Iran’s coverage: Iran’s IRGC holds military drills off Strait of Hormuz

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IRGC stages massive war game south of Iran

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Tuesday launched the final stage of a large-scale military exercise in southern Iran, including in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.


IRGC fires long-range anti-ship ballistic missiles in drills

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps is employing surprising weapons in a large-scale military exercise underway in southern Iran, such as long-range ballistic missiles capable of destroying hostile vessels, a commander said.


Rouhani: Sanctions in violation of int’l regulations, must be lifted

President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that sanctions have been imposed on Iran in violation of all international regulations, which must be lifted.


IRGC improves weapons based on enemies’ strengths, weaknesses

Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami said the force improves its weaponry considering the strengths and weaknesses of the enemies.


Ukrainian FM says Iranians to visit Ukraine for crash compensation talks

An Iranian delegation will visit Ukraine on July 29 and 30 to discuss compensation for a Ukrainian jet shot down by Iran on Jan. 8, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister said on Monday.


Explosion in Iran’s Kermanshah province, no casualties reported – Mizan

An explosion has set a fuel tank on fire in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah on Tuesday, Iran’s Mizan news agency reported, in the latest in a series of fires and explosions, some of which have hit sensitive sites.


Judiciary Spox terms US jet fighters’ aggression as illegal, inhumane

Spokesman for the Judiciary Gholam Hossein Esmaeili described recent aggression of the US jet fighters against Iranian passenger plane in the Syrian airspace as an illegal and inhumane act.

UK embassy resumes issuing visa for Iranians after 10 years

The UK Embassy in Tehran said early on Tuesday that it has resumed issuing visa for Iranians after 10 years shutdown of visa office.


IRGC practices countermeasures against US aircraft carrier threats

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is conducting large-scale aerial and naval drills off the strategic Strait of Hormuz and in the Persian Gulf, including countermeasure against US aircraft carrier threats in the region.


Official: COVID-19 kills 235 more in Iran

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Tuesday that some 235 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 16,147.