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Report: Iran Unveils First Domestic Fighter Jet

TEHRAN – Iran unveiled its first domestic fighter jet on Tuesday, with President Hassan Rouhani insisting that Tehran’s military strength was only designed to deter enemies and was aimed at creating “lasting peace”.

IRANIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY/AFP | A handout picture released by Iran's Defence Ministry on August 21, 2018, shows the new "Kowsar" domestic fighter jet

Rouhani Warns Saudi Arabia of Iran’s ‘Might’

TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani warned Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that it will achieve nothing by threatening the might of Iran, as a war of words between the regional heavyweights intensifies.

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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.

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)

Kurds Mark 30-Year Anniversary of Saddam Hussein Chemical Attack

Kurds marked the 30-year anniversary on Thursday of Saddam Hussein’s gassing campaign against the people of Kurdistan–which killed 140 civilians and wounded thousands more–as the region prepares to hold a referendum on its independence.

Kurds holds pictures of dead relatives during the anniversary ceremony at the memorial site of the 1988 victims of a gassing in the Kurdish town of Halabja, 300 kms (190 miles) northeast of Baghdad 16 March 2005. On March 16, 1988, the forces of then President Saddam Hussein dropped chemical …