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December 16, 2015 | Threat News | Uncategorized

U.S. Presses For UN Enforcement Action Over Iran Missile Test

The United States is pressing for enforcement action against Iran after a United Nations report on December 15 found Tehran violated UN sanctions against testing nuclear-capable missiles. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, who along with representatives from Britain, France, and Germany asked for the report on Iran’s October 10 missile test, said the… read more

December 16, 2015 | Threat News

Obama’s N. Korea Strategy Leaves Nuclear Issue for Successor

Voice of America: SEOUL— Even though U.S. President Barack Obama reached historic diplomatic breakthroughs with other longtime adversaries of the United States, it is unlikely he will realize any progress in limiting North Korea’s nuclear program during the remaining year of his presidency. The Obama administration’s persistent diplomatic outreach paved the way for normalizing relations… read more

December 16, 2015 | Threat News

Iran’s October missile test violated U.N. ban: expert panel

Reuters: Iran violated a U.N. Security Council resolution in October by test-firing a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, a team of sanctions monitors said, leading to calls in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday for more sanctions on Tehran. The White House said it would not rule out additional steps against Iran over the… read more

December 15, 2015 | Threat News

152 Feared Dead in Yemen Ballistic Missile Strike

Defense News: DUBAI — One hundred and fifty-two coalition soldiers are feared dead after a short range ballistic missile strike hit a coalition base at the strategic Bab al-Mandab region in the south, a coalition source told Defense News. Among the dead in the attack, which took place Monday afternoon, was the commander of the Saudi Special… read more

December 14, 2015 | Threat News

Russian nuclear sub successfully test-fires strategic Sineva missile

RT: A Russian missile submarine has successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), dubbed the “Sineva” in the Barents Sea in the latest of a series of tests of the country’s nuclear weapons arsenal, the Defense Ministry said. “Today, the crew of Captain Dmitry Zelikov on the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Verkhoturye (NATO: Delta IV)… read more

December 14, 2015 | Threat News

Russia To Receive First Prototypes Of Next-Generation S-500 Missile Defense System

Defense World: Russia will soon receive first pre-production prototypes of next-generation S-500 air defense system. The new generation S-500 ‘Prometey’ also known as 55R6M Triumfator-M, is a surface-to-air defense missile system currently under development by Almaz-Antey, Sputnik reported Sunday. The missile is an advanced version of S-400 and is designed to intercept ballistic missiles at… read more

December 11, 2015 | Threat News

Iran’s long aim for its ballistic missiles

Al Arabiya: The Joint Plan of Action Agreement (JCPOA) between six world powers and Iran hints ambiguously at “addressing U.N. Security Council resolutions” regarding Tehran. However, the JCPOA further states that Iran should not undertake any ballistic missile activity “until the date eight years after the JCPOA Adoption Day or until the date on which… read more

December 10, 2015 | Threat News

US: Russia Gave Warning of Syria Cruise Missile Strikes

Defense News WASHINGTON — Russia warned in advance that its military would launch strikes Tuesday on Syria for the first time from a submarine stationed in the Mediterranean, the United States said. The strikes were aimed at “two terrorist strongholds” around Raqa, the de facto Syrian capital of the Islamic State group, Russian Defense Minister… read more

December 10, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Could Block Access to Baltic Sea, US General Says

Defense One Russia has moved ballistic missiles to and conducted nuclear strike drills from its Kaliningrad exclave, prompting Pentagon fears that Moscow could block access to the Baltic Sea. There is a “significant amount of capability” in Kaliningrad, including anti-ship weapons, air defenses, and electronic warfare equipment, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army… read more

December 10, 2015 | Threat News

French Technology Helping Russian Hypersonic Missile

The Washington Free Beacon Russia is using French missile technology to develop a new, ultra-high speed nuclear attack missile, the House Armed Services Committee disclosed this week. At a hearing Tuesday on U.S. and foreign long-range, rapid attack capabilities, known in the Pentagon as prompt global strike, the chairman of the strategic forces subcommittee, Rep.… read more

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