Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



NUKEWARS
Iran's president threatens response to new US sanctions
by Staff Writers
Tehran (AFP) July 19, 2017


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Tehran would "respond appropriately" to new US sanctions but that Iran remained committed to its nuclear deal with world powers.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran will always stick to its international commitments," Rouhani said in a televised cabinet meeting.

But if the US wants "to press forward with new sanctions under any pretext... the great nation of Iran will respond appropriately," he said.

"We will not forgive violations by the Americans and we will stand against them."

His comments came a day after the US and Iran traded tit-for-tat sanctions over the Islamic republic's ballistic missile programme.

The State Department slapped sanctions on 18 individuals and entities in Iran, hours after the White House admitted Tehran was adhering to the 2015 agreement.

Iran hit back with its own sanctions against "American people and entities that have acted against the Iranian people and other Muslim peoples of the region."

Rouhani on Wednesday accused Washington of "duplicity".

"On one hand they send official reports to Congress verifying that Iran has been completely loyal to the nuclear deal," Rouhani said.

"On other hand they seek new sanctions under various excuses against logic (and) the spirit and text" of the accord, he said.

- Missile funding -

Iran's parliament on Tuesday voted to streamline a bill that would increase funding for the country's missile programme and Revolutionary Guards in response to Washington's "adventurism" in the region.

An overwhelming majority of lawmakers voted to prioritise the motion that would see an additional $260 million allocated to the missile programme and the same amount to the elite Revolutionary Guards' foreign operations wing, the Quds Force.

Rouhani accused his American counterpart Donald Trump of breaking international deals signed by his predecessor Barack Obama on Cuba, North Korea and climate change.

The Iranian president said Washington was pushing Iran to "abandon its commitments" and that the US was "worried over improved economic relations between Iran and Asia and Europe".

"We are happy that so far the 5+1 (world powers) have stood strongly to protect" the nuclear deal, he said.

Later in the day, Revolutionary Guards chief Mohammad Ali Jafari warned the US of Iran's growing power.

"Iran's missile power is advancing at a great speed in air, land and sea and this is a cornerstone of our policy," he said in comments on the force's Sepahnews website.

Before imposing "sanctions on defence and the Revolutionary Guards", the US should close its bases within 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) of Iran, he added.

Iran's Gulf Arab neighbours to the west and Afghanistan to the east host several major US military bases.

Jafari warned US "miscalculation" could have a "high cost".

"The domain of the Islamic revolution's influence has expanded so much" that Iran is active close to American interests in many parts of the world, he said.

Such influence, he added, is partly the result of Iran's military strength and "the roar of the missiles".

NUKEWARS
US-China citizen gets 10 years for spying in Iran; 2 Iranians charged in US over hacking
Tehran (AFP) July 16, 2017
A Chinese American accused of "infiltration" in Iran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, local media reported on Sunday. The man was identified as Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old researcher at Princeton University, according to Mizanonline, the official news agency of Iran's judiciary. Wang, who was born in Beijing according to the report, was arrested on August 8, 2016 while trying to ... read more

Related Links
Learn about nuclear weapons doctrine and defense at SpaceWar.com
Learn about missile defense at SpaceWar.com
All about missiles at SpaceWar.com
Learn about the Superpowers of the 21st Century at SpaceWar.com


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

NUKEWARS
Lockheed awarded $130.3 million contract for Patriot missile foreign sales

US deploys Patriots in Lithuania for NATO war games

San Diego 'likely' in range of N.Korea ICBM in 2 years: US monitor

US conducts successful missile intercept test amid NKorea tensions

NUKEWARS
New anti-ship missile tipped for Japanese fighters

Lockheed receives $37.7M contract for JASSM-ER missile development

Stratospheric Combat: Russian MiG-31 Intercepts, Destroys Supersonic Missile

UK Eurofighter Typhoon successfully fires MDBA Brimstone missile

NUKEWARS
Leonardo DRS, Moog receive counter-UAS weapons contract

Singapore offers Manila drones, urban warfare training

Explotrain develops drone-simulated IED training system

New Reaper drone variant performs first combat mission

NUKEWARS
First UAVs, Now Ships - Connectivity for the next generation of remote naval operations

Northrop Grumman receives Australian satellite ground station contract

DISA extends Comtech satellite services to Marines

Harris Corp. awarded Special Forces radio contract

NUKEWARS
Nigeria starts receiving armored vehicles from Streit

LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract

Rheinmetall enhancing Puma IFV for German Army

Orbital ATK shows ammo development for MK44 gun

NUKEWARS
Raytheon lobbyist to be nominated for Army secretary

DSCA approves Super Hornet upgrades, tank ammunition for Australia

Kelvin Hughes to be sold to Hensoldt

Defense spending by European NATO countries to rise in 2017

NUKEWARS
Chinese ships heading for joint exercises with Russia in the Baltic Sea

NATO, Jordan mark establishment of new cybersecurity team

India says it has international backing in border dispute with China

China 'aggressive' in border row, says India diplomat

NUKEWARS
New material resembling a metal nanosponge could reduce computer energy consumption

How do you build a metal nanoparticle?

Nanostructures taste the rainbow

Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement