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‘We’ll do what’s in our national interest’: Indian FM to Pompeo on buying S-400s from Russia

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India’s foreign minister said New Delhi will have nothing but its own interests in mind, when following on the deal to purchase S-400 air defense missile systems from Moscow, the deal the US is strongly opposed to. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar made his comments while responding to a question about the S-400 at a presser with US Read More

‘Won’t hesitate to pull muscle-flexing trigger’ in defense: North Korea blasts US sanctions policy

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North Korea’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement decrying Washington’s continued sanctions policies against them as “most extreme hostile acts,” arguing the measures threaten diplomacy, and warning they would defend themselves. The Ministry’s Wednesday statement sharply criticized the White House’s decision last Friday to extend 6 executive orders sanctioning the country over their nuclear and missile Read More

US official hints at excluding Seoul from intel on North Korea over Huawei

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Washington may stop sharing intelligence on North Korea with Seoul if it refuses to toe the US line and bar China’s Huawei from installing its communications equipment in South Korea. South Korea is one of many nations pressured by the US to join its crusade against the Chinese telecom giant. Seoul is caught between a Read More

Allies or frenemies? Pompeo lands in India with a bag of ‘freedom’ offers one doesn’t simply refuse

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The top US diplomat has landed in New Delhi, aiming to pressure the Indian government into rejecting Russian S-400 air defense systems and China’s Huawei mobile tech in favor of “better” military and trade deals with Washington. Expanding cooperation in energy, aviation, space, and defense fields will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s agenda during Read More

Trump threatens ‘obliteration’ if Iran attacks ‘anything American’

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By Tom Gillespie and David Mercer, news reporters Donald Trump has warned Iran that an attack on “anything American” will be met with “great and overwhelming force”, with parts of the country facing “obliteration”. The US leader issued the threat as he criticised “ignorant and insulting” remarks by Iran’s president, who had earlier mocked Mr Read More

India to ‘make clear’ to US that S-400 deal with Moscow ‘can’t be wished away’ – report

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New Delhi plans to convince the US to grant it a waiver on buying the S-400 air defense missile systems from Moscow, a report says. “We have a longstanding defense relationship with Russia we cannot wish away,” a diplomatic source told NDTV ahead of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to New Delhi on Read More

Iran mocks Trump: White House ‘afflicted by mental retardation’

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By Tom Gillespie, news reporter Iran’s president has mocked Donald Trump by claiming the White House is “afflicted by mental retardation”. Hassan Rouhani made the remarks after the Trump administration imposed sanctions on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates. Mr Rouhani described the move as “outrageous and idiotic”. Iran’s president, speaking in a Read More

S-300 theft fail: Pole jailed for 14 years after attempting to steal Russian missile system parts

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A Polish national, caught red-handed trying to steal classified parts of the S-300 missile system for a Polish supplier, has been tried and convicted in a Moscow court on charges of espionage. Marian Radzajewski was found guilty and sentenced to 14 years in a “strict regime colony,” Moscow City Court announced in a press release Read More

Iran says talks with US are impossible amid fresh sanctions

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Iran’s UN ambassador is warning that the tensions on the Persian Gulf are “very dangerous” and said that talks with US are impossible amid the escalation of sanctions. It comes as US President Donald Trump signed off “hard-hitting” sanctions against Iran which he says will target the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Ambassador Majid Read More

India annuls Israeli missile deal in favor of domestic alternative… again?

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India has reportedly canceled its $500 million contract for Israeli anti-tank missiles after the country’s defense manufacturing sector conducted successful tests and promised to deliver an indigenous alternative within two years. Following a series of successful trials of the man-portable anti-tank guided missile (MPATGM) by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India has notified Read More