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Iran Signs Contracts to Export Arms: Defense Minister

Iran Signs Contracts to Export Arms: Defense Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami unveiled plans for the export of homegrown weapons under new contracts with a number of foreign countries. - Politics news - In comments on Wednesday, the Iranian defense minister said contracts have been signed with a number of countries to export arms.He noted that negotiations are underway for the purchase...

US Senate Backs Massive Arms Sales to UAE

US Senate Backs Massive Arms Sales to UAE

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An effort to stop US President Donald Trump's high-tech weapons deals with the United Arab Emirates fell short on Wednesday in the US Senate as Trump's fellow Republicans opposed resolutions of disapproval seeking to block the sale of drones and advanced F-35 fighter jets. - World news - The Senate voted 50-46 and 49-47, mostly along party lines, to stop...

Al-Houthi: US Killing Yemenis to Keep Its Arms Factories Running

Al-Houthi: US Killing Yemenis to Keep Its Arms Factories Running

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The chairman of Yemen's Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, said the US continues to sell weapons to the Saudi-led coalition and help kill Yemeni civilians in order to keep its arms factories running and reduce unemployment. - World news - "America continues killing the Yemeni people in order to keep weapons' factories running, reducing unemployment,...

Rights Groups Slam US Arms Sales to UAE amid Yemen Crisis

Rights Groups Slam US Arms Sales to UAE amid Yemen Crisis

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Twenty-nine arms control and human rights organizations signed a letter opposing the sale of $23 billion worth of missiles, fighter jets and drones to the United Arab Emirates amid the ongoing Saudi-led war against Yemen. - World news - “The hope is to stop these sales altogether,” said Seth Binder, advocacy officer at the Project on Middle East Democracy, who...

Rights Groups Urge UK to End Saudi, UAE Arms Sales

Rights Groups Urge UK to End Saudi, UAE Arms Sales

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Two human rights groups called on Britain to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE in light of their ongoing aggression against Yemen. - World news - A joint report issued recently by Sam for Rights and Liberties (a Yemeni non-governmental organization based in Geneva) and FSPD (a British non-governmental organization) said, "The United Kingdom should...

Iraq’s Resistance Forces Say Not to Lay Down Arms amid Threats

Iraq’s Resistance Forces Say Not to Lay Down Arms amid Threats

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The leader of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq movement said the Iraqi government is entitled to have a monopoly on carrying and using weapons in order to restore stability to the country. - World news - However, Qais al-Khazali noted that the Iraqi resistance forces will continue carrying arms as long as the country is in danger.Speaking in an interview with the Al-Iraqiya TV,...

US Senators Seek to Halt $23bln Arms Sale to UAE

US Senators Seek to Halt $23bln Arms Sale to UAE

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Three US senators on Wednesday said they would introduce legislation seeking to halt the Trump administration’s effort to sell more than $23bn of drones and other weapons systems to the United Arab Emirates, a showdown with the president two months before he is due to leave office. - World news - Democratic Senators Bob Menendez and Chris Murphy and Republican...

Germany’s Decision to Halt Arms Sales to Saudi over Yemen War Irks Jubeir

Germany’s Decision to Halt Arms Sales to Saudi over Yemen War Irks Jubeir

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Saudi Foreign Minister of State Adel Al-Jubeir slammed Germany over its ban on arms sales to the kingdom due to its involvement in the ongoing deadly war on Yemen. - World news - "The idea that weapon sales were stopped to Saudi Arabia because of the Yemen war I think is illogical," the minister said, according to DPA."We can buy weapons from a number of...

House Democrats Introduce Bill to Restrict US Arms Sales to Arab Nations

House Democrats Introduce Bill to Restrict US Arms Sales to Arab Nations

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Democratic lawmakers in the US House of Representatives introduced a bill intended to restrict the sales of certain weaponry to Arab countries. - World news - Eliot Engel, chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, introduced the legislation on Friday, along with 10 other legislators, amid concerns over the Trump administration's plans to sell F-35 fighter jets to...

US Seeking New Global Arms Race: Iran’s FM

US Seeking New Global Arms Race: Iran’s FM

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US’ reluctance to extend the New START nuclear treaty is proof that Washington is seeking to begin a new arms race across the world. - Politics news - “The lack of desire on the part of the United States to renew the START-3 Treaty on the Limitation of Offensive Strategic Arms, which is one of the most important...