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Iran, Iraq Swap Soldiers' Bodies from 1980s War
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian and Iraqi troops exchanged the remains of nearly 250 soldiers killed during the eight-year Iraqi imposed war on Iran. ( 18:30:39 - 2008/12/01)

Iran to Stage Naval Exercise in December
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Navy Force commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that his country will stage a naval drill in and around the Strait of Hormoz next month. ( 18:17:45 - 2008/12/01)

Army Commander:
Enemy Warships Good Target for Iran's Rapid Response

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian army viewed enemies' heavy warships as a proper target for a rapid response by his troops. ( 18:31:59 - 2008/11/30)

Commander: Iran Powerful Enough to Close Hormuz Strait
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Republic Army's Navy Force Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said here that the Iranian Navy is capable of blocking the Hormuz Strait. ( 15:57:34 - 2008/11/30)

Iran Tasks Air Force with Guarding Nation
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Air Force will be the 'ultimate bulwark' against foreign threats in the event of war, a senior military commander said. ( 14:58:26 - 2008/11/30)

Commander Highlights Preparedness of Iranian Air Force
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran's Air Force said here Saturday that his forces have displayed their actual combat readiness and capability in several cases in the last few months. ( 19:52:15 - 2008/11/29)

IRGC Commander:
Analyses Linking Arrest of Spies with Israeli Attack on Iran Incorrect

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari here Saturday dismissed as "incorrect" analyses that arresting Mossad spies indicated increased possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran. ( 19:17:16 - 2008/11/29)

Iran, Tajikistan Stress Implementation of Defense Deal
TEHRAN (FNA)-Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in a meeting with Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar called for expanding all-out cooperation with Iran. ( 15:34:39 - 2008/11/29)

Commander: Navy can Strike Well beyond Iranian Coast
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's navy can strike an enemy well beyond its shores and as far away as Bab al-Mandab, the southern entrance to the Red Sea that leads to the Suez Canal, an Iranian naval commander said on Thursday. ( 19:55:11 - 2008/11/28)

Supreme Leader Praises Iranian Navy
TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei received Iranian navy commanders here in Tehran Wednesday morning. ( 20:37:53 - 2008/11/26)

Israel: US No Impediment to Strike against Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States has not pressured Israel to rule out military action in order to halt Iran's nuclear program, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Tuesday after talks with President George W. Bush. ( 19:09:55 - 2008/11/26)

IRGC Commander Terms Basij Deterrent Power
TEHRAN (FNA)- Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari on Tuesday reiterated the power of Iran's Basij (volunteer) forces, stressing that enemies would never dare to invade Iran because of Basij. ( 15:36:18 - 2008/11/26)

Commander Highlights Iranian Navy's Regional Power
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy is the most powerful in the region, Commander of the Army's Naval Forces Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Tuesday. ( 15:25:13 - 2008/11/26)

Lebanon Keen to Boost Defense Cooperation with Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Lebanese President Michael Suleiman on Tuesday expressed his country's interest in bolstering defense cooperation between Beirut and Tehran. ( 15:15:29 - 2008/11/26)

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