Tehran, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will respond with its new indigenously built anti-radar ballistic missiles if Israel attacks the Islamic republic, the official media reported. Iran will respond if Israel "ventures an attack" on the Islamic republic, the IRNA news agency quoted Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of aerospace unit of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), as saying Sunday. Iran was at the final stage of producing its new anti-radar ballistic missiles that have a range of 300 km, he said. These missiles can target any radar centres on land or sea with high accuracy and can destroy targets several times faster than the speed of sound, Hajizadeh said. Speaking at a press conference here, Hajizadeh also announced that Iran will launch a three-day military exercise Monday in Sistan-Baluchestan province. --IANS/RIA Novosti snb
Tehran, July 2 (IANS) Iran will begin a three-day missile defence exercise Monday, the military said. The exercise dubbed "Great Prophet 7" will be conducted by the aerospace division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Xinhua quoted the Mehr news agency as saying. Over 100 targets in a desert in central Iran will be targeted by short-, medium- and long-range missiles as part of the exercise.
Tehran, July 1 (IANS) Iran summoned the Afghan charge d'affaires in the country to protest recent Afghan media reports that said Tehran was showing ill treatment to illegal Afghan refugees, Press TV reported. Afghan envoy Shah Mardanqol was summoned to the Iranian foreign ministry to receive Iran's official protest against the "media hype" as well as against the murder of a young Iranian girl by an Afghan refugee in the central province of Yazd. The foreign ministry's official in charge of Afghan affairs, Mohsen Pak-Ayin, condemned the murder of the young Iranian girl and said Afghan refugees in Iran need to abide by the law, Xinhua reported. Pak-Ayin also criticised the remarks by some Afghans over Iran's judicial measures against such crimes. Press TV said the Afghan official expressed regret over the incidents.
Tehran, June 15 (IANS) Iran's intelligence ministry has announced the capture of a number of prime suspects in the killings of two of the country's nuclear scientists. The ministry said the suspects were linked to Israel, RIA Novosti reported citing the IRNA news agency
Tehran, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is opposed to unilateral sanctions against Iran, and wants action based on UN resolutions, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "We are against any forcible action bypassing the UN Security Council -- be it Iran, Cuba or any other sovereign UN member nation," he said
Tehran, June 13 (IANS) Iran has begun development of its own nuclear-powered submarine, the Iranian fleet's deputy commander Vice-Admiral Abbas Zamini said.
Tehran, May 31 (IANS) Affirming that Iran was not after nuclear weapons, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said enriching uranium to 20 percent was his country's right. Ahmadinejad said related countries should explain why Tehran is not allowed to enrich uranium to 20 percent and how they will reciprocate if Iran stops uranium enrichment to that purity, Xinhua reported citing IRNA news agency
Tehran, May 30 (IANS) Iran has sent its troops to help the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fight opposition forces, a senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards has said. "Before our presence in Syria, too many people were killed by the opposition but with the physical and non-physical presence of the Islamic republic, big massacres in Syria were prevented," said Ismail Gha'ani, deputy head of the Quds force, a branch of the Revolutionary Guards in charge of overseas operations
Tehran, May 29 (IANS) A man has been arrested by Iranian security forces on suspicion of spying for an Arab state's intelligence agency, the Fars news agency reported. "A person with a known identity who is linked with the spy service of an Arab state has been arrested by the Sabzevar (city) Corps," RIA Novosti quoted the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as saying in a statement
Tehran, May 27 (IANS) Iran will build another nuclear power plant in the country's Bushehr city by early 2014, a top official said. The 1,000 MW project will commence next year, Xinhua reported Sunday quoting the official media.