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February 15, 2016 | Threat News

Moscow to deliver S-300 missile system to Iran in ‘nearest time’

Press TV: Russia will deliver the S-300 surface-to-air missile defense systems to Iran in “the nearest time” as part of a long-running contract between Tehran and Moscow, the country’s Foreign Ministry says. “Deliveries will be made soon,” Zamir Kabulov of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Asia department told RIA Novosti news agency on Monday. Iranian Defense… read more

February 15, 2016 | Threat News

Saudi air forces destroy scud missile launched from Yemeni territories

The Peninsula: Riyadh: A Scud missile launched from Yemeni territories towards Khamis Mishait in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was intercepted and destroyed by the Saudi air defense forces, Saudi News Agency (SPA) reported. A statement by the Coalition Command supporting the Legitimacy in Yemen said that the Saudi Royal air defense forces have intercepted… read more

February 12, 2016 | Threat News

Dear President Obama: It’s time to Confront the North Korea Question

The National Interest: North Korea’s recent nuclear and missile tests have certainly shocked the world and triggered a cascade of stern responses. South Korean President Park Geun-hye stood up to Chinese pressure and economic blackmail by moving forward to improve her country’s defenses by deploying important American missile defenses – Terminal High Altitude Area Defense,… read more

February 12, 2016 | Threat News

China urges U.N. action to make North Korea ‘pay price’

Reuters: China will back a U.N. Security Council resolution to make North Korea “pay the necessary price” for recent rocket launches, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday, adding the goal was to get Pyongyang back to the negotiating table. Wang Yi also said he was concerned by a possible U.S. deployment of its sophisticated… read more

February 11, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea satellite not transmitting, but rocket payload a concern: U.S.

Reuters: A satellite put into orbit by North Korea at the weekend does not appear to be transmitting, but it is worrying that the rocket that took it there delivered twice the payload of Pyongyang’s previous launch, the head of the U.S. Army’s Missile Defense Command said on Wednesday. “If you look at the previous… read more

February 10, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea has restarted plutonium reactor: US

Yahoo: North Korea has restarted a plutonium reactor that could fuel a nuclear bomb and is seeking missile technology that could threaten the United States, Washington’s top spy said Tuesday. In an annual threat assessment, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and senior military and intelligence officials singled out the authoritarian pariah state as a… read more

February 10, 2016 | Threat News

Nuclear, Ballistic Missiles Programs: Experts

International Business Times: North Korea continues to evade United Nations sanctions, using flights, ships and the international financial system to procure material needed for its nuclear and ballistic missiles programs, U.N. experts said, according to the Associated Press (AP). Pyongyang claimed Sunday that it successfully launched a satellite, a move the international community believes is… read more

February 10, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea Nuclear Effort Seen as a Top Threat to the U.S.

New York Times: The national intelligence director, James R. Clapper, warned Tuesday that North Korea had expanded its production of weapons-grade nuclear fuel, making clear that the Obama administration now regarded the reclusive government in Pyongyang, rather than Iran, as the world’s most worrisome nuclear threat. Mr. Clapper’s warning, delivered in his annual worldwide threat… read more

February 10, 2016 | Threat News

DNI Chief Clapper: Iran’s Ballistic Missile Launches ‘Deliberate Message of Defiance’

Breitbart: Tuesday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global threats, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Iran’s recent launching of ballistic missiles in violation of existing U.N. resolution was a  “deliberate message of defiance and that the Iranians are going to continue with an aggressive program to develop their missile force.” Sen.… read more

February 10, 2016 | Threat News

What North Korea’s Latest Missile Test Means for the US and Its Allies

Defense One: A reporter once asked President Kennedy the difference between the Atlas rocket that launched John Glenn into orbit and another designed to carry nuclear weapons. “Attitude,” Kennedy is said to have quipped in reply. North Korea has now rung in the Lunar New Year with another successful satellite launch under its belt, an… read more

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