August 22, 2019
President described the domestically-built Bavar-373 surface-to-air missile defence system as the armed forces’ big gift to the Iranian nation, stressing, “This defence system is more powerful than the S-300, and close to S-400”.Speaking on Thursday morning at the ceremony for National Defence Industry Day, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, “I hope that...
August 21, 2019
In a not very subtle sign of the times, the U.S. Army has produced a deck of playing cards featuring weaponry used or held by Iran in order to familiarize soldiers with Iran’s inventory of weapons and presumably to facilitate their recognition on the battlefield.The Iran collection follows similar decks of playing cards illustrated with Chinese ...
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at a United Nations Security Council Session on Middle East Peace and Security
August 20, 2019
SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you. Good afternoon, and thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Ms. Viotti for your briefings. I also want to thank our Polish friends for using this council presidency to confront the complex challenges in the Middle East. As I argued in January of this year in Cairo, the Trump administration is reviving...
EU Statement – United Nations Security Council: Open debate on Maintenance of international peace and security: Challenges to peace and security in the Middle East (Excerpts)
August 20, 2019
20 August 2019, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States delivered by H.E. Mr. Silvio Gonzato, Deputy Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations at the Security Council Open Debate on "Maintenance of international peace and security: Challenges to peace and security in the Middle...
Arms Trafficker Convicted in Anti-Aircraft Missiles Scheme and Other Arms Offenses Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison
August 20, 2019
A black-market arms dealer with a long history of brokering machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank armaments – and who was found guilty last year in a scheme to sell and use surface-to-air missiles – was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in federal prison.Rami Najm Asad-Ghanem, 53, who was commonly known as Rami Ghanem, a naturalized...
Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments (Compliance Report)
August 2, 2019
PURPOSE This Report is transmitted pursuant to Section 403 of the Arms Control and Disarmament Act, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2593a), which requires a report by the President on Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments.SCOPE OF THE REPORT
July 31, 2019
Tehran, July 31, IRNA – Iran's armed forces will continue with their plans, including missile tests, Iran's Minister of Defense and Logistics of the Armed Forces Brigadier-General Amir Hatami said on Wednesday.The defense minister told reporters on the sidelines of the cabinet meeting that the Armed Forces have adopted research plans to implement...
July 26, 2019
All US secondary sanctions on Iran’s core economic sectors were re-imposed by the Trump administration in November 2018 as a direct consequence of its withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
July 25, 2019
QUESTION: Secretary, thanks for the time.SECRETARY POMPEO: Bret, it’s great to be with you again.QUESTION: I want to start with Iran. With its recent behavior, is Iran emboldened, or is it desperate?
Seventh Six-Month Report of the Facilitator on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015)
June 21, 2019
I have the honour to transmit herewith, as agreed among the representatives of the Security Council for the implementation of resolution 2231 (2015), my six-month report on the implementation of the resolution, which covers the period from 12 December 2018 to 15 June 2019.I should be grateful if the present letter and the report could be issued as...