Iranian officials’ aggressive behavior and remarks have proven in word and deed the importance of extending the UN arms embargo as the Security Council approaches its final decision on the matter.
The Saudi-led Arab Coalition accused the Iranian Revolutionary Guard of using international smuggling groups to supply weapons to the armed militias, most notably in Yemen.
In May 2018, when the world learned that Iran had concealed a secret nuclear weapons archive before, during and after negotiations over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), supporters of the nuclear deal were quick to excuse Iran’s nuclear prevarication.
On Sunday, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards unveiled its “latest advanced weapons which included anti-armor, anti-fortification, and missile launchers.”
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps will soon see several “surprising” weapon systems become operational, the country’s semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted IRGC Commander Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami as saying.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Saturday unveiled a new homemade drone with a service ceiling of 12,000 feet, Tasnim news agency reported.
The Arab Coalition has seized a new Iranian missile shipment off the Yemeni coast that was destined for the Houthi rebels, officials said on Monday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sounded the alarm on Thursday about the possibility of Iran acquiring Chinese and Russian jets if the current arms embargo imposed by the UN security council is not renewed in October.
In Iran’s endless drive to prove that its military makes it a great world power, the Iranian media showed off three locally built “Kowsar” fighter jets this week. They were delivered to the armed forces by Defense Minister Gen. Amir Hatami. Iran claims it has been building “domestically produced” jets since 2018.
Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said that his country will be able to export arms despite U.S. efforts to extend the arms embargo.
In an address to the Parliament on Tuesday, General Hatami said Iran has attained self-sufficiency in producing many aircraft components, MP Abolfazl Abutorabi told Tasnim.