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Commander: Iran to Optimize Zolfaqar Tanks to Confront Modern Threat
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said the country continues optimizing the home-made Zolfaqar tanks in a bid to upgrade its capabilities against modern threats.

Iran Warns of Negative Impacts of US-Led Military Drills in Persian Gulf
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast warned of the negative consequences of an impending US-led military exercises in the Persian Gulf for the regional security and stability, underlining that Tehran will closely monitor the wargames. ( 18:31:08 - 2012/09/12)

Iran Blames N. Warships for Damaging Persian Gulf Ecosystem
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the presence and voyage of the trans-regional powers' nuclear vessels in the Persian Gulf has incurred vast damage on the ecosystem of the waterway. ( 15:17:22 - 2012/09/10)

MP: Iran in Full Control of Persian Gulf
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian legislator underlined the Islamic Republic of Iran's military prowess and dominance over the Persian Gulf waters, and downplayed the US wargames in the Persian Gulf as a cover up for Washington's weaknesses in the region. ( 12:32:57 - 2012/09/10)

Defense Official: Air Defense Shields Unable to Stop Iranian Missiles
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian defense official downplayed the US propaganda campaign about deploying missile shields in the region, saying that these air defense systems lack the capability to confront Iranian missiles. ( 14:02:42 - 2012/09/09)

Arab Analyst: Israel's N. Sites within Reach of Iranian Missiles
TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent Arab analyst questioned Tel Aviv's military capability to wage an attack against Iran, reminding that Iran's missile capability is strong enough to hit and destroy 7 Israeli nuclear facilities, including Dimona. ( 12:19:20 - 2012/09/09)

Head of Leader's Office: Iran Fear Cause of Netanyahu's War Rhetoric
TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is deeply fearful of Iran's power and his warmongering remarks are driven by the same fear, the Iranian Supreme Leader's chief of staff, Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani, said. ( 11:13:48 - 2012/09/09)

Former IRGC Official: Enemy Unable to Withstand Iran's Defensive Power
TEHRAN (FNA)- A former official of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) described Iran as the "strategic rival" of the West, and stressed that enemies of the Islamic Republic have resorted to the pressure strategy against Iran due to their inability for military confrontation against the country. ( 13:03:59 - 2012/09/08)

Commander Warns of Iran's Crushing Response to Enemy Attack
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian Army commander underlined the Iranian nation's full preparedness to push back enemy pressures and threats, and reiterated that the country's Armed Forces will give a swift and crushing response to any possible enemy attack. ( 15:31:30 - 2012/09/06)

Iran Warns US of Arab Proxies' Fragile Support
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran advised the US not to rely much on the support of its Arab allies, given the growing popular uprisings and revolutions sweeping the region. ( 16:24:08 - 2012/09/05)

Lawmaker: Israel Lacks Courage to Wage War on Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian lawmaker challenged the Zionist regime's intensified war rhetoric against Tehran, saying that Tel Aviv does not dare to stage a military attack against Iran. ( 13:55:23 - 2012/09/05)

Commander: Iran Fully Capable of Targeting, Destroying US Warships
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said the US navy is deeply fearful of Iran's naval power in the Persian Gulf, and added that Iran will not leave the US warships undamaged in case of a military move against the country. ( 13:23:38 - 2012/09/05)

Commander: Iranian Navy Fully Successful in Anti-Piracy Missions
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the navy fleets deployed in the international waters to fight pirates have been able to fully accomplish their missions. ( 12:59:53 - 2012/09/05)

Iran Reiterates Resolve to Anchor Off US Coasts
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari reiterated Iran's plans for sailing off the US coasts to counter the US presence in its waters in the Persian Gulf. ( 09:28:27 - 2012/09/05)

Army, IRGC to Stage Two Joint Wargames
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ground forces of the Iranian army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are scheduled to stage two massive wargames in the next few months, a senior Army commander announced on Tuesday. ( 14:53:41 - 2012/09/04)

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