Iranian President Hassan Rouhani orders acceleration in missile production

REUTERS
Defiant Iran pledges to ramp up missile program, in challenge for Obama
BY Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
January 2, 2016

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. “We don’t have enough space to store our missiles. All our depots and underground facilities are full,” he said in Friday Prayers in Tehran. Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan said Iran would boost its missile program and had never agreed to restrictions on it…U.S. officials have said they are permitted to respond to the missile test by imposing fresh sanctions against a list of Iranian individuals and businesses linked to the missile program. READ MORE

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