Iran to bolster ballistic missile capabilities

Defying calls by the US and United Nations to halt the development of ballistic missile systems, Iran’s outgoing parliament approved a motion Sunday to increase the capabilities of the country’s ballistic missiles, a military program that has been ruled dangerous by the United Nations. Tehran considers the missile program an essential deterrent, citing the unprovoked […]

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Soleimani defies sanctions again, visits Putin

Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force special ops unit responsible for managing terror missions worldwide, has once again defied UN sanctions and traveled to Moscow to visit Russian President Vladimir Putin. The covert trip was meant to coordinate the next steps in Syria, according to multiple intelligence sources who spoke with Fox News on Thursday. The planning comes […]

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Iranian official blasts ‘foolish’ Kerry

Iran’s defense minister on Saturday blasted Secretary of State John Kerry’s for what he called his “foolish” accusations that Tehran is “destabilizing” the Middle East, AFP reports. If the United States seeks “stability” it should “leave the region and stop supporting terrorists,” Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said, quoted by the website of state television. “If […]

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Khamenei: The future is missiles, not negotiations

Missiles, and not negotiations, will be a part of Iran’s future relations with the outside world, the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared on Wednesday, according to The Telegraph. The comments are an apparent rebuke to Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president who has become a close ally of current President Hassan Rouhani, and […]

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Did Iran Violate Nuclear Deal With Recent Test?

Iran test fired two types of medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, extending a barrage of tests this week following vows by officials to press ahead with its missile program despite U.S. pressure to curtail it. Iran insists its missile test this week did not violate the nuclear deal. A Iranian spokesman said the missiles “were […]

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Ayatollah Awards Medals, Promotions to IRGC Personnel Who Held US Sailors at Gunpoint

(CNSNews.com) – More than two weeks after Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) personnel detained 10 U.S. Navy sailors overnight in the Persian Gulf supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday awarded medals to the men involved. Khamenei awarded the Fath (“Victory” or “Conquest”) medals to IRGC Navy commander Sardar Fadavi and four others “for their […]

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