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To Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid: I’m Sorry My Brother, But You Have Lost The Plot On Iran

by Jonathan Azaziah

Assalamou alaikoum wa rahmatullah wa barakatou dear Syed.

It pains me greatly and weighs on my heart heavily to write this but it was nevertheless necessary. And before I continue, a preamble is required.

I will forever be grateful and forever be proud of our collaborations. Both with our Lebanese Christian brother Mark Glenn on The Ugly Truth as well as the pieces I did that you utilized in the Brass Tacks Institute’s critical mission in countering anti-Pakistani propaganda produced by the hegemonic powers’ media–chiefly the article on NATO’s criminal massacre of dozens of Pakistani soldiers in the Salala Mountains, co-authored with my comrade Assad al-Liftawi, and the essay on the weaponization of sectarianism by Mossad and RAW to destabilize and balkanize Pakistan and by extension–ironically enough–the Islamic Republic of Iran. These works will stand the test of time when our children and grandchildren look back on how we resisted World Zionism and its junior partner, Hindutva. I wouldn’t change it for anything. And regardless of how this plays out, I consider you a brother, a friend and a teacher.

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Iranian Armed Forces introduce suicide drones

The Iranian Army Ground Force has for the first time utilized a type of suicide drone in the military exercise underway in the country’s south and southeast, a senior army commander announced.

“The (suicide) drone can be used for hitting the aerial and ground targets and can carry out an attack when it identifies a suspicious target,” Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan told reporters on Friday. Continue reading Iranian Armed Forces introduce suicide drones

Iranian Researchers Unveil New UAV

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers unveiled the world’s smallest drone, ‘Soleiman (Solomon)’ which can be used for both civilian and military missions, including wiretapping.

“The drone can be used for a wide variety of missions, including magnifying and reinvigorating communication signals, tracking enemy signals and wiretapping, electronic warfare, marine patrol and surveillance, jamming radars, aerial mapping and cartography, forest preservation, etc.,” Director of Soleiman Project Marziyeh Ehterami said in the Western province of Lorestan on Sunday.

She added that the drone can also carry loads lighter than 33kg.

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Iran unveils latest home-made drone, Ababil 3

Iran has unveiled its latest domestically-manufactured state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which can be used in reconnaissance operations.

The Ababil 3, which was put on display in the 7th International Aviation Industry Exhibition in the southern island of Kish on Tuesday, has a flight endurance of eight hours and effective operational radius of 250 kilometers.

The UAV can fly at an altitude of 15,000 feet and transmit images simultaneously to ground control stations or any other platforms.

In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems. Continue reading Iran unveils latest home-made drone, Ababil 3

Khamenei says world relies on Iran’s armed forces

by Arash Karami, Al-Monitor

At an Imam Ali University for Army Officers commencement ceremony, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told young officers to prepare themselves to further the Iranian military’s scientific progress.

According to Khamenei.ir, discussing the “spiritual capabilities, the scientific abilities, power of ingenuity and resolution” of Iran’s armed forces during the Iran-Iraq war, Ayatollah Khamenei said, “The world counts on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s armed forces and takes it seriously because it knows that in any area of responsibility … the armed forces will do their best.”

He did not elaborate on any specifics, but encouraged the students to “elevate Iran’s military organization” by taking advantage of the country’s scientific abilities. Ayatollah Khamenei also tackled Islamophobia at the ceremony, noting that, “Global ill-wishers and bullying powers are trying to use art, politics, militarism and all [other] means to keep the voice of pure Islam from being heard, but the voice has been heard, and an indication of that is hegemonic powers’ growing fear. The enemies promote Islamophobia by creating armed groups that massacre civilians in the name of Islam.” Continue reading Khamenei says world relies on Iran’s armed forces

Senior Cleric Describes Iran’s Indigenized RQ-170 as Major Blow to US

TEHRAN (FNA) – Tehran’s Provisional Friday Prayers leader Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani underlined that the reverse engineering of the US RQ-170 drone that was downed in 2011 and its redesigning and production has struck a heavy blow at the United States.

Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people on Tehran University campus on Friday, Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani said, “The manufacture of Iranian drone based on the US RQ-170 spying drone, which was captured by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force was a major blow to the US.”

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Iran Flies Final Model of RQ-170

TEHRAN (FNA) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced that the Iranian version of the RQ-170 drone with the capability of conducting bombing and reconnaissance missions has had its first flight after tests.

“We had promised to fly the final model of RQ-170 in the second half of the current (Iranian) year (which started on March 21) and this has happened and the footage of its flight will be released soon,” Hajizadeh told reporters in Tehran on Monday morning. Continue reading Iran Flies Final Model of RQ-170