Iran missiles

Iran unveils new ballistic missile named after slain General Qasem Soleimani

In his address, President Hassan Rouhani noted the progress in the defence industry, saying that Iranian weapons must have high precision, sufficient destructive power and manoeuvrability.

published on : 20th August 2020

Donald Trump warns Iran against 'massacre' as protests erupt over jetliner downing

Iran said earlier it unintentionally downed a Ukrainian jetliner outside Tehran, killing all 176 people aboard, in an abrupt about-turn after initially denying claims it was struck by a missile.

published on : 12th January 2020

Iran's Guard accepts responsibility for 'accidental' plane shootdown

That attack was retaliation for the killing of Iran's top general, Qassem Soleimani, in an American airstrike in Baghdad.

published on : 11th January 2020

'Punish the guilty, pay and apologise': Ukraine reacts after Iran's admission on plane crash

Iran on Saturday admitted that it accidentally downed the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane.

published on : 11th January 2020

Iran vs USA: Trump says 'all is well'; Tehran says 'took and concluded proportionate' self-defence

Trump did not go on evening television to address the nation -- something of an informal presidential tradition in times of foreign policy crisis.

published on : 8th January 2020

Intense military jet activity over Iraq capital Baghdad after Iran attack

AFP's correspondents saw jets cutting through the clouds over Baghdad but could not immediately identify the planes.

published on : 8th January 2020

Iran President Rouhani vows to boost missiles despite US criticism

Tehran says that the missiles are entirely legitimate under the terms of the multilateral deal as they are not designed to carry a nuclear warhead.

published on : 22nd September 2017