Friday, 24 November 2017

Tag Archives: Iran

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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Kuwait orders Iran ambassador to leave country within 48 days

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KUWAIT ordered the Iranian ambassador on Thursday to leave the country within 48 days, Iran’s ISNA news agency reported. Earlier on the day, Kuwait shut down Iranian cultural mission and ordered 15 Iranian diplomats to leave the country. The move came after Kuwait convicted a group of men, one Iranian ...

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Iran gets new sanctions from US over ballistic missile program

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WASHINGTON: The US slapped fresh sanctions on Iran Tuesday over its ballistic missile program, just hours after Washington admitted the Islamic Republic was complying with a landmark nuclear deal signed two years ago. Iran’s parliament retaliated by voting for extra funding for the missile program, a move that speaker Ali ...

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warn US against terrorist designation

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BEIRUT: A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned the United States on Monday that if it designated the group a terrorist organization and applied new sanctions its action could be perilous for US forces in the region. US officials said earlier this year that President Donald Trump’s administration was ...

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