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January 6, 2016 | Threat News

Iran State TV Shows Off Nuclear-Capable Missiles in Underground Depot

NBC News: DUBAI — Iran unveiled a new underground missile depot Tuesday, with state television showing weapons in store that the United States says are capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The Emad precision-guided missiles shown in the footage also violate a 2010 United Nations Security Council resolution. The defiant move to publicize Iran’s missile program… read more

January 6, 2016 | Threat News

China Tests New Rail-Mobile Missile Capable of Hitting all of US

The Diplomat: On December 5, China conducted a launcher test of a new rail-mobile version of its newest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the DF-41 (CSS-X-20), IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly reports. A DF-41 also underwent a flight test on the previous day (December 4) the publication states based on information obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.… read more

January 6, 2016 | Threat News

U.S. says weighs sanctions against Iran for ballistic missile test

Reuters: The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it was in discussions with other U.S. agencies on imposing sanctions against Iran for an Oct. 10 ballistic missile tests by Tehran that violated U.N. Security Council resolutions. “We are fully prepared to use sanctions with respect to this most recent ballistic missile test (and) are still… read more

January 6, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea Test-Fired Another Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile in December: Report

International Business Times: North Korean military conducted an ejection test for a ballistic missile from a submarine last month but the test was unsuccessful, a South Korean military official reportedly said Wednesday. The news comes even as Pyongyang announced that it successfully conducted its first hydrogen bomb test, soon after a man-made earthquake was reported in Pekam county in Yangkang… read more

January 6, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea says it tested a hydrogen bomb

Military Times: SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said it conducted a powerful hydrogen bomb test Wednesday, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would be a huge jump in Pyongyang’s quest to improve its still-limited nuclear arsenal. South Korea’s spy agency and outside nuclear experts cast strong doubt, however, saying the estimated explosive… read more

January 5, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea Conducts Successful Submarine Missile Test

Free Beacon: North Korea’s military carried out a successful ejection test of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile recently, an indication that an earlier test failure has not derailed the underwater missile program, U.S. defense officials said. The test of the submarine-launched missile, or SLBM, which the Pentagon has called the KN-11, from a submerged submarine… read more

January 4, 2016 | Threat News

French military says airstrikes destroy IS missile factory

Military Times: PARIS — The French military says its warplanes have destroyed a site in Syria used by Islamic State extremists to produce missiles and store weapons. The Defense Ministry said in a statement Sunday that the overnight airstrikes targeted a site east of Aleppo, in an operation conducted by Rafale fighter jets using SCALP… read more

January 4, 2016 | Threat News

U.S. Sanctions Delay Could Open Door for Iranian Weapons Violations

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. backpedaling over sanctions related to Iran’s ballistic missile program just a day after they were reported could send a dangerous signal, effectively inviting Tehran to test the boundaries of what violations it can get away with. Iran had threatened retaliation over the planned sanctions, which would have been the first imposed since the international deal… read more

January 4, 2016 | Threat News

Iran asserts its right to build missiles as U.S. considers new sanctions

The Washington Post: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday ordered a speed-up in the production of ­defense missiles as the United States is considering new sanctions over Iran’s ballistic-missile testing even while it prepared to lift old sanctions under the nuclear deal. In a letter to the Defense Ministry made public by the official Islamic… read more

January 4, 2016 | Threat News

Defiant Iran pledges to ramp up missile program, in challenge for Obama

Reuters: A series of Iranian officials vowed on Friday to expand Tehran’s missile capabilities, a challenge to the United States which has threatened to impose new sanctions even as the vast bulk of its measures against Iran are due to be lifted under a nuclear deal. “As long as the United States supports Israel we… read more

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