran’s Top General, Turkish Defense Minister Discuss Ties

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and Turkey’s Minister of National Defense Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday held talks on a range of issues, including fighting terrorism. During the meeting in the Turkish capital of Ankara, general Baqeri and Canikli exchanged views on defense ties, fighting against terrorism and improving...

IRGC Denies Report of Ground Operation in Syria

IRGC Denies Report of Ground Operation in Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) denied a report on Wednesday that its troops have been involved in a direct ground operation against Takfiri militants in Syria, saying, however, that taking severe revenge against terrorists for the killing of its forces is on the agenda In an interview with Press Shia Agency, Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department...

Spokesperson: No Hiatus in Iran’s Military Progress

Spokesperson: No Hiatus in Iran’s Military Progress

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Republic of Iran would boost its military capabilities increasingly, a spokesperson said, describing any decline in a country’s military power as a grave mistake. Speaking at a cultural ceremony in Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz on Tuesday, Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department General Ramezan Sharif said the IRGC has made great headways in...

Iranian Navy to Stage Electronic Warfare Exercises in Coming Days

Iranian Navy to Stage Electronic Warfare Exercises in Coming Days

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said his forces are planned to stage military exercises focusing on electronic warfare in coming days. Speaking during a visit to the Navy’s North Fleet in the northern port city of Anzali on Tuesday, Rear Admiral Sayyari said the naval forces would stage 25 specialized war games in various fields by the end of...

IRGC Vows to Maintain Drone Patrols to Protect Iran’s Airspace in Persian Gulf

IRGC Vows to Maintain Drone Patrols to Protect Iran’s Airspace in Persian Gulf

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Drone Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Persian Gulf pledged that all drone patrols carried out in the Iranian airspace over the strategic sea would continue despite psychological operations underway by some foreign countries. The IRGC’s aerial patrol missions would continue in the Iranian Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on a...

Iran to Take Revenge on Terrorists Killing Shrine Defenders: IRGC Commander

Iran to Take Revenge on Terrorists Killing Shrine Defenders: IRGC Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour vowed revenge against terrorists who have killed Iranian military advisers in Syria, known as holy shrine defenders. Speaking at a ceremony held in Tehran on Monday to pay tribute to the families of martyrs defending Shiite holy shrines, Brigadier General...