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Saudi air defense intercepts a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis on Najran

Saturday, 20 January 2018

The Saudi air defense on Saturday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis targeting Najran. The spokesman for the coalition forces in support of legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, said that the air defense forces of the coalition spotted the launch of a ballistic missile this afternoon by the Houthi militias of Iran from within the territory of Yemen (Saada governorate) towards Kingdom territory. Colonel al-Maliki said that the missile was in the direction of the city of ...

US imposes sanctions on Iranian missile firms

Friday, 5 January 2018

The United States imposed sanctions Thursday on five Iranian companies it alleges are working on part of the illegal ballistic missile program.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin linked the measure to recent anti-government protests, arguing that Iran ought to spend more on public welfare rather than banned weapons.“These sanctions target key entities involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program, which the Iranian regime prioritizes over the economic well-being of the Iranian ...

Why is Qatar showing off its new short-range Chinese ballistic missile?

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Qatar has showcased a new offensive capability that directly endangers its neighbors during its national day parade on December 15, military experts have said. During a military parade on the Doha corniche, the Qatari armed forces showcased new Chinese-made short-range guided ballistic missile launchers. According to International Institute for Strategic Studies Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, Douglas Barrie, the SY400 BP-12A missile system displayed by the Qatari armed forces is a surface ...

French defense minister: Iran engaged in destabilizing ballistic and regional activities

Friday, 20 October 2017

France wants to take action to tackle Iran’s missile program and “destabilizing” behavior, but believes scrapping the 2015 nuclear deal would help hardliners and be a step towards future war, France's defense minister said on Friday. “We need the JCPOA. Scrapping it would be a gift to Iran’s hardiners, and a first step towards future wars,” Florence Parly said in a speech at a Washington think tank, referring to the nuclear deal known as the Joint ...

Trump will not ratify Iran nuclear deal as more sanctions are approved

Friday, 13 October 2017

A source in the White House revealed to Al Arabiya Television on Thursday that US President Donald Trump will announce on Friday his refusal to ratify the nuclear agreement with Iran. The move comes just as the US Congress’ Foreign Affairs Committee approved a new law imposing more sanctions on Iran for their Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program on Thursday. The source added that national security adviser HR McMaster and Chairman of the Joined Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford ...

Trump: ‘Not much’ of a nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Iran’s test launch of new medium-range missile calls into question a landmark nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers, President Donald Trump said Saturday, while also accusing the Islamic republic of colluding with North Korea. “Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel. They are also working with North Korea. Not much of an agreement we have!” Trump tweeted. The nose cone of the missile has a range of 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) ...

France ‘extremely concerned’ by Iran ballistic missile test

Sunday, 24 September 2017

France said on Saturday it was extremely concerned by Iran’s ballistic missile test and called on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to carry out a full report on the launch. “France asks that Iran cease all destabilizing activity in the region,” Foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes Romatet-Espagne said in a statement. “(France) will consider with its partners, notably European, the means to obtain from Iran the cessation of its destabilizing ballistic ...

US senators set bipartisan bill to tighten sanctions on Iran

Friday, 24 March 2017

Iran would face tighter US sanctions over its ballistic missile launches and other non-nuclear activities under a bill introduced on Thursday by a bipartisan group of US senators including senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill, which has 14 Democratic and Republican sponsors, would set mandatory sanctions for anyone involved with Iran’s ballistic missile program and those who trade with them. It also would apply sanctions to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard ...

US expected to impose fresh sanctions on Iran

Thursday, 2 February 2017

The warning was an early manifestation of Trump’s promise of a tougher American approach to Iran

Top Khamenei ally: Useless for US to threaten Iran over missile test

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Iran said on Wednesday it had tested the new ballistic missile but said it did not breach a nuclear deal reached with six major powers in 2015

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