Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard members
ISFAHAN, Iran (AP) — Dozens of comrades circled caskets on the back of trucks on Saturday as thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing this week in Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan province.
Iranian security chief says country won’t up missile range
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's senior security official says his country has no plans to increase range of its missile systems.
Tuesday's report on state TV quotes the secretary of Iran's top security body, Ali Shamkhani, as saying that Iran "has no intention of increasing the range of our missiles."
In 2017, Iran's Revolutionary Guard chief, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, said the country's supreme leader had limited the range of its ballistic missiles to 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles).
Iranian report: 5 abducted border guards freed in Pakistan
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official Fars news agency says five of 12 border guards abducted in October by militants near the Pakistani border, have been released.
Thursday's report quotes Iran's Revolutionary Guard chief Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari as saying the five have been "handed over to the Pakistani government." The fate of the others remains unknown.
Jafari didn't elaborate and there was no comment from Islamabad. Pakistan has promised to help free the Iranian guards.
Iran supreme leader promises to ‘slap’ US, defeat sanctions
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says the Islamic Republic will "slap" the United States by defeating new American sanctions targeting the nation.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the comments Thursday in a speech in Tehran before thousands of members of the Basij, an all-volunteer force under Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard.
Guard chief says Iran won’t increase missile range
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country has no plan to increase the range of its missiles.
The Tuesday report quotes the chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, as saying: "We have the scientific ability to increase our missile ranges, but it is not our current policy."
Gen. Jafari added most of Iran's enemies are already situated within a 2,000-kilometer (1,240-mile) radius.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has criticized Iranian activists who signed an open letter last week asking Iran's leaders to take part in direct talks with Washington, saying they have "sided with the U.S., the enemy of the people."
The website of the Guard on Tuesday quoted Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari as saying "their recent action is a 100-signature letter asking for talks with Trump. They have accompanied the U.S., the enemy of the people."
As tens of thousands marched in the streets of Tehran on Wednesday in support of the regime, the head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps assured Iranians the “sedition” had been defeated.
Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari is whistling past the graveyard.
The protests that broke out a week ago and spread and became riots are a fire bell in the night for the Islamic Republic.
Iran Guard chief warns US against imposing new sanctions
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Sunday the U.S. should move its military bases farther from Iran's borders if it imposes new sanctions against Tehran, the official IRNA news reported.
The Sunday report quotes Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari as saying: "If new sanctions go into effect, the country should move its regional bases to a 2000-kilometer (1,240-mile) radius" out of the range of Iranian missiles.