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Iran to test-fire missiles in strategic oil waterway

Iran to test-fire missiles in strategic oil waterway

Tehran said it will test-fire missiles in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, a move likely to stoke tensions with Washington already running high over Iran’s threats to close the strategic oil waterway if sanctions are enforced. “Shorter- and longer-range, […]


Iran-US brinkmanship over oil strait of Hormuz worsens

Iran-US brinkmanship over oil strait of Hormuz worsens

A showdown between Iran and the United States over Tehran’s threats to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to oil tankers worsened on Thursday with warships from each side giving weight to an increasingly bellicose exchange of words. Iran’s Revolutionary […]


U.S. to Sell F-15 Fighters to Saudi Arabia

U.S. to Sell F-15 Fighters to Saudi Arabia

The United States will sell 84 new F-15 fighter jets and upgrades for 70 existing aircraft to Saudi Arabia under a nearly $29.4 billion agreement, U.S. officials announced today. During a joint State Department and Defense Department briefing today, James […]


US-Romania Missile Defense Agreement Takes Effect

US-Romania Missile Defense Agreement Takes Effect

The following is the text of a joint announcement between the United States and Romania: The United States and Romania are pleased to jointly announce that the Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement on deployment of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system […]


US Statement on Investigation Results into Pakistan Cross-Border Incident

US Statement on Investigation Results into Pakistan Cross-Border Incident

The investigation into the 25-26 November engagement between U.S. and Pakistani military forces across the border has been completed. The findings and conclusions were forwarded to the Department through the chain of command. The results have also been shared with […]


US, South Korea close ranks after Kim death

US, South Korea close ranks after Kim death

The United States swiftly closed ranks with its ally South Korea on Monday, as the death of nuclear-armed North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Il landed President Barack Obama with a sudden foreign policy crisis. Obama called his close friend President Lee […]


Iran airs footage of US drone, protests violation

Iran airs footage of US drone, protests violation

Iran made a formal protest on Thursday over a US drone entering “deep” into its eastern airspace last week, and aired footage of what appeared to be the downed aircraft on state television. Swiss ambassador Livia Leu Agosti was summoned […]


US denies seeking to ‘contain’ China

US denies seeking to ‘contain’ China

Moves by Washington to strengthen military ties in the Pacific are not aimed at containing China, a senior US defence official said Thursday, after holding talks with her Chinese counterpart. US under secretary of defence for policy Michele Flournoy said […]


US navy still eclipses China’s expanded force

US navy still eclipses China’s expanded force

China’s navy has hundreds of vessels at its disposal, among them nuclear submarines and an aircraft carrier, but it still does not come close to the huge naval firepower wielded by the United States. Chinese President Hu Jintao called Tuesday […]


 
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