Iran says able to confront world powers

TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The navy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Iran has the capability and is powerful enough to confront regional powers as well as the United States.

Iran opens first space tracking center

TEHRAN, June 9 (UPI) -- Iran Sunday opened its first space tracking center to monitor the orbital traffic of other countries and secure the country's space facilities, officials said.

Iran test-fires weaponry, defense equipment

TEHRAN, May 26 (UPI) -- Iran has been testing a wide-ranging arsenal of weapons during military drills but would not initiate war, the Islamic Republic's defense minister said.

Is Iran widening its shadow war with West?

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 9 (UPI) -- Cases in Kenya and Nigeria suggests Iran is using Africa as a new front is it's clandestine war against the United States and Israel.

Israel to reprimand Argentina in bombing

JERUSALEM, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Israel will summon Argentina's ambassador to issue an official reprimand over a decision to establish a "truth commission" with Iran over a 1994 bombing.

Iran unveils new combat helicopter

TEHRAN, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Iran on the final day of naval combat exercises Wednesday announced the launch of its next generation of combat helicopters.

Iran set to unveil new domestic satellite

TEHRAN, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Iran's space agency says it will unveil a domestically manufactured satellite named the Nahid in February on Iran's National Space Technology Day.

Iran claims lead in drone technology

TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Stealth capabilities from unmanned aerial vehicles manufactured in Iran are more advanced than rival programs, a deputy commander said.
Iran backs off strait closure threat

Iran backs off strait closure threat

TEHRAN, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Closing the Strait of Hormuz and sanctions imposed on the Iranian energy sector are independent issues, an Iranian military commander said.

Iran says its drones are more advanced

TEHRAN, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Iran's defense minister Sunday said his country's drones are far more advanced than the one Hezbollah sent to intercept Israel's airspace earlier this month.
Iran said to supply Syria with elite force

Iran said to supply Syria with elite force

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Iran has begun supplying Syria with an elite force trained in obliterating military uprisings, force members said after Iran promised to help Syria if it asked.

Iran begins building air defense base

ABADEH, Iran, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Construction has begun on a massive air defense base in southern Iran, an Iranian military commander announced Tuesday.

Iran's forces can deal 'crushing response'

TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Iranian military stands at its highest state of readiness and is prepared to offer a "crushing response" to any potential threat, a commander said.

Iran says it's upgraded missile

TEHRAN, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Iran's Defense Minister announced the successful test-firing of an upgraded version of a short-range ballistic missile able to hit land and sea targets.

Iran test-fires high-precision missile

TEHRAN, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Iran successfully test-fired the fourth generation of a short-range, high-precision ballistic missile Saturday, a military official announced.
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Ahmad Vahidi
A screen showing an image of Iran's Nominee for defense minister Ahmad Vahidi is seen as he delivers a speech to the Iranian parliament in Tehran, Iran, September 1, 2009. The Iranian parliament is in the third day of its hearing on President Ahmadinejad's newly nominated Cabinet. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian

Ahmad Vahidi (Persian: احمد وحیدی, born 28 June 1947) is an Iranian politician and former commander of the Revolutionary Guards. He is the current Minister of Defense of Iran since August 9, 2009.

He was born on 28 June 1947 in Mashhad. He joint to the Quds Force, a unit of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution that responsible for operations outside of Iran in 1980. His real name is Ahmad (his real nickname is Vahid) Shah Cheraghi. He was born in Shiraz.

He is wanted by Interpol for his alleged participation in the bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 18, 1994, in which 85 people died. He is one of five Iranians sought in the bombing. Iran denies that it was involved.

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