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February 1, 2017 | Threat News

Iran Warns Trump Over Missile Dispute, and American U.N. Envoy Hits Back

The New York Times: Already furious over President Trump’s visa ban, Iran warned the United States on Tuesday not to escalate tensions over tests of Iranian missiles — tests that his administration’s new United Nations ambassador called “absolutely unacceptable.” The Iranian warning, made in Tehran by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, came a day after… read more

January 31, 2017 | Threat News

U.N. to hold urgent meeting on Iran missile test at U.S. request

The Spokesman Review WASHINGTON – The U.N. Security Council scheduled urgent consultations Tuesday on an Iranian ballistic missile test at the request of the United States. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said it wanted the U.N.’s most powerful body to discuss Sunday’s launch of a medium-range missile. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer… read more

January 31, 2017 | Threat News

China Tests Missile With 10 Warheads

The Free Beacon Multi-warhead weapon tested amid growing tensions with the United States China flight tested a new variant of a long-range missile with 10 warheads in what defense officials say represents a dramatic shift in Beijing’s strategic nuclear posture. The flight test of the DF-5C missile was carried out earlier this month using 10… read more

January 31, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea’s plutonium-producing reactor likely reactivated, says report

Jane’s 360 Analysis of commercial satellite imagery from 22 January indicates that operations at the 5 MWe plutonium-producing reactor at North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear research facility is likely to have resumed. The images show a water plume – most probably warm – originating from the cooling water outlet of the reactor: an indication that the… read more

January 31, 2017 | Threat News

Yemen’s Houthis Attack Saudi Ship, Launch Ballistic Missile

VOA News SANAA —  The armed Houthi movement attacked a Saudi warship off the western coast of Yemen on Monday, causing an explosion that killed two crew members and injured three others, Saudi state news agency SPA reported. Separately, the Houthis said they launched a ballistic missile at a Saudi-led coalition military base on the… read more

January 30, 2017 | Threat News

Iran tests ballistic missile in defiance of UN resolution, US officials say

Fox News: Iran conducted a ballistic missile test in yet another apparent violation of a United Nations resolution, U.S. officials told Fox News on Monday. The launch occurred at a well-known test site outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran, on Sunday. The Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile flew 600 miles before exploding, in a failed… read more

January 30, 2017 | Threat News

China tests new extremely long-range missile that could muscle the US out of the South China Sea

Yahoo Finance Chinese media on Thursday indicated ongoing work on a new long range air-to-air missile that seems tailor-made to give the US Air Force problems when operating in the Pacific. As Business Insider has previously covered, tensions between the US and China have been steadily ratcheting up over the last few years, and they have spiked since Donald… read more

January 30, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea could test midrange missile before ICBM, officials say

United Press International Jan. 30 (UPI) — An intermediate-range missile North Korea fired several times in 2016 may be tested before Pyongyang test-fires any intercontinental ballistic missiles under Kim Jong Un’s orders. South Korea military officials who spoke anonymously to local news services EDaily and the Kukmin Ilbo said North Korea has yet to perfect the technology that could… read more

January 27, 2017 | Threat News

Russian Air Defense Units Train Electronic Missile Launches in Abkhazia

Sputnik News Press service of the Southern Military District said that Russian Air Defense units carried out electronic missile launches during drills at a military base in Abkhazia. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Air Defense units carried out electronic missile launches during drills at a military base in Abkhazia, the press service of the Southern Military District said on Monday. “Air defense units… read more

January 26, 2017 | Threat News

Russia Restores Radar Field Securing All-Round Defense Against Missile Attacks

Sputnik News The Russian Aerospace Forces have restored the united radar field, which provides control and warns of missile launches and attacks outside the state borders, media reported Thursday, citing Russian military. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The radar field of the missile attack warning system allows controlling the missile launches within a radius of 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) around the Russian borders, the… read more

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