Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Tag Archives: Iran

Iranian president threatens to restart nuclear program

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TEHRAN: The war of words between the US and Iran over the latter’s nuclear and missile development program continued. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened to restart “within hours” some of the activities Tehran agreed to stop under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “The world has ...

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Iran parliament seeks to boost missile funding

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Iran’s parliament has overwhelmingly voted to increase spending on Tehran’s ballistic missile programme and the elite Revolutionary Guards in retaliation for new sanctions imposed by the United States. In a session on Sunday, a total of 240 politicians out of 244 present voted to allocate $520m to develop the country’s missile ...

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Iran’s Rouhani presents new ministers to parliament

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LONDON: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presented his cabinet to parliament for a vote of confidence on Tuesday, keeping in place the chief architect of Tehran’s nuclear accord with global powers. In his first term, Rouhani championed an agreement with the United States and five other powers in 2015 that led ...

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Pak-Iran relations will strengthen: Hassan Rouhani

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TEHRAN: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani met newly elected Iranian Presdient Hassan Rouhani in Tehran and exchanged views on matters of mutual interest and security situation of the region. According to Senate secretariat, Rabbani while talking on four-point agenda said that Pakistan wishes to enhance coordination, economic cooperation, security issues ...

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Rouhani officially begins second term, slams US sanctions

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TEHRAN: Iranians President Hassan Rouhani vowed to keep up his efforts to end Iran’s isolation as he was sworn in by the Islamic republic’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei following his re-election in May, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill increasing sanctions against the Islamic Republic. ...

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Qatar announces $5.9b order for warships from Italy

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DOHA: Qatar announced a five-billion-euro ($5.9 billion) order for seven warships from Italy in the midst of a nearly two-month diplomatic crisis with neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies. “We have signed a contract on behalf of the Qatari navy to acquire seven warships from Italy for five billion euros,” ...

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Iran tests satellite launch rocket

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IRAN on Thursday “successfully” tested a satellite-launch rocket, days after warning Washington of a response to new US sanctions over the Islamic republic´s ballistic missile programme, state television said. It said the launch vehicle, named Simorgh after a bird in Iranian mythology, was capable of propelling a satellite weighing 250 ...

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Iran, Iraq vow to boost military ties

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TEHRAN: Iran and Iraq on Sunday signed deals aimed at boosting military cooperation during a visit by Baghdad s Defence Minister Irfan al-Hayali to Tehran. In a memorandum of understanding signed by Hayali and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehghan, the neighbours agreed on a “wide range of military and defence cooperation” ...

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Iran announces new missile production line: state media

BEIRUT: Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line on Saturday, according to state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran. The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km (16 miles) and travel up to 120 km (74 miles), Iranian ...

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Trump warns Iran over detained Americans: White House

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face “new and serious consequences” unless all unjustly detained American citizens were released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday. Trump urged Iran to return Robert Levinson, an American former law enforcement officer who disappeared more than ...

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