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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 ...


 

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