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Tehran rejects claims of sabotage in Iran’s missile system

Tehran rejects claims of sabotage in Iran’s missile system

The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC AF) rejected US claims of attempts to sabotage Iran’s missile system, noting: “If this is true, why are they seeking to negotiate with Iran over its missile program. This shows they are lying.”

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Ex-Iran Ambassador: EU and USA have no disagreements over Iran

Ex-Iran Ambassador: EU and USA have no disagreements over Iran

A former high-ranking Iranian diplomat believes: “In a situation where Trump seeks to create a gap between Iran and the EU with the adoption of an aggressive stance towards Iran, last night’s statement by the EU is in line with keeping a unified foreign policy among its member countries.”

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Iran responds to EU statement

Iran responds to EU statement

The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affair has criticized the joint statement issued by the EU while welcoming its positive points regarding the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal.

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Israel faces uphill battle with Iran in Syria

Israel faces uphill battle with Iran in Syria

The ski slopes on Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights open for a brief period every winter. On January 20, an Israeli enjoying an afternoon ski was shocked to see a rocket launched by an Iron Dome air defense battery. It was one of two that streaked across the sky aimed at stopping an Iranian surface-to-surface missile fired from Syria at Israel. The recent flare-up in Israeli-Iranian tensions in Syria comes amid the planned U.S. withdrawal and the winding down of the war on ISIS. It threatens to spark a new conflict. On January 23, Russia warned Israel again about airstrikes in Syria. Yet Jerusalem insists, with Washington’s backing, that it can reduce Iran’s presence in Syria as well as degrade Iran’s weapons transfers to Hezbollah.

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US, Israel cannot counter new Iran missile

US, Israel cannot counter new Iran missile

The new Hoveizeh cruise missile with a range of 1,350km was tested on Saturday, Feb. 2, as Iran’s answer to the successful Israeli-US Arrow-3 missile test on Jan. 22, DEBKAfile’s military sources report.

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Can Iran sink the US navy in battle?

Can Iran sink the US navy in battle?

In 2009, it became clear that China had developed a mobile medium-range ballistic missile called the DF-21D designed to sink ships over 900 miles away.  This then-nascent technical achievement gave rise to a still-ongoing debate over the survivability of the U.S.’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers , as the DF-21D outranged the strike planes serving on carrier decks.  This further compelled the U.S. Navy to introduce anti-ballistic missile capability to its destroyers and cruisers in the form of the SM-3 missile .

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Iran unveils new missile

Iran unveils new missile

On the threshold of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, the Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics, Brigadier General Amir Hatami, has unveiled the latest “Hoveizeh” missile in Iran.

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Iran not planning to extend missile range

Iran not planning to extend missile range

Iran has no scientific bottleneck to extend its missiles range but, according to its defense doctrine, the country is only focusing on improving the precision of its missiles and not on extending their ranges, said the secretary of Supreme National Security Council of Iran on Tuesday.

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Iran will not negotiate its missile program

Iran will not negotiate its missile program

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi reiterated the country’s policy to boost its deterrence power and said in line with efforts to protect national security, the Islamic Republic will never negotiate over its missile program. 

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