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Iran says missile programme defensive after US test allegation

Iran says missile programme defensive after US test allegation

Iran said on Sunday its missile programme is defensive and not in breach of UN resolutions, the state news agency IRNA said, following a US. allegation that Tehran had carried out a new missile test.

Trump open to new Iran deal, sanctions to return

Trump open to new Iran deal, sanctions to return

US President Donald Trump said on Monday he remains open to forging a new nuclear deal with Iran, as he confirmed Washington will go ahead with reimposing sanctions against Tehran.

US to announce new sanctions against North Korea

US to announce new sanctions against North Korea

The United States is due to announce its largest package of sanctions yet against North Korea to further pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programme, as South Korea readies itself for more talks with the North's officials.

France should not interfere in missile programme, says Iran

France should not interfere in missile programme, says Iran

France should not interfere in Iran's missile programme, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran's supreme leader, said on Saturday according to state media.

Iran's Guards say missile programme will accelerate despite pressure

Iran's Guards say missile programme will accelerate despite pressure

Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said on Thursday its ballistic missile programme would accelerate despite US and European Union pressure to suspend it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

Iran eyes more funds for missiles, Guards after US sanctions

Iran eyes more funds for missiles, Guards after US sanctions

Iran's parliament gave initial approval on Sunday to a bill to boost spending on Tehran's missile programme and the elite Revolutionary Guards in retaliation for new sanctions imposed by the United States.

Iran to carry on missile programme, condemns US sanctions

Iran to carry on missile programme, condemns US sanctions

Iran on Saturday condemned new sanctions passed by the US Congress against its missile programme, which President Donald Trump is set to sign into law, and vowed to continue it. "We will continue with full power our missile programme," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said.

Pakistan again detains Mumbai attacks suspect

Pakistan again detains Mumbai attacks suspect

The alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks was detained afresh for one month after a Pakistani court cancelled a detention order against ...