Iran defense minister: Iran to unveil new fighter jets

By REUTERS
August 19, 2018 00:14
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DUBAI - Defying new US sanctions aimed at curbing Tehran's missile program and regional influence, Iran will unveil a new fighter jet on Wednesday and continue developing missile capabilities as a top priority, the defense minister said on Saturday,

Iran's navy also announced on Saturday that it has mounted a locally built advanced defensive weapons system on one of its warships for the first time, as tensions mount with the US military in the Gulf.

US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in May from a 2015 accord between Iran and world powers that curbed Tehran’s nuclear activity in exchange for sanctions relief.

Iran has dismissed any direct talks with Washington to resolve the issues raised by Trump.

Iran has developed a large domestic arms industry in the face of international sanctions and embargoes that have barred it from importing many weapons.

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