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Iran tests new 2000 km-range missile

TEHRAN – On Friday night Iran released footage of the successful test-launch of its new ballistic missile, called Khorramshahr, with a range of 2,000 kilometers. The footage was released a few hours after Khorramshahr was unveiled during a military parade in the capital city of Tehran. Khorramshahr is the name …

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Iran’s Khamenei warns U.S. against ‘wrong move’ on nuclear deal

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will not be bullied by the United States and will react strongly to any “wrong move” by Washington on Tehran’s nuclear deal, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Iran was violating “the spirit” of the 2015 …

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Iran claims it has developed ‘the father of all bombs’

Iran has manufactured a 10-ton bomb comparable in scale to the United States’ “Mother of All Bombs“, one the country’s most senior general’s has claimed. “These bombs are at our disposal, can be launched from aircraft and they are highly destructive,” said General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Airspace Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards …

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Afghanistan asks India to speed up development of Chabahar port

AP  Afghanistan’s foreign minister asked India on Monday to expedite development of a strategic port in Iran to bolster a trade route for land-locked Central Asian countries that would bypass Pakistan. The port would allow India to transport goods to Afghanistan by sea. Pakistan currently does not allow India to …

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Indians push for undersea gas pipeline from Iran

With a $7 billion project to pump gas from Iran discarded, a 1,300 km undersea pipeline is finding new proponents in India where they say natural gas from the Persian Gulf can reach at rates less than the price of LNG available in the spot market. The Associated Chambers of …

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Saudi says Iranian talk of rapprochement is laughable

LONDON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that Iran’s talk of a possible rapprochement with the kingdom was laughable. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told reporters in London that Iran would have to change its policies for any rapprochement. Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, last month said the …

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Iran tests home-grown air defence system

Iran has tested its home-grown air defence system, designed to match the Russian S-300, the head of the Revolutionary Guards’ air defence has said. “In parallel with the deployment of the S-300, work on Bavar-373 system is underway,” Farzad Esmaili told state broadcaster IRIB late Saturday. “The system is made …

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Iran says military sites are off-limits for nuclear inspections despite U.S. pressure

As the Trump administration calls for stricter monitoring of the Iranian nuclear agreement, officials in Iran insist they are complying with its terms and will not allow international inspectors into military sites. Iran, which agreed in 2015 to grant inspectors broad access to nuclear-related facilities in exchange for the removal of severe economic …

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U.S. asks if Iran military sites to be checked under nuclear deal

Reuters UNITED NATIONS- The United States wants to know if the United Nations atomic watchdog plans to inspect Iranian military sites to verify Tehran’s compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Tuesday. Haley met International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials …

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Iran to resume 20-percent enrichment in 5 days if necessary: Nuclear chief

Tehran: The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the Islamic Republic is capable of resuming the enrichment of uranium to the 20-percent level at its Fordow facility within a maximum of five days if need be. In an exclusive interview with IRIB News Agency on Tuesday, Ali Akbar …

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