Ghader missile is launched from the area near the Iranian

Iran successfully tests three types of surface to surface missiles

Ghader missile is launched from the area near the Iranian

Secret U.S. Defense Department studies cast doubt on whether a multibillion-dollar missile defense system planned for Europe will ever be able to protect the U.S. from Iranian missiles as intended, congressional investigators say.

Iran news headlines on Saturday include Iran test-firing 3 new missiles successfully; US lifting Iran sanctions from 3 maritime companies; Russia condemning Iran’s uranium expansion; rise of oil production from joint Iraqi-Iranian field and Indian PM underlining Iran’s nuclear rights in German visit.


Iran’s Army successfully test-fires 3 new missiles

Deputy Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Kiumars Heidari says Iran has successfully test-fired three new missiles.

“The three types of missiles, manufactured by [Iran’s] defense industry and Army, were successfully test-fired during the recent drill of the forces,” said Heidari in a Saturday interview.


US ends Iran-related sanctions on 3 maritime firms

The Obama administration is lifting sanctions it imposed on three companies two years ago for helping Iran to ship oil in violation of U.S. law.

The State Department said Friday that the sanctions were being dropped because the firms had given assurances that they will not again engage in such activity.


Russia condemns Iran’s uranium expansion: Report

Russia condemned Iran’s unveiling of a new uranium production facility, warning the move could hurt progress in negotiations with world powers over Tehran’s contested nuclear programme, a report said Friday.

An unnamed source in the Russian foreign ministry told Interfax that Iran’s announcement does not actually breach its obligations under various international nuclear agreements.


Iran increases oil production from joint field with Iraq

Iran has enhanced production from an oil field it shares with its western neighbor Iraq by 5,000 barrels a day, National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) says.

Crude oil production from Dehloran Oil Field is 5,000 barrels higher in the current Iranian calendar year — which started on March 21 — compared with the previous year, the NIOC said on Friday.


Indian PM stresses Iran’s nuclear rights in German visit

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has underlined his nation’s recognition of Iran’s right to develop and use peaceful nuclear technology.

Singh made the remarks in an official visit to Germany, a member of the P5+1 group that is engaged in comprehensive talks with the Islamic Republic.


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