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Navy Commander: Security of Strait of Hormuz Fully Depends on Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari underlined Iran's tight and full control over the regional waters, specially the Strait of Hormuz, saying that the US moves, including its future wargames with 20 other states in the region cannot undermine Iran's might and power.

Iranian DM: Enemies Not to Succeed in Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said that enemies of the Syrian nation intend to exclude Damascus from the resistance front, but they will fail. ( 10:55:18 - 2012/08/05)

Iran Overhauls Strategic Mig-29 Fighter Jets
TEHRAN (FNA)- A Mig-29 fighter jet of the Iranian Army conducted its test flight successfully on Saturday after being overhauled by local experts. ( 15:34:05 - 2012/08/04)

Commander: Iranian Missiles Highly Capable of Confronting Enemy Threats
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's home-made missiles have stretched a security umbrella over the country, Lieutenant Commander of Basij (volunteer) Forces Brigadier General Ali Fazli stressed. ( 15:21:07 - 2012/08/04)

Iranian MPs, Commanders to Discuss Security in Strait of Hormuz
TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Iranian army and IRGC commanders are due to go to the parliament to discuss the latest conditions, developments and security of Iran's Southern waters and the strategic Strait of Hormuz in a meeting with the members of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission. ( 14:52:05 - 2012/08/04)

Iran Test-Fires 4th Generation of Most Precise Home-Made Missile
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi announced on Saturday that the country has successfully test-fired the fourth generation of high-precision Fateh-110 missiles. ( 11:58:12 - 2012/08/04)

Envoy: Iran to Withdraw Complaint if Receives S-300 from Russia
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Seyed Mahmoud Reza Sajjadi announced Tehran's readiness to withdraw its lawsuit against Russia if the latter delivers the complicated S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Iran. ( 15:04:31 - 2012/08/01)

Commander: Iran to Close Strait of Hormuz Only if Interests Threatened
TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Cultural Affairs and Defense Publicity Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri rejected the speculations that Tehran intends to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, and stressed that the measure will be on the table only if the country's interests are threatened. ( 12:51:39 - 2012/07/31)

US Defense Analysts Astonished by Iran's Huge Firepower in Persian Gulf
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran enjoys astonishing capabilities to strike at US warships in the Persian Gulf, and is amassing an arsenal of sophisticated anti-ship missiles while expanding its fleet of speed boats and submarines, the Western analysts said. ( 10:32:55 - 2012/07/31)

Commander Blames Arab Sheikhdoms for Growing Sea Piracy in Gulf of Aden
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian military commander accused some Arab Sheikhs from the UAE, Yemen and Saudi Arabia of sponsoring Somali pirates. ( 14:23:11 - 2012/07/28)

IRGC Commander:
Iran's Naval Forces Extend Operation beyond Equatorial Line

TEHRAN (FNA)- A commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy said that Iranian naval forces are providing safe passage for the Iranian trade vessels even beyond the Equator. ( 13:34:50 - 2012/07/28)

Pakistan: Defense Cooperation with Iran to Serve Both States' Interests
TEHRAN (FNA)- Pakistan underlined the necessity for further cooperation with Iran in military and defense fields, and announced that such cooperation will serve the interests of both countries. ( 11:17:49 - 2012/07/25)

Iran to Extend Naval Presence to Atlantic
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Navy plans to deploy fleets of warships in the Atlantic Ocean, a senior Iranian navy commander announced. ( 12:16:47 - 2012/07/24)

Commander: Alien Warships Fearing IRGC Power in Strait of Hormuz
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps underlined the IRGC's superior power in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, and stressed that naval forces of the alien countries in the region are fearful of the IRGC's power. ( 14:20:33 - 2012/07/23)

Iranian Defense Minister Briefs MPs on S-300 Contract, Cyber Defense
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi briefed members of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission about the country's annulled contract on the purchase of the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems as well as the ministry's measures against enemies' cyber attacks against Iran. ( 11:43:48 - 2012/07/23)

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