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U.S. Revisits Military Option After Iran Missile Test

By Ahmad Rafat (Kayhan of London) Iran test-fired its Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran, on January 31, 2017. According to U.S. sources, the missile flew 600 miles before exploding in what has been described as a failed test of a re-entry vehicle. However, …

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Iran launches new missile just days after US sanctions

Bethan McKernan (Independent) Iran has conducted another missile test, just days after the US slapped new sanctions on the country for launching a mid-range ballistic missile last month, US media reports. A defensive surface-to-air (Sam) rocket was launched from Semnan in central Iran on Wednesday, both CNN and Fox News reported …

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How America Could Stumble Into War With Iran

KARIM SADJADPOUR (Atlantic Council) In Donald Trump’s first term there is a serious possibility of a military conflict, whether intentional or inadvertent, between the United States or Israel and Iran. What follows is how it could unfold, and how it might be avoided. Step 1: Provocations “It is an undeniable privilege …

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Iran holds military exercises in response to U.S. sanctions

Iran on Saturday began extensive military exercises in a defiant response to a week of warnings from the Trump administration, including new sanctions, with a senior Iranian military commander calling the actions “futile” and threatening to “rain” missiles down on the country’s enemies. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran’s most …

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Iran, Puzzled by Trump, Treads Carefully for Now

THOMAS ERBRING (New York Times) Until two weeks ago, Iran’s clerics felt comfortable leading worshipers in a chorus of “Death to America” while simultaneously signing a $16.6 billion deal with Boeing. Now, that status quo seems very long ago and the establishment is treading carefully, with even most hard-liners concerned that …

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Iran’s Latest Missile Test: Scenarios and Implications for the New Administration

Farzin Nadimi (The Washington Institute) Regardless of how the details surrounding Sunday’s launch shake out, it was an unhelpful move at a time when the Trump administration is determining its policy toward Iran’s missile program and broader regional behavior. According to recent media reports, Iran conducted a weapons test on January …

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Top Trump aide condemns Iranian ballistic missile test

A top adviser to President Donald Trump delivered a tough warning to Iran on Wednesday for test-firing a ballistic missile and declared “we are officially putting Iran on notice” for what he called a provocation. A statement from White House national security adviser Michael Flynn condemning the test was an …

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U.S. official : Iran tested medium-range ballistic missile

Iran on Sunday carried out a test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile that exploded after 630 miles, a U.S. official said on Monday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the test was carried out from a site near Semnan, which is east of Tehran. The official …

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Israel’s Netanyahu says he will push Trump on Iran sanctions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he planned to push U.S. President Donald Trump to renew sanctions against Iran during a visit to Washington next month, complaining that Iran had once more tested a ballistic missile. Netanyahu has been harshly critical of the deal that six world powers …

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New radar system defends Iranian airspace

  Michael Rubin (AEI) With regard to operational requirements, the Iranian military sees their future needs as the ability to conduct urban warfare and close quarters fighting on land. While Iran embraces an asymmetric strategy both on land and at sea, defense of its airspace has always been a weak spot. …

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