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Are Iran’s ballistic missiles designed to be nuclear capable?

By Michael Elleman,and Mark Fitzpatrick –  IISS The common claim that Iran’s missile development must be stopped altogether because these systems could deliver nuclear weapons in the future rests on broad generalisations. While there is reason for concern, priority attention should be given to those missiles that might realistically be used …

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Iranian Cruise Missiles also a Proliferation Threat

In its new Worldwide Threat Assessmentfor 2018, the U.S. intelligence community warns that Iran continues to “enable” attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels against America’s Persian Gulf partners. The new assessment highlights “an attempted 3 December cruise missile attack on an unfinished nuclear reactor in Abu Dhabi,” an important indication that …

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Making the Case against Iranian Sanctions Busting in Yemen

Michael Knights . The Wahington Institute On December 14, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley unveiled new evidence of Iranian arms deliveries to the Houthi rebels in Yemen. At a military hangar at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, in Washington DC, Haley and Pentagon officials exhibited missile fragments and photography showing …

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Iran still trying to buy items for missile development: Germany

German intelligence agencies have warned German companies that Iran is still trying to circumvent restrictions on the sale of dual-use items for its rocket and missile technology program, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday. The BfV domestic intelligence agency reminded German firms in the document that sales …

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Iran unveils a ballistic missile with range of 2,000 km

Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported on Friday that the country had unveiled a new ballistic missile with range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles), capable of carrying several warheads. The report, which gave few other details, quoted the head of the Revolutionary Guards’ aerospace division, Amirali Hajizadeh, speaking on the sidelines …

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How Rouhani’s Second Term Will Deepen Iran’s Crises

Amir Basiri – Forbes The outcome of Iran’s recent presidential elections didn’t sit well with Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Iranian regime. The ailing Khamenei, who has final say on all critical matters of state, evidently preferred the winner of the race to be Ebrahim Raisi, the cleric …

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Rouhani says Iran needs “no one’s permission” to build missiles

Iran will ask “no one’s permission” to build up its missile capability, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, in what appeared to be a defiant response to U.S. efforts to hamper the Iranian military. Facing an election in May where he hopes to secure a second four-year term, Rouhani has …

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Iran Takes Another Step Toward Fielding S-300 Missiles

Farzin Nadimi (The Washington Institute) On March 4, Iranian television outlets broadcast previously classified video showing the country’s first live-fire test of the S-300 high-altitude air defense system, conducted in the central Semnan region. The footage showed two Fakel 48N6E/E2 missiles initiating interception of what appeared to be target drones. In …

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Iran Keeps a Lid on Its Latest ‘Great Prophet’ Exercise

Farzin Nadimi (The Washington Institute) Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps concluded its “Great Prophet 11” exercise on February 21, part of a series of annual military demonstrations that typically involve elaborate missile launches, naval swarm maneuvers, highly publicized tests of new weapons, and other grand gestures. This year, however, the drills …

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U.S. senators consider sanctions against Iran for missile development

U.S. Republican senators plan to introduce legislation to impose further sanction on Iran, accusing it of violating U.N. Security Council resolutions by testing ballistic missiles and acting to “destabilize” the Middle East, a U.S. senator said Sunday. “I think it is now time for the Congress to take Iran on …

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