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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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According to officials, the group pilfered data from 320 research universities, 144 of which are located in the U.S., on behalf of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, a powerful branch of the Iranian military. Treasury officials announced economic sanctions on Mabna and 10 individuals for the same offenses.
With regard to Iranian military and economic prowess, the crown prince asserted: “Iran's military isn't one of the Muslim world's top five militaries, while the Saudi economy is bigger than the Iranian economy.” He added: “Iran is far from being equal to the Saudi kingdom.” Riyadh severed relations with Iran in ...

The Iranian military's behaviour in the Gulf has changed "across the board" in recent months, the US Navy said on Thursday, after years of tensions in the busy waterway. Manama, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 15th Mar, 2018 ):The Iranian military's behaviour in the Gulf has changed "across the ...
Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards march during a military parade to commemorate the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war in Tehran September 22, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl. RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. Agence France Presse. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the ...
A senior Iranian military official says nobody has the right to negotiate with foreigners over Iran's defence and missile capabilities. Spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said that the Islamic Republic's defence capabilities will continue without any interruption, and ...
Tehran consequently blocked purported US efforts to use Azerbaijan's territory as a military/intelligence cell against Iran; Azerbaijan, in return, could receive Iranian military hardware (Stratfor, May 17, 2005). In 2010, Azerbaijan passed a new Military Doctrine, which also explicitly forbids the installation any ...

Of course, if they [the Iranian armed forces] attack the territory of Israel — and we regard the drone incident as a direct attack on the territory of Israel — then we will not have any other way out. We will not sit back. And anyone who wants to take some steps, should understand that there will be retaliatory ...
... not negotiate with the US or Europe over its ballistic missiles unless Donald Trump agrees to dismantle US nuclear weapons, a top Iranian military official ... Iranian Armed Forces spokesman Masoud Jazayeri said: “The condition for negotiating Iran's missiles is the destruction of the nuclear weapons and ...
TEHRAN - Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military adviser to the Leader, said on Sunday that the Syria Army and government should follow political solution to the conflict gripping their country while continuing their military campaigns against militants. “The Syrian Army and the axis of resistance should ...
Iran will not negotiate over its ballistic missiles until the United States and Europe dismantle their nuclear weapons, a top Iranian military official said on ... missiles of the United States and Europe," Iranian Armed Forces spokesman Masoud Jazayeri was quoted by the state news agency IRNA as saying.
A similar Iranian base was destroyed in Syria by the Israeli military in December. (Fox News). Staff Writer, Al Arabiya English Thursday, 1 March 2018. Text size A A A. According to Israeli satellite pictures, Iran has built another permanent military base in Damascus with hangars used to store short to ...
Two senior military and police commanders of Iran have travelled to Islamabad to hold negotiations with Pakistani counterparts and officials. Iran's Army Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hassan Shahsafi and the country's Anti-Narcotics Police Chief Brigadier General Mohammad Masoud Zahedian ...
Iran said on Tuesday that spies from the West had attempted to use lizards to spy on the country's nuclear program, Agence France-Presse reported. Hassan Firuzabadi, a senior military advisor to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told local media that the lizards could "attract atomic waves.".
A drone incursion into Israel early Saturday spiraled into a major confrontation that included the downing of an Israeli fighter jet and an extensive attack on Iranian military assets in Syria — the first known time that Israel has used force against Iran. The attacks and counterattacks also mark the first time since ...
Israeli soldiers inspect the remains of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet that was shot down after a hit by Syrian anti-aircraft system, 10 February 2018. (EPA Photo). Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Saturday not to allow Iran to establish a military presence in Syria, after Israel launched air raids on what it ...
Firuzabadi, who until 2016 was the Iranian military chief of staff, was answering questions regarding several environmentalists who were recently placed under arrest. One of them, an Iranian-Canadian named Kavous Seyed Emami, died in prison last Friday. He and other members of the prominent wildlife ...
What's different is that now Iranian military forces are themselves at Israel's door and Israel is engaging them directly, as opposed to playing cat-and-mouse with Iranian proxies and arms convoys. That means Syria could become the theater for a direct confrontation between two of the most powerful states ...

