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Introduction

The Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Persian: نيروهای مسلح جمهوری اسلامی ايران‎) include the IRIA (ارتش جمهوری  اسلامی ایران), the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی) and the Law Enforcement Force (نيروی انتظامی جمهوری اسلامی ایران).
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armed_Forces_of_the_Islamic_Republic_of_Iran


Islamic Republic of Iran Army (IRIA)

[Islamic Republic of Iran Army (IRIA)] image by Zoltan Horvath, 1 December 2014

The Islamic Republic of Iran Army (IRIA) is the ground forces of the Military of Islamic Republic of Iran. In Iran, it is also called
Artesh, (ارتش) which is Persian for "army." In modern times, the Army was established in 1923. It comprises the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Republic_of_Iran_Air_Force), the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Republic_of_Iran_Navy) and the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Defence Force (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Republic_of_Iran_Air_Defense_Force)
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Republic_of_Iran_Army

The flag is a red horizontal flag with the logo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Republic_of_Iran_Army#mediaviewer/File:IRI.Army-Badge.svg) in the middle, with a black border with an Arabic inscription and four stylized Perso-Arabic script of the Arabic word Allah ("God") in gold, as seen here: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qu97vVnoSKc/S54mM2_kXAI/AAAAAAAAE34/DDH1nkwKE7Q/s1600-h/Gen+Ataollah+Salehi+commander+of+Iranian+artesh.jpg (flag on the right) (source: http://www.uskowioniran.com/2010/03/iran-military-commander-warns.html).
Esteban Rivera, 30 November 2014

Ceremonial flag

Army ceremonial flag, Iran image located by Bill Garrison, 30 August 2019

The ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران , abbreviated as آجا (English: Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran, abbreviated as AJA) is directed by the (Army) Joint Headquarters (English: Joint Staff), which coordinates its four branches: the Ground Forces (NEZAJA), Air Force (NAHAJA), Navy (NEDAJA) and the Air Defense Force (PADAJA).
Esteban Rivera, 31 August 2019


General Staff flag

General Staff flag, Iran image located by Bill Garrison, 30 August 2019

General Staff flag, Iran image by Bill Garrison, 4 September 2019

"Setsad-e Koll-e Niroohay-e Mosallah" = "General Staff of the Armed Forces" (ceremonial flag)
Bill Garrison, 4 September 2019


IRGC Command & General Staff College flag

IRGC Command & General Staff College flag, Iran image located by Bill Garrison, 30 August 2019


Khamenei Honor Guard (Supreme Leader)

Khamenei Honor Guard image located by Bill Garrison, 12 January 2021

Source: https://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/

Caption: Flag carried in parade during the funeral of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh at the Iranian Ministry of Defense headquarters in Theran, Iran on 30 Nov 2020. The black slogan reads: "Labbaik-a Ya Khamenei" or "For Honor of our Leader Khamenei" who is the current "Supreme Leader" of Iran. Beneath the slogan is the logo of the defensive "Artesh" military system (which is composed jointly of the army, navy & air force; but is separate from the offensive-oriented "Pasdaran" military system). This flag is like a military Honor Guard flag for Khamenei. Fakhrizadeh was allegedly the director of the organization running Iran's nuclear-weapons program. He was assassinated on 27 Nov 2020 in a road ambush in Absard outside of Tehran, Iran.

Bill Garrison, 12 January 2021