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IRAN POLITICS: Video: Iran Successfully Test-Fires New Ballistic Missile

IRAN POLITICS: Video: Iran Successfully Test-Fires New Ballistic Missile

The ballistic missile, which is Iran’s third type of missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers along with the Qadr-F and Sejjil ballistic missiles, is capable of carrying multiple warheads.

According to Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, the Khorramshahr missile has become smaller in size and more tactical and it will be operational in the near future.

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IRAN POLITICS: Iran’s Missile Boat Warns Off US Warship in Sea of Oman

IRAN POLITICS: Iran’s Missile Boat Warns Off US Warship in Sea of Oman

“The American warship left the area with a warning and the announcement of the Falakhan missile boat’s timely presence in the region,” the statement said.

Iran’s naval patrols and US warships have been engaged in a series of face-offs in the Persian Gulf in recent months, where Washington has accused Iranian vessels of “harassing” American warships.

“The Persian Gulf belongs to the Islamic Republic and regional Muslim countries and the presence of US forces, as a foreign country in this region, is defensive and out of fear,” said IRGC Navy chief Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang ‘Moving Missile Towards West Coast’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang ‘Moving Missile Towards West Coast’

North Korea alarmed the region with its most powerful test to date on Sundayof what it claimedwas a hydrogen bomb that could be mounted on to a long-range missile.

The US responded by saying that North Korea leader Kim Jong Un was “begging for war”.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Slams North Korean Missile Testing, Asks United Nations to Step in

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Slams North Korean Missile Testing, Asks United Nations to Step in

North Korea announced this weekend that it had detonated its sixth and most powerful nuclear test yet, which it declared a “perfect success.”

Justin Trudeau also stated that Canada would continue to work with allies including South Korea, Japan, and the U.S., but did not provide more details on his government’s involvement.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘Overwhelming Force’: South Korea Conducts Bombing Drill in Response to North Korea Missile Test

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘Overwhelming Force’: South Korea Conducts Bombing Drill in Response to North Korea Missile Test

South Korean president Moon Jae-in’s chief press secretary, Yoon Young-chan, said the bombing drill was ordered immediately after the National Security Council meeting convened to discuss possible counter measures Seoul could take against Pyongyang’s ballistic missile provocation.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korean Missile Could Reach US in a Year: Intelligence Officials

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korean Missile Could Reach US in a Year: Intelligence Officials

The officials also said that the new assessment shows they underestimated the determination of North Korean leader Kim Jung-un to race ahead with a weapon that could reach the US soil, even if it is not accurately engineered.

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HAWAII POLITICS: Hawaii Prepares for ‘Unlikely’ Missile Attack By North Korea

HAWAII POLITICS: Hawaii Prepares for ‘Unlikely’ Missile Attack By North Korea

Hawaii is first state in US to plan missile preparedness following North Korea’s 4th of July announcement it developed intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Needs to Consider Deploying Missile Defence System to Against North Korea Attack

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Needs to Consider Deploying Missile Defence System to Against North Korea Attack

Kevin Rudd: “Given North Korean developments, Australia would be well advised to begin analysing ballistic missile defence needs, available technologies and possible deployment feasibility for northern Australia.”

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USA POLITICS: US to Test THAAD Missile Defenses Against Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile

USA POLITICS: US to Test THAAD Missile Defenses Against Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile

“The test is designated as Flight Test THAAD (FTT)-18,” Chris Johnson, an MDA spokesman said. He did not elaborate.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Fires Cruise Missiles at Daesh in Syria, Doesn’t Inform U.S.

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Fires Cruise Missiles at Daesh in Syria, Doesn’t Inform U.S.

“As a result of the surprise mass missile strike, command points were destroyed and also large stores of weapons and ammunition of the IS (Daesh) terrorists in the area of Aqirbat in the Hama Province,” the ministry said.

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IRAN POLITICS: Missile Advancement to Continue With Utmost Determination: Bahram Qassemi

IRAN POLITICS: Missile Advancement to Continue With Utmost Determination: Bahram Qassemi

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi was reacting to remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who called on re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to end the country’s defensive missile tests during a visit to Saudi Arabia over the weekend.

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IRAN POLITICS: New Underground Missile Factory Built: Senior IRGC Commander

IRAN POLITICS: New Underground Missile Factory Built: Senior IRGC Commander

“I hereby announce that in recent years the third underground missile production factory has been inaugurated by the IRGC,” added the commander.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Fires New Ballistic Missile

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Fires New Ballistic Missile

“The U.S. mainland and the Pacific operational theater are within the strike range of the DPRK and the DPRK has all kinds of powerful means for annihilating retaliatory strike,” North Korea’s state KCNA news agency said in a commentary on Saturday.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: THAAD Detected North Korea Missile, Pyongyang Missile Progressing Faster than Expected: South Korea

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: THAAD Detected North Korea Missile, Pyongyang Missile Progressing Faster than Expected: South Korea

North Korea’s missile flew 787 km (489 miles) on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 km (1,312 miles), KCNA said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Missile Test Aimed at Carrying Large Nuclear Warhead: KCNA

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Missile Test Aimed at Carrying Large Nuclear Warhead: KCNA

“The test-fire aimed at verifying the tactical and technological specifications of the newly developed ballistic rocket capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead,” KCNA said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Fires Ballistic Missile in Defiance of Calls to Rein Its Weapons Program

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Fires Ballistic Missile in Defiance of Calls to Rein Its Weapons Program

The North Korea missile flew 700 km (430 miles) and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km (1,245 miles), according to officials in South Korea and Japan

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Test-Fired New Ballistic Missile

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Test-Fired New Ballistic Missile

“North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully missile today. Bad!,” Trump said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Negotiating With Russia to Buy Russian Missile Defense Systems to Help Defend Against Israeli, American Aggression

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Negotiating With Russia to Buy Russian Missile Defense Systems to Help Defend Against Israeli, American Aggression

“It’s natural we should have such systems,” said Assad. “Israel has been committing aggressions on the Arab states surrounding it since its creation in 1948.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ADF Warns Australia Needs to Defend Itself From Ballistic Missile Attack

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ADF Warns Australia Needs to Defend Itself From Ballistic Missile Attack

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told radio station 3AW the Government is taking the threat posed by North Korea “very, very seriously”.

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USA POLITICS: Russia, China Endangered By US Global Anti-Ballistic Missile: Russian General Staff

USA POLITICS: Russia, China Endangered By US Global Anti-Ballistic Missile: Russian General Staff

“The presence of US missile defense bases in Europe, missile defense vessels in seas and oceans close to Russia creates a powerful covert strike component for conducting a sudden nuclear missile strike against the Russian Federation,” Poznikhir explained.

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