The purpose of the war game is to strengthen coordination among the Ground Force, Air Force, Navy and the Air Defense, the commander added. The war game covers vast areas south of Iran, mainly the coastline stretching to the southeastern Makran region, by the sea of Oman. The Iranian armed forces ...
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has tasked the general staff of the armed forces of the country with privatizing the economic institutions affiliated with army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), a high-ranking official said. The Iranian defense minister, brigadier-general Amir ...
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has tasked the general staff of the armed forces of the country with privatizing the economic institutions affiliated with army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), a high-ranking official said. The Iranian defense minister, brigadier-general Amir ...
The issue of allowing foreign access to Iranian military sites is basically not included in the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), was quoted by the Tasnim news agency as saying.
In an interview on Monday morning, Steinitz said that while “it's no secret” that Israel is concerned by Iranian military presence in Syria, Netanyahu's government is “carrying out diplomatic, intelligence and security operations” to prevent the war-torn country from “becoming an Iranian military base.”.
Iranian Military Leader Vows "Serious Penalties" For Protesters ... TEHRAN (Alliance News) - "Very serious penalties" await those who participated in protests that have rattled Iran for the last week, according to a senior Iranian military commander who insisted that the demonstrations had come to an end.
The US has given Israel the green light to assassinate General Qassem Soleimani, commander of an elite Iranian military unit and mastermind behind Tehran's military operations across the Middle East, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Monday. Al-Jarida quoted an unnamed source in Jerusalem ...
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps rescued an Iranian engineer who had been kidnapped in Iran and held hostage inside Afghanistan for ten days. Thumbnail. Iran's Commander of the IRGC Ground Force's Quds Base General Mohammad Marani said on Sunday that the mission to free an Iranian ...
The Interior Minister, a dissident of the Huthi rebel government, Major General Fadl al-Qusi, said that there is documented field information confirming the presence of experts from Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah militia based in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a in secret. Al-Qawsi, who has taken refuge in ...
An Iranian military convoy has crossed into Syria through Iraq, possibly marking the launch of the long-planned road link between Tehran and Damascus, Iraqi officials and members of the military have told The New Arab. Military sources stationed in the border town of al-Baaj said that the convoy carrying ...
On arrival to Colombo Port, Iranian Navy and Sri Lankan Navy have exchanged souvenirs as well. It is reorted that the guests are scheduled to participate in cultural events and friendly games organized by Sri Lanka Navy. Sri Lanka Navy said that the 3 Iranian military vessels which belong to the Iranian ...
Israeli soldiers inspect the remains of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet that was shot down after a hit by Syrian anti-aircraft system, 10 February 2018. (EPA Photo). Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Saturday not to allow Iran to establish a military presence in Syria, after Israel launched air raids on what it ...
TEHRAN - Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military adviser to the Leader, on Tuesday proposed a coalition of “Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and other countries” against the United States in West Asia. “This coalition should be formed with participation of governments and nations in order to be able to act ...
These measures should not pave the way for the enemies, especially the US and its allies, to achieve their goals, said Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces. Meanwhile, Baqeri also stressed on importance of avoiding any imminent damage to Syrian people in operation zones. Meanwhile, Akar pointed ...
The Iranian military kicked off their annual drills just off the Strait of Hormuz, the strategically and economically crucial waterway that separates the Persian Gulf from the Gulf of Oman. The long-awaited drill underscores sky-high tensions between Iran and the US, who have butted heads in the Strait in the ...
The purpose of the war game is to strengthen coordination among the Ground Force, Air Force, Navy and the Air Defense, the commander added. The war game covers vast areas south of Iran, mainly the coastline stretching to the southeastern Makran region, by the sea of Oman. The Iranian armed forces ...
Iran's army chief declared on Thursday that police had quelled anti-government unrest that has killed 21 people but that his troops were ready to intervene if needed, as authorities staged more pro-government rallies. The protests, which seem spontaneous and without a unifying leader, erupted a week ago ...
As part of the visit, chief of the Main Medical Department of the Ministry of Defense Major General Natig Aliyev and head of the Medical Service of the Armed Forces of Iran Brigadier General Hasan Aragizadeh have discussed issues of cooperation. The Azerbaijani delegation visited the Bagiyatullah and ...
The Interior Minister, a dissident of the Huthi rebel government, Major General Fadl al-Qusi, said that there is documented field information confirming the presence of experts from Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah militia based in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a in secret. Al-Qawsi, who has taken refuge in ...
Israel reportedly attacked an Iranian military base in the area of al-Kiswah in the early hours of Saturday morning. According to reports in the Syrian media, the IDF launched surface-to-surface rockets from the Golan Heights and the Israel Air Force (IAF) fired missiles at the military base, which is located 15 ...
Pro-Assad news outlets said the target of the attack was an Iranian military base near the city of Al-Kiswa, located some 13 kilometres south of Damascus. The attack caused damage but two of the Israeli missiles were intercepted. So far Israel has not commented on the strike. Last month there were claims ...
The site of a reported Iranian military compound in Al-Kiswa, Syria, January, 2017. Airbus, McKenzie Intelligence ... According to pro-Assad news outlets, the target of the attack was an Iranian military base near the city of Al-Kiswa, located some 13 kilometers south of Damascus. To really understand the ...
Soldiers loyal to Yemen's government stand next to mines planted by Houthis. Reuters file photo. London - Amir Taheri. Who speaks for Iran? From the day the mullahs seized power in Tehran the question has been debated by politicians, diplomats and analysts across the globe. The reason is that listening ...
A man who leaked confidential Game of Thrones information and unaired HBO shows has been charged by the Department of Justice. Behzad Mesri, an Iranian national, is said to have demanded $6 million in Bitcoin from HBO. US authorities are warning that while he's currently at large, for Mesri "winter ...
Western intelligence sources said that the Iran base will be a permanent one. (Source: Digital Globe, McKenzie Intelligence Services/BBC).
... Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri, ... he will not tolerate an Iranian military presence in neighboring Syria.
MOSCOW, October 22. /TASS/. Certain countries substitute notions in talks on expanding inspections of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the ...
A senior official said Iran's military has played no role in the ongoing Iraqi operation to take back northern territories under Kurdish control, ...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not allow the existence of Iranian military bases in Syria. The Israeli Prime Minister's ...
Iranian General Abdullah Khesrawi, the chief of Al-Fatahin Brigade in the Revolutionary Guards, was killed in Syria, Arabi21 reported Iranian ...
While eight months ago, Turkey virulently denounced Persian nationalism, it now has formed closer ties with Iran. This development is due in ...
President Donald Trump on Friday accused Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of supporting terrorism. But in what amounted to a pulled ...
TEHRAN — The chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Sunday that the U.S. should move its military bases farther from Iran's ...


 

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