Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 03 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered a major reshuffle of the top brass of the armed forces as part of a larger plan to enhance the militarys control over the government, Iran Focus has learnt.
New York Times: Russia has agreed to sell antiaircraft missiles to Iran as part of a $1 billion arms deal that would significantly increase Moscow's military cooperation with Tehran, Russian news media reported Friday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 02 A senior Iranian Ayatollah told Friday prayers worshippers in Tehran that Iran owed its victory in the international stand-off over its suspected nuclear weapons program to its para-military Bassij.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 02 Irans para-military Bassij force began a three-day military exercise in the city of Karaj, west of Tehran, in what residents described as an attempt by the government to instil a reign of fear.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 02 Several hundred officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the military force that has served as the main pillar of support for Irans clerical rulers, have been appointed to senior government positions by the hard-line administration of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran Focus has learnt.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 02 The Supreme Commander of Irans elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) reaffirmed his forces solid support for the hard-line government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a government-run website reported on Friday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 01 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed to continue Irans nuclear ambitions till the very end and said that the Islamic Republic was unafraid of the threat of United Nations Security Council referral, state-run dailies reported on Thursday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 01 One of the students who took part in a demonstration earlier this week against the new appointed chancellor of the University of Tehran has received an order to appear before court or face arrest.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 01 A radical Islamist weekly close to Irans President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad trumpeted the recent visit by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to Iran and his meeting with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as having invoked the fury of senior United States officials.
The Washington Times: The Bush administration yesterday urged European and other countries to consider curbing trade and investment in Iran if it does not agree to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 01 Irans para-military police, the State Security Forces (SSF), confiscated several hundred satellite dishes in the north-western city of Tabriz, state dailies reported on Thursday.