Defiant Iran Pledges To Ramp Up Missile Programme, In Challenge For Barack Obama

January 2, 2016 2:34 AM

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Defiant Iran Pledges To Ramp Up Missile Programme, In Challenge For Barack Obama

Dubai: A series of Iranian officials vowed on Friday to expand Tehran's missile capabilities, a challenge to the United States which has threatened to impose new sanctions even as the vast bulk of its measures against Iran are due to be lifted under a nuclear deal.

"As long as the United States supports Israel we will expand our missile capabilities," the Revolutionary Guards' second-in-command, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency.

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