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October 23, 2015 | Threat News

U.S., allies demand U.N. action after Iran missile test

Al Arabiya: The United States, Britain, France and Germany called on Wednesday for the United Nations Security Council’s Iran sanctions committee to take action over a missile test by Tehran that they said violated a U.N. ban. In a letter containing details on the launch, they said the ballistic missile was “inherently capable of delivering… read more

October 22, 2015 | Threat News

Iranian missile technology tests boundaries of nuclear deal

The National: Iran’s recent test firing of a new guided ballistic missile tested Washington’s response to the development of its next phase of missiles ahead of the implementation of the nuclear deal. The launch last week also sent a message to adversaries locked in a regional cold war with Tehran. Over the past seven months… read more

October 22, 2015 | Threat News

A new Chinese anti-ship ballistic missile is bad news for US aircraft carriers

Business Insider: No piece of hardware epitomizes US military might like an aircraft carrier. Capable of carrying over 60 planes, these hulking vessels allow the US to project power around the world while checking the potentially destabilizing behavior of rival governments. But that balance might be starting to shift in East Asia, an area of… read more

October 21, 2015 | Threat News

Pak leadership not ready to compromise on N-missile programme

The News: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will unambiguously tell Washington that Islamabad will not compromise in any manner on its indigenous nuclear and missile technology. A source, privy to these high-level discussions, told ‘The News’ that the US wants to offer a deal which, if accepted, would seriously compromise Pakistan’s defence and security capabilities. The… read more

October 21, 2015 | Threat News

Amid Iran Sanctions Being Lifted, Updating Defense With Weapons From China and Russia Are a Priority For Tehran

International Business Times: The economically crippling stranglehold that Western governments collectively imposed on Iran nearly four decades ago began to slowly loosen its grip this week, and the country has responded in part by dusting off its decades-old shopping list for advanced weaponry and other defense items it has been coveting but could not acquire. After agreeing… read more

October 20, 2015 | Threat News

S. Korea says N. Korea preparing for nuke test, but test not imminent

Yonhap News Agency: North Korea is preparing for a nuclear test, though no test appears to be imminent, a ruling party lawmaker said Tuesday, citing South Korea’s spy agency. Lee Chul-woo of the ruling Saenuri Party made the comment to reporters after being briefed by the National Intelligence Service during the parliamentary inspection of the… read more

October 20, 2015 | Threat News

Did N.Korea Copy Russian Ballistic Missile?

The Chosunilbo: An intercontinental ballistic missile unveiled during a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the North Korean Workers Party on Oct. 10 looks suspiciously similar to Russia’s SS-N-23 submarine-launched missile, a government source here said Sunday. The source said the new missile has an estimated range of about 9,000 km with a larger warhead… read more

October 20, 2015 | Threat News

Iran to Build Own Missile Defense Based on Knockoff of Russia’s S-300

Sputnik: Iran plans to deploy a missile defense system built around an indigenous analogue of Russia’s S-300 missile system before 2017, Russian media reported on Tuesday. Iran Upgrades Homegrown Air Defense Missile System In April the Iranian army displayed the Bavar 373 — a self-developed version of the advanced Russian S-300 missile system — during… read more

October 19, 2015 | Threat News

Moscow to deliver upgraded S-300 missiles system to Tehran

Financial Express: A high-ranking Russian official has confirmed that Moscow was working to upgrade the S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system it plans to deliver to Iran. Vladimir Kozhin, President Vladimir Putin’s aide on military and technical cooperation, on Thursday told Iranian state-owned news agency Press TV that the Russian-built S-300 air defense system will be… read more

October 15, 2015 | Threat News

Increased missile threats from the Iran deal

The Washington Times: An Iranian official recently boasted thatIran’s ballistic missiles can reach American military bases. This is not news. But it does remind U.S. policymakers why the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will increase the threats facing our armed forces, especially since the agreement will provide Iran with greater opportunities to advance its… read more

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