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Commander: US AWACS Planes Shooed Away from Iran's Airspace
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian air defense commander stressed Iran's capability to confront US spy planes and drones, and said his forces have so far warned tens of US spy planes, including the advanced Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, to keep away from Iranian airspace.

Commander: Iran Self-Sufficient in Military Production
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian military commander stressed that Iran enjoys the ability to supply the country's Armed Forces with their needed military tools and equipment without foreign assistance. ( 14:41:40 - 2012/10/12)

US Think Tank: Iran Can Target Israel's Dimona Nuclear Complex
TEHRAN (FNA)- A US Think Tank said that Iran can attack the Israeli nuclear complex at Dimona or the Israeli airbases even without drawing the US into the war. ( 12:44:35 - 2012/10/10)

US Think Tank: Israel Incapable of Destroying Iran's Nuclear Program
TEHRAN (FNA)- A US think tank said that nearly 30 US bipartisan national security leaders, who signed onto a report by the Iran Project, are of the opinion that Israel doesn't have the capacity to destroy Iran's nuclear program. ( 11:52:53 - 2012/10/10)

Commander: Enemies Lack Courage to Attack Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan underlined the operational preparedness of the Iranian Armed Forces, and said that the enemies are not brave enough to attack Iran. ( 15:14:58 - 2012/10/09)

Iranian Navy Readying to Expand Global Presence
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said his forces plan to widen their presence in far seas and oceans across the globe. ( 09:55:43 - 2012/10/09)

US Think Tank: Closing Strait of Hormuz, Military Strategy
TEHRAN (FNA)- A US think tank said that Iran's repeated threats to close the Strait of Hormuz are a pivotal part of a military strategy based on psychological and asymmetric warfare. ( 13:37:34 - 2012/10/08)

IRGC: Drone Incident Indicates Inefficiency of Israel's Iron Dome
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Monday that claims about a drone's penetration into the Israeli anti-aircraft and radar systems in a region near its important Dimona nuclear reactor displays inefficiency of Israel's Iron Dome and missile shields, if true. ( 12:21:42 - 2012/10/08)

Commander: New Home-Made Radar System Uses all Frequencies
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian defense industries' new products will enable the country's air defense system to overcome the enemies during possible electronic warfare through using all frequencies, said Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli. ( 17:06:45 - 2012/10/07)

Commander: IRGC Capable of Disrupting Enemy Offensive Systems
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps enjoys the needed capability to both disrupt enemy systems and control the battlefield, a senior IRGC commander said on Sunday. ( 14:23:01 - 2012/10/07)

DM: Iran's Cruise Missiles Protect Country against Every Threat
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Iran enjoys the necessary capability to give a crushing response to any possible enemy threat, thanks to its high cruise missile capability. ( 16:06:32 - 2012/10/06)

Top Commander Cautions Syria, Turkey to Make Up for Mistakes
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Seyed Hassan Firouzabadi demanded both Syria and Turkey to correct their mistakes, cautioning that war will only deteriorate the conditions for both states. ( 13:43:57 - 2012/10/06)

Commander: Iran to Give "Unbelievable" Response to Enemy Aggression
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) stressed the Iranian Armed Forces' full preparedness to defend the country against possible enemy aggressions, and stressed that Iran's response to any attack will be "unbelievable". ( 18:11:53 - 2012/10/05)

DM: Iran-Iraq Defense Cooperation to Boost Regional Security
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister, who is in Iraq for an official visit, underscored that the two neighboring countries' interactions in defense field will boost stability in the region. ( 17:50:45 - 2012/10/03)

Iranian, Iraqi Officials Stress Necessity for Improvement of Defense Ties
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in a meeting in Baghdad underlined the necessity for the improvement of defense and security cooperation between the two countries, saying it would reinvigorate peace and security in the region. ( 17:35:07 - 2012/10/03)

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