Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Iran Showcases Its Newest Weapons

Reuters: Iran parades new weapons at time of Gulf tension with U.S.

Iran marked the anniversary of its 1980 invasion by Iraq by showing off its latest ships and missiles and telling the United States not to meddle in the Gulf.

At a parade in Tehran on Wednesday, shown on state TV, the military displayed long-range missiles, tanks, and the Russian-supplied S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system.

At the port of Bandar Abbas on the Gulf, the navy showed off 500 vessels, as well as submarines and helicopters, at a time of high tension with the United States in the strategic waterway.

U.S. officials say there have been more than 30 close encounters between U.S. and Iranian vessels in the Gulf so far this year, over twice as many as in the same period of 2015.

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More News On Iran Showcasing Its Newest Weapons

Missiles, tanks on show at Iran military parade -- France 24
Iranian Military Parades Mark Iran-Iraq War Anniversary -- RFE
Iran Unveils Latest Military Gear in Parades, Including New Ballistic Missile -- Tasnim News Agency
Iran unveils new long-range ballistic missile with raining warhead -- Tehran Times
Iran shows off missiles targeting Israel -- The Times of Israel
Iran's Top Security Official warns to give crushing response to threats -- Tehran Times
Iran 'Determined' to Boost Military After US-Israel Deal -- AP

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