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IRGC Commander: Missile Wargames Boost Iran's Bargaining Power
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Saturday said that the missile wargames staged by the force in recent years have gifted Iran an upper hand in diplomacy. ( 17:36:01 - 2009/10/10)

DM: Iran's Defense Doctrine Based on Effective Deterrence
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi underlined on Saturday that the country's defense doctrine is based on effective deterrence. ( 17:01:28 - 2009/10/10)

Commander Stresses IRGC's Defensive Role
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Jafari on Saturday highlighted his forces' deterrent role in defending the country. ( 17:00:43 - 2009/10/10)

Police Chief: Common Borders with Afghanistan Controlled from Tehran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Police Chief Brigadier General Ismail Ahmadi Moqaddam announced on Saturday that the country's joint borders with Afghanistan are now controlled by not only border guards but also remote security surveillance and control systems from the police headquarters in Tehran. ( 14:52:31 - 2009/10/10)

Commander Highlights Iran's Defensive Might
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian commander on Saturday downplayed enemy war rhetoric against the Islamic Republic, mentioning that Iran's enemies are unable to put their threats into action due to the country's high preparedness and defensive power. ( 14:32:55 - 2009/10/10)

Iran Expands Fleet of Home-Made Fighter Jets
TEHRAN (FNA)- Five more domestically-made Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) fighter jets joined the country's Air Force fleet Saturday morning. ( 14:00:12 - 2009/10/10)

OPCW Reaffirms Peaceful Nature of Iran's Chemical Industries
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reaffirmed the peaceful nature of the chemical industries of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the country's Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday. ( 17:17:23 - 2009/10/07)

Leader Appoints New IRGC Commanders
TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei appointed a number of new commanders at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). ( 13:27:16 - 2009/10/05)

Commander Calls Missile Wargames Determining Factor in Geneva Talks
TEHRAN (FNA)- Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Sunday that the timing of Iran's recent missile wargames prior to its negotiations with the Group 5+1 served as a determining factor in the talks. ( 17:58:31 - 2009/10/04)

Iran to Build Medium-Size Submarines
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Iranian Army's Navy announced on Saturday that the navy will launch medium-size submarines in the next two years. ( 16:48:34 - 2009/10/03)

DM: Israeli Use of Saudi Air Space against Iran Unlikely
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's new Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi on Wednesday rejected the possibility of an Israeli-Saudi agreement to use the Kingdom's air space against Iran. ( 19:49:59 - 2009/09/30)

30 Defense Projects Go on Stream in Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi announced on Tuesday that 30 important defense projects went online during the last week. ( 19:42:01 - 2009/09/29)

IRGC Commander Lauds Sejjil Missiles' Precision, Destruction Power
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Tuesday that the third generation of Iran's hi-tech long-range Sejjil missiles displayed in the last phase of drills on Monday enjoys a high capability in destroying specified targets. ( 16:53:21 - 2009/09/29)

Navy Commander: Iranian Frigates Enjoy Hi-Tech Systems
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Army's Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari reiterated on Tuesday that Iran's new missile-launching frigates enjoy the most advanced systems and equipment. ( 16:22:26 - 2009/09/29)

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