Hillary Clinton calls on Senate not to impose more sanctions on Iran

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Clinton warns new Iran sanctions could upend talks

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning Congress that new unilateral sanctions against Iran could upend sensitive international negotiations over its nuclear development, imploring lawmakers to work with the Obama administration in presenting a unified front to Tehran.


Iran will never be a military aggressor, minister says

Iran will never launch a military operation against anyone, the country’s foreign minister, Javad Mohammad Zarif, said on Monday during a visit to Berlin.


Iran foreign minister: nuclear deal possible in six months

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Mohammad Zarif said on Monday a final deal with world powers on Tehran’s nuclear program is possible within six months if there is good will and he was not worried about the U.S. Congress trying to impose new sanctions.


DM downplays effectiveness of Western sanctions against Iran

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan downplayed the effectiveness of the western sanctions against the country, and said Iran as a powerful actor is playing a vital role in the region and the world despite the embargoes.


Senior MP warns US to avoid military miscalculations

A senior Iranian legislator warned the US that a military aggression against Tehran would be nothing but the product of a miscalculation, stressing that the Americans’ “first mistake will be their last”.


Iran FM meets French counterpart in Munich

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his French counterpart Laurent Fabius met in Munich, Germany, on Sunday.


Senior Commander: Iran upgrading smart bomb platform

The Iranian Air Force Deputy Chief Liaison Officer, General Aziz Nasirzadeh, announced on Monday that the country is developing its smart bombs production program and plans to mount air-based cruise missiles on all its fighter jets.


Iran optimizes radar systems of Hawk missile defense shield

Iran has doubled the range of the area covered by the radar systems of its mid-range Hawk air defense missile shield and improved its tracking and targeting capability by 40%, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced on Monday.


Iran unveils new satellite

Iran unveiled its new home-made satellite, Tadbir (Prudence), in an official ceremony in Tehran on Monday.


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