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Iran says it will not accept any restrictions on missile program

Iran will not accept any restrictions on its missile program, the defense minister was quoted as saying by state media on Wednesday, after sanctions monitors said Tehran had violated a U.N. Security Council resolution by test-firing a missile. The Security Council’s Panel of Experts on Iran said in a confidential …

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IRAN SEEKS TO STRENGTHEN ITS DETERRENCE BY SHOWING OFF ITS MISSILE FORCE

By Farzin Nadimi On October 11, the same day that Iranian legislators were passionately debating adoption of the P5+1 nuclear deal, Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan revealed that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) had tested a new medium-range ballistic missile — the first act in a wider missile propaganda campaign. …

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U.N. council will examine details of Iran’s missile test

Russia’s U.N. envoy on Thursday said the United Nations Security Council will examine the technical details of a ballistic missile test by Iran, which the United States and its European allies have said violated U.N. sanctions. The United States, Britain, France and Germany called on Wednesday for the council’s Iran …

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The Risk in Lifting Sanctions, and Pressure, on Iran’s Weapons Activities

Michael Singh (Wall Street Journal) Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee this month that “we should under no circumstances relieve pressure on Iran relative to ballistic missile capabilities and arms trafficking.” Yet under the Iran nuclear agreement announced last week …

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Missiles and the Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

Michael Eisenstadt (Wahington Institute) According to the latest reports stemming from the P5+1 talks, Iran is now insisting that UN sanctions on its ballistic missile program be lifted as part of a long-term nuclear accord. In addition to further complicating already fraught negotiations, this development highlights the importance Tehran attaches …

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Russia opens way to missile deliveries to Iran, starts oil-for-goods swap

(Reuters) – Russia paved the way on Monday for missile system deliveries to Iran and started an oil-for-goods swap, signaling that Moscow may have a head-start in the race to benefit from an eventual lifting of sanctions on Tehran. The moves come after world powers, including Russia, reached an interim …

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Putin lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missile systems to Iran

The Russian president has repealed the ban prohibiting the delivery of S-300 missile air defense systems to Iran, according to the Kremlin’s press service. The ban was introduced by former President Dmitry Medvedev in 2010. “[The presidential] decree lifts the ban on transit through Russian territory, including airlift, and the …

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