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Iranian Flotilla to Set Sail for Russian City Tomorrow: Commander

Iranian Flotilla to Set Sail for Russian City Tomorrow: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that a flotilla of warships from the Navy would begin on Saturday a voyage to Russia’s coastal city of Makhachkala, the capital city of the Republic of Dagestan. In remarks released on Friday, Admiral Sayyari said the naval fleet that is comprised of Damavand destroyer and Paykan missile-launching...

Army Backs IRGC, Says Iranian Armed Forces Unified

Army Backs IRGC, Says Iranian Armed Forces Unified

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Army gave its strong support for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps after the US administration’s hawkish stances toward the IRGC, saying all Iranian Armed Forces are unified in defending the country and fighting against terrorism. In a statement on Thursday, the Iranian Army hit back at the US administration for its ill-advised remarks about the IRGC and the...

IRGC at Forefront of Anti-Terror Fight: Iran’s Defense Minister

IRGC at Forefront of Anti-Terror Fight: Iran’s Defense Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami warned against a US plan to label the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terror group, stressing the IRGC is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism. “The IRGC is the most powerful anti-terror organization and is at the forefront of fighting terrorism,” General Hatami said on...

Regional Countries Capable of Ensuring Security in Region: Iranian Commander

Regional Countries Capable of Ensuring Security in Region: Iranian Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan dismissed any need for presence of foreign powers in the Middle East, saying regional countries can ensure the security of the region “The countries of the region can resolve issues and problems through dialogue and interaction,” Brigadier General Pourdastan said Wednesday in a...

Azeri Naval Fleet Leaves Iran after Friendly Visit

Azeri Naval Fleet Leaves Iran after Friendly Visit

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A naval flotilla from the Republic of Azerbaijan left Iran’s northern port city of Bandar Anzali on Monday after a landmark visit that included meetings between naval commanders of the two neighbors. Azerbaijan’s peace and friendship naval fleet, consisting of a Stenka-class G124 patrol boat under the command of Subhan Bakirov, the lieutenant commander of the...

Oman’s Air Force Chief Visits Iran

Oman’s Air Force Chief Visits Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Air Vice Marshal Matar bin Ali al-Obaidani paid a visit to Tehran and had a meeting with his Iranian counterpart. In a bilateral meeting in Tehran on Monday morning, the visiting Omani marshal and Iran's Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hassan Shahsafi discussed closer military interaction between the two...

Navy Foils Pirate Attack on Iranian Cargo Ship

Navy Foils Pirate Attack on Iranian Cargo Ship

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Military forces on board the Iranian Navy’s 48th flotilla rescued one of the country’s merchant vessels from a pirate attack near the Bab el-Mandeb Strait on Monday. The pirates, sailing seven boats equipped with light and semi-heavy assault weapons, launched an attack on the Iranian trade vessel near the Bab el-Mandeb Strait on Monday morning.The Iranian...

Iranian Army Commander: Hegemonic Powers’ Empty Threats Worth Nothing

Iranian Army Commander: Hegemonic Powers’ Empty Threats Worth Nothing

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi shrugged off recent comments made by some US officials against the country, saying the empty threats “are not even worth responding”. Speaking during a visit to the southeastern city of Zahedan on Saturday, the commander denounced bullying against Iran by some hegemonic and trans-regional powers.The arrogant...

Azerbaijan’s Naval Fleet Berths at Iran’s Northern Port

Azerbaijan’s Naval Fleet Berths at Iran’s Northern Port

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A naval flotilla from the Azerbaijan Republic docked at Iran’s northern port city of Bandar Anzali to make a friendly visit for the first time in the history of bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries. Azerbaijan’s peace and friendship naval fleet, which consists a Stenka-class G124 patrol boat under the command of Subhan Bakirov, the...

Agility of Military Units Put to Test in Iranian Army’s Drill: Commander

Agility of Military Units Put to Test in Iranian Army’s Drill: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An ongoing war game staged by the Army Ground Force in west and northwest of Iran demonstrated that the military units have reached an ideal level of agility and mobility, a top commander said. The Eqtedar (power) war game indicated that the Army Ground Force divisions have acquired such a high level of mobility that they could reach the operational zone from the...