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President Hassan Rouhani vowed that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities on Friday, despite criticism from the United States and also France.

The US and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Trump's presidency, a day after he delivered a blistering attack on Tehran.

Report: Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

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Report: Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

Egypt's defence minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

Iran tests home-grown air defence system

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Iran tests home-grown air defence system

Iran tested its home-grown air defence system, designed to match the Russian S-300, the head of the Revolutionary Guards' air defence has said.

Iran's priority to boost missile power: defence minister

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Iran's priority to boost missile power: defence minister

Iran's new defence minister Amir Hatami said on Saturday the priority was to boost the country's missile programme and export weapons to shore ...

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North Korea suspected of supplying chemical weapons to Syria

A confidential UN report has revealed two North Korean shipments bound for the Syrian regime's chemical weapons programme were intercepted in the past six months.

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Iran to carry on missile programme, condemns US sanctions

Iran has slammed new sanctions imposed by the US, claiming its "hostile" actions seek to weaken the historic nuclear deal, and vowed to carry on ...

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US imposes new sanctions targeting Iran's ballistic missile programme

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the sanctions "underscore the United States' deep concerns with Iran's continued development and testing ...

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Iran enters space race with rocket test

Named after a bird in Iranian mythology, the Simorgh rocket is capable of propelling a satellite weighing 250 kilogrammes to an altitude of 500 ...

Attempts to confine Iran will only increase US isolation

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Attempts to confine Iran will only increase US isolation

Comment: The United States government is likely to stand alone in countering Iran's development of missile technology, writes Imad K. Harb

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Exclusive photos: Syria-bound Iranian ballistic missiles fall in Iraq

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps were deployed to recover wreckage from four Iranian ballistic missiles on Wednesday ...

Thousands rally for Al-Quds Day in Iran Thousands rally for Al-Quds Day in Iran

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Thousands rally for Al-Quds Day in Iran

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets in an annual show of solidarity with Palestinians, marking Al-Quds Day with chants against ...

US Senator warns Trump of 'ineffective' Iran sanctions

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US Senator warns Trump of 'ineffective' Iran sanctions

US Senator Rand Paul warned President Donald Trump against sanctioning Iran, as he called for a more pragmatic strategy.

Rouhani, Revolutionary Guards nuclear deal-spat escalates as elections loom

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Rouhani, Revolutionary Guards nuclear deal-spat escalates as elections loom

Iran's president, currently running for re-election has accused the Revolutionary Guards of trying to sabotage the country's landmark nuclear ...

Iran's President Rouhani slams 'nuclear deal saboteurs' in debate

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Iran's President Rouhani slams 'nuclear deal saboteurs' in debate

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani slammed conservative opponents for allegedly attempting to sabotage the nuclear deal with world powers on ...

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US pushes for 'quick return' to Yemen peace talks

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the US wants UN-backed peace talks in Yemen to return 'as soon as possible,' during the start of his Middle East tour on Tuesday.

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A Sino-Russian love-hate affair

Comment: The China-Russia alliance could yet cement, but Putin would have to accept the role of junior partner, with China being the dominant ...

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Iran needs no one's permission to build missiles: Rouhani

Iran will ask for "no one's permission" to build up its missile capability, President Hassan Rouhani said in a defiant response to US efforts to ...

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Iraqi forces 'using imprecise Iranian missiles' in Mosul battle

Former governor of Mosul Atheel al-Nujaifi says the Iraqi army is using Iranian-made weapons, warning that some of the missile launchers are not ...

Ante Up: Iran missile-test threaten US' Hormuz operations

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Ante Up: Iran missile-test threaten US' Hormuz operations

The Straits of Hormuz has been the scene of simmering military posturing between Washington and Tehran in recent weeks, with neither side ...

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Iranian fleet defeats US navy...in fake sea battle

A new Iranian propaganda film entitled "Battle of the Persian Gulf II" imagines a battle at the sea in response to an American attack on the ...

Iran test fires cruise <em>missiles</em> in new military manoeuvres

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Iran test fires cruise missiles in new military manoeuvres

Following weeks of tensions with the US, Iran has made another show of defiance by test firing naval cruise missiles off its southern ...

Iran to conduct military drills amid US tensions

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Iran to conduct military drills amid US tensions

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards will hold military exercises this week in a show of defiance to the US following Tehran's controversial ...

Lights, camera, action: Iran's filmmakers take on the US

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Lights, camera, action: Iran's filmmakers take on the US

A fictional animation film that sees Iranian forces defeat the US is due to be released, amid very real tensions between the two countries.

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