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 Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran

The Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran include the Islamic Republic of Iran army (IRIA), the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (IRGC) and the law enforcement Forces of Islamic Republic Iran.


These forces total about 545,000 active personnel (not including the Law Enforcement Force). All branches of armed forces fall under the command of General Headquarters of Armed Forces. The Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces logistics is responsible for planning logistics and funding of the armed forces and is not involved with in-the-field military operational command.

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Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian armed forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri on Sunday refuted the comments by U.S.
On Sunday, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian armed forces, Brig. Gen. Massoud Jazayeri, refuted the comments by the U.S.
... companies associated with Ruan sold over $17 million worth of navigation-applicable technology and guidance systems to Iranian companies controlled by Iran's Ministry of Defense for the production of missile guidance technology for the Iranian ...
chemical tests demonstrated that the C4 plastic explosives came from Iranian-linked manufacturing lines with some weapons found in "original Iranian military packaging." Officials in Tehran deny these allegations and skeptics accuse the Bahraini ...
The re-election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for a second four-year term is expected to ensure continuing development of the country's petroleum sector and eliminates the risk of a reversal of the January 2016 nuclear deal which saw Iran return ...
The Major General, who is the head of the Iranian armed forces also reportedly said, "We expect the Pakistani officials to control the borders, arrest the terrorists and shut down their bases.
The Iraqi Army, with US air support and Iranian military advice and muscle, rolled back ISIS, including from crucial northern city of Mosul.
A high-ranking Iranian military delegation from 'Supreme National Defense University' of the country, carrying the message of 'peace and friendship', arrived in Pakistan on Sunday.
Later, the head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront militants who carry out cross-border attacks.
The Houthis reportedly derive important revenues from the operation of the port, and the Saudis also fear it serves as a hub for illicit Iranian military shipments. They argue retaking it could be a double game-changer - both starving the Houthis of ...
... a policy shift in Tehran's conduct during President Hassan Rouhani's second term, Tasnim news agency reported. "The only way to peace in the Middle East is a pullout of the US forces from the region," Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed ...
Separately, a senior Iranian military official rejected a call by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for newly re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to end Tehran's ballistic missile program and what he called its "network of terrorism ...
Iran is ruled by the Supreme Leader and the Revolutionary Guard and, therefore, it does not matter who wins the presidency. Remember that all the Iranian military deployment you witness and the unprecedented Iranian wars in the region have occurred in ...
An Iranian woman walks past a mural depicting Iranian armed forces in the battlefield, at Palestine Sq. in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.
Meanwhile, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei even accused Pakistan of assisting the Taliban in capturing Bamiyan, and a force of 70,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Iranian military forces, set up camps along the Iran-Afghanistan border.
Two U.S. defense officials confirm that North Korea's launch of a KN-17 missile last Sunday was successful and that the missile's re-entry vehicle did successfully re-enter the atmosphere.
During his campaign, Donald Trump's Middle East policy seemed to begin and end with his vow to "bomb the hell" out of the Islamic State - a pledge that played well with his base but unsettled establishment foreign policy experts, who worried that the ...
In this March 21 file photo, released by an official website of the office of the Iranian Supreme Leader, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves to a crowd in a trip to the northeastern city of Mashhad, Iran.
The new economic sanctions announced on Wednesday target Iranian military officials, the State Department said, along with an Iranian entity and a network based in China that are accused of supplying Iran with materials for ballistic missiles.
A couple of weeks later, the Iranian military accepted nothing different than what was already agreed upon at the ministerial level.
Supporters of the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, who is running for re-election, at a campaign rally in Isfahan on Sunday. Credit Vahid Salemi/Associated Press.
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The new sanctions target Iranian military officials and others accused of supplying Iran with materials for ballistic missiles.
On the issue of a purported statement by the Iranian military chief threatening hot pursuit of alleged militant groups inside Pakistan, the minister said Iranian officials, including its envoy to Islamabad, had already clarified that the statement was ...
... the test was successful or not. The USS George HW Bush strike group is in the gulf right now but all three officials said the test did not pose a threat to U.S.
It's not known if Iranian military or scientists attended the North's missile test Sunday and it's also not clear at this time how much help Tehran played in the development of the new missile known as the Hwasong-12.
... the test was successful or not. The USS George HW Bush strike group is in the gulf right now but all three officials said the test did not pose a threat to U.S.
The officials resolved to carry out an inspection of the site where a recent border skirmish between armed militants and Iranian military personnel resulted in the deaths of 10 Iranian soldiers, a security official told on condition of anonymity.
... the test was successful or not. The USS George HW Bush strike group is in the gulf right now but all three officials said the test did not pose a threat to U.S.
In the midst of these confrontations, officials of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and the regular Iranian military have also publicly threatened the closure of the strait of Hormuz, in response to any perceived threats from the US or its allies ...
Rouhani's comment drew the ire from many Iranian military officials, among them Brigadier General Gholam-Hossein Gheybparvar, the head of the Basij (volunteer forces) Organization, who said Iran should write "Death to Israel" not only on its missiles ...
The situation derailed, when Iranian military general make unfriendly provocative statement. He signalled about the probability of hot-pursuit strategy to erase Jaish al Adl sanctuaries located on the Pakistani territory.
On Monday, the head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront militants who carry out cross-border attacks.
"We cannot accept the continuation of this situation," Major General Mohammad Baqeri, the head of the Iranian armed forces, was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA. "We expect the Pakistani officials to control the borders, arrest the terrorists ...
Islamabad: The Foreign Office on Tuesday summoned the Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan and conveyed Pakistan's concerns over remarks of the head of the Iranian armed forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri regarding cross-border actions.
The head of the Iranian armed forces was quoted by state news agency IRNA. Iran, which shares nearly 1,000-kilometer (over 600 miles) border with Pakistan, alleges that anti-state militants use Pakistani soil for plotting terrorist attacks against Iran ...
WEB DESK - After ten Iranian border guards were killed during the last month's attack by the militants, the Iranian government has quite recently come up with new warning for Islamabad.
Web Desk - The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront Sunni militants who carry out cross-border attacks.
... the test was successful or not. The USS George HW Bush strike group is in the gulf right now but all three officials said the test did not pose a threat to U.S.
London (Reuters) - The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront Sunni militants who carry out cross-border attacks.
London: The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government did not confront the militants who carried out cross-border attacks.
The plan would, in fact, put Iranian military personnel inside the borders of Israel, ceding parts of the Golan to Syria. Debka Files reported the details: "A map released by the Russian foreign ministry Saturday of the four "safe zones" in Syria ...
Gholam Hossein Karbaschi, former mayor of Tehran, caused an uproar in Iran by publicly criticizing Iranian's military involvement in Syria.
Jazayeri said the Iranian armed forces are not fearful of the enemies' threats and are ready to repel them; however, nations in the region and the world must be concerned about aggressive measures by hostile regimes.
Also on the ground are a large number of Iranian military advisors who are working directly with the Shiite militias. Then of course you have the Kurdish militia, which have been tutored by some of Canada's most professional commandos.
Tehran - Iranian armed forces spokesman General Masoud Jazayeri criticized on Saturday President Hassan Rouhani for speaking against the country's ballistic program during the second television presidential debate held in Iran last Friday.
Spokesman of the Iranian armed forces and the general of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Massoud Jazairi, attacked Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's statements during the second round of debates on Iran's presidential election broadcasted on Friday ...
The Iranian military is now deeply involved in helping to lead the fight Tehran believes must keep Assad in power. Russia's consistent veto in the United Nations Security Council guarantees no international action to stop the genocide will take place ...


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