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US accuses Iran of bad faith over sanctions lawsuit

The Hague (AFP) Aug 30, 2018 – The United States on Wednesday accused Iran of bad faith for challenging Washington’s renewed nuclear-linked sanctions against it at the UN’s top court. Iran has asked the...


Iran still abiding by nuclear deal terms: IAEA

Vienna (AFP) Aug 30, 2018 – Iran is sticking to the terms of its nuclear deal with world powers, a UN atomic watchdog report showed Thursday, despite ongoing uncertainty over its future. The report...


Pandora Report: 8.31.2018

As the summer winds down, here’s a new podcast series on biohacking to get you back into the swing of things or over the holiday weekend. NASEM Lunch Series on Biodefense and Biosecurity Did...


Japanese MoD asks for 2.1% budget increase for FY 2019

Japan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has proposed a defence budget of JPY5.29 trillion (USD47.8 billion) for fiscal year 2019 to put a stronger emphasis on three new defence domains – cyber, space, and electronic...


Rafael unveils Spike ER2

Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has disclosed development of a new, fifth-generation, enhanced stand-off evolution of its 170 mm Spike-ER multipurpose precision-guided missile system, designated Spike ER2. The baseline Spike ER round is effectively a...


Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran ready to abandon nuclear deal

Iran’s supreme leader warned the country might abandon its nuclear deal with world powers, casting doubt on the ability of European states to save the accord following the US withdrawal. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said...


Russia’s new Spectrum EW system enters service

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on 28 August that a new electronic warfare (EW) system, designated Spectrum, has entered service with an inaugural exercise in the Urals. The complex is based on...


IDF to get more surface-to-surface missiles

The Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) has signed a contract worth hundreds of millions of shekels with Israel Military Industries (IMI) for surface-to-surface missiles, it was announced on 27 August. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman...

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