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Pentagon: Iran military doctrine defensive

A Pentagon assessment says Iran’s military achievements pursue defensive purposes, putting the seal of approval on Iran’s military doctrine. “Iran’s military doctrine is defensive. It is designed to deter an attack, survive an initial strike, retaliate against an aggressor, and force a diplomatic solution to hostilities,” the executive summary of the “unclassified” report said. The Pentagon report dismisses ...

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Iranian president slams ‘murderous’ Israeli regime

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at Israel after the Zionist regime resumed pounding the besieged Gaza Strip, saying Tel Aviv is a murderous regime. The Israeli regime renewed its merciless onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip on Tuesday ahead of the expiration of a recently-agreed truce at 2100 GMT. Israeli warplanes and tanks have been pounding the blockaded sliver since early July, inflicti ...

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Aid to crisis areas should not be politicized: Iran

An Iranian deputy foreign minister says humanitarian aid to those people affected by terrorist attacks across the Middle East region should not be politicized. “Humanitarian measures should not be used as tools for political objectives and unjust actions,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said on Monday. Araqchi made the remarks after a meeting with UN Unders ...

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Iran urges cooperation for aid to crisis-hit people in region

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has emphasized the necessity of synergy among countries in the Middle East to help those affected by violence and extremism across the region. Zarif made the remarks in a meeting with UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos in Tehran on Sunday. He stressed the necessity of regional cooperation to pave the g ...

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Iran backs Iraq’s unity, territorial integrity: Afkham

Iran has welcomed the transition of power in Iraq as a good opportunity for its western neighbor, saying Tehran supports unity and territorial integrity in the Arab country. “The Islamic Republic of Iran’s basic position is all-out support for Iraq’s unity, cohesion and territorial integrity,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Saturday. She welcomed the peaceful transition of power ...

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Iran resolved to support Iraq’s security: Official

A senior Iranian official has hailed the ongoing democratic transition in Iraq and reaffirmed Iran’s support for the establishment of sustainable security in the Arab country. “The people and government of the Islamic Republic of Iran will utilize every potential to support the establishment of security, the fight against terrorism, and progress in Iraq,” said Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security C ...

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Israel suffered ignominious defeat in Gaza: Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has slammed the Israeli regime's military onslaught against Palestinians in Gaza, saying the Tel Aviv regime suffered a humiliating defeat in the besieged Palestinian territory. Addressing a gathering of Iranian ambassadors and envoys overseas in Tehran on Monday, President Rouhani said Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people were so atrocious that even some of its su ...

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West policies, extremists threaten Muslims: Iran Majlis Speaker

Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says anti-Islamic and anti-democratic policies of the West and emergence of extremist groups are major threats against the Muslim world. Larijani said in an address to an open session of Iran’s Majlis on Sunday that the Western policies, particularly those of the United States, along with measures taken by extremist groups in the region have embroiled the Muslim world in c ...

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Iran armed forces countering all enemy threats: Cmdr.

A senior Iranian naval commander says the country’s armed forces track all the enemy’s moves and will suppress any threats. “Iran’s Army monitors everything in the region and beyond the region, and analyzes any move, and will create the necessary potential in the Armed Forces appropriate to the situation,” Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Friday. He added that Iran has made grea ...

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Iran to unveil mid-, long-range missile systems: Cmdr.

A senior Iranian commander says the Islamic Republic will unveil its latest long-range and medium-range missile systems in the coming weeks. The missile systems will be displayed during a military parade on September 22, said Commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili on Wednesday The parade will be held to mark the Sacred Defense Week which commemorates the bravery ...

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