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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a joint press conference with his Belarus' counterpart following their meeting in Minsk on February 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MAXIM MALINOVSKY (Photo credit should read MAXIM MALINOVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian Foreign Minister: Our Missiles Are for Defense

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday defended his country’s latest ballistic missile test in defiance of Western and Israeli criticism, saying the controversial program served the Islamic Republic’s defensive needs.

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Iran to Hold New Military Drill Despite U.S. Warnings

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test.