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  1. Fajr Satellite Serves No Military Purpose: Iranian Official

    February 3, 2015 Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) Iran successfully launched the Fajr satellite into space aboard the Safir rocket on February 2.  The Fajr satellite, which weighs 52 kg, was sent to a 250 to 450 kilometer orbit.  It is the fourth Irani ...

  2. Iran Starts Mass Production of Home-Made Qadir Cruise Missiles

    March 14, 2015 Iran began mass production of the Qadir cruise missile on March 14, during a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan.  According to Iranian defense officials, the Qadir has a range of 300 km and can be ...

  3. Iran Broadcasts Images of Underground Missile Base

    October 16, 2015 Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the state-run media corporation, broadcast footage for the first time on October 15 of what the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) states is one of Iran's underground missile bases. ...

  4. Iran Announces Successful Test Launch of Ballistic Missile

    October 11, 2015 Iran’s Defense Ministry announced the successful test of a new ballistic missile on October 11.  According to Iranian Defense Minister, Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan, the new missile, called the Emad, is an Iranian designed missile wit ...

  5. U.N. Panel of Experts Concludes Iran's October 10 Missile Test Violated U.N. Ban

    December 15, 2015 Louis Charbonneau Iran's October 10 ballistic missile test violated a U.N. Security Council resolution, according to a confidential report issued by the U.N.'s Iran Sanctions Committee's Panel of Experts.  The panel's ...

  6. U.S. Conducting "Serious Review" of Alleged Iran Missile Test

    December 8, 2015 Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols Iran conducted a test of its medium-range Ghadr-110 ballistic missile on November 21 near the city of Chabahar, according to a Western diplomatic source.  The Ghadr-110, a variant of the Shahab-3, is ...

  7. European Court Says Iran’s Bank Mellat Was Unfairly Sanctioned

    February 18, 2016 Asa Fitch The European Union's highest court ruled on February 18 that Bank Mellat, Iran's largest privately-owned bank, had been improperly sanctioned by the European Union in 2010.  The European Court of Justice found insuffi ...

  8. Iran Successfully Test-Fires Ghadr Missiles

    March 9, 2016 The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) concluded two days of large-scale missile exercises with the test-firing of two Ghadr-H ballistic missiles on March 9.  The missiles were launched from the Eastern Alborz Mountains in Iran at targ ...

  9. Iran Conducts Space Launch

    April 20, 2016 Bill Gertz Iran conducted its first launch of the new Simorgh space launch vehicle, a launch that was judged to be partly successful by U.S. intelligence agencies.  According to a U.S. defense official, the event was either an unsuccessful ...

  10. Canadian-Iranian Citizen Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Conspiring To Violate Iran Sanctions

    May 23, 2016 U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York Ali Reza Parsa, a Canadian-Iranian dual citizen and resident of Canada, was sentenced to three years in federal prison for procuring dual-use electronic components for Iranian ...

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