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IS IRAN’S RECENT MUSCLE FLEXING MORE THAN THE USUAL SHOW OF FORCE?

Farzin Nadimi (Washington Institute) Every year at the end of summer, the Islamic Republic highlights the sacrifices and (often questionable) choices it made during the protracted conflict with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in the 1980s. In commemorating the end of that war, political and military leaders also put the spotlight on …

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Iran says missiles for self defense, tests do not violate nuclear deal

Iran’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that its ballistic missiles were for self-defense and that recent tests condemned by the United States did not violate an historic nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers. Speaking in Australia, Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the missiles tested last week would never …

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Australia’s foreign minister to raise missile tests with Iranian counterpart

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Monday she will challenge her Iranian counterpart when they meet this week over reported missile tests during a military exercise that drew the threat of a diplomatic response from the United States. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards test-fired two ballistic missiles last Wednesday, the Fars …

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Israel calls on powers to punish Iran for its missile tests

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday called for world powers to take “immediate punitive steps” against Iran, following its ballistic missile tests last week. A series of tests conducted by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards caused international concern, with the United States, France and other countries saying that, if confirmed, the …

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Revolutionary Guards commander says Iran’s missile work will not stop: state TV

A senior Revolutionary Guards commander has said that Iran’s ballistic missile program will not stop under any circumstances and that Tehran has missiles ready to be fired, according to Iranian state television. Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh made his comments after a series of ballistic missile tests conducted by guard …

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France’s Fabius says EU to discuss if new Iran sanctions needed

The European Union will discuss this week whether it needs to impose new sanctions on Iran following recent ballistic missile tests, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday, a day after the United States announced such measures. Washington imposed sanctions on 11 companies and individuals on Sunday for supplying …

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U.S. preparing sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile program

President Barack Obama’s administration is preparing new sanctions on international companies and individuals over Iran’s ballistic missile program, sources familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that the potential sanctions would target about 12 companies and individuals in Iran, Hong Kong and the United …

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Iran missile test sparks concern over nuclear deal implementation

Jeremy Diamond, CNN Iran is once again testing the international community. A United Nations panel announced this week that Iran violated a U.N. Security Council resolution when it tested a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead in October. Coming just months before the international community prepares to implement …

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Romania defense site, to prevent Iranian missile is ready

The U.S. and Romanian governments are expected to announce on Friday completion of a new missile defense site south of Bucharest that will defend against potential attacks from Iran, according to three U.S. defense and government officials. The U.S. embassy in Romania and Romania’s foreign affairs ministry will announce that …

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After Iran missile test, U.S. lawmakers call for continued sanctions

Dozens of U.S. Republican senators called on President Barack Obama on Wednesday not to lift sanctions on Iran, saying Tehran’s recent ballistic missile testing showed “blatant disregard for its international obligations.” Thirty-six of the 54 Republican senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, signed a letter urging Obama not to lift …

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