Articles Tagged: Iran

Iran Deal: The Effect on Global Oil Markets

Despite last minute efforts to derail the agreement, the nuclear accord with Iran is a done deal. While generally agreeing that lifting Iranian sanctions will bring more oil to market, analysts have delivered divided opinions on the timing and effect.

What Will the Iran Deal Mean for NATO Missile Defense?

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With the Iran nuclear deal now signed and delivered, are NATO’s missile defense plans obsolete? Not at all, says Azriel Bermant. As NATO officials see it, these defense systems are not directed at any one state and they’re also designed to foil ballistic missiles that are armed with chemical, biological, or conventional warheads.

Contain Iran with oil, U.S. export backers say

With Iran expecting to return to the global energy market, U.S. allies need a reliable source of crude oil in the way of exports, a production supporter said. The House Foreign Affairs Committee scheduled hearings Wednesday on the implications of a nuclear agreement reached in July between Iran, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, plus Germany.

China or Iran: Who Is the Bigger Threat to U.S. Airpower?

China and Iran’s anti-access/anti-denial capabilities are often lumped together in public statements by senior U.S. defense officials and the American media. That frequently leads to a mischaracterization of Tehran’s A2/AD capabilities — particularly when discussing Iran’s conventional ballistic missile force.

Obama secures votes to protect Iran nuclear deal

President Obama will have enough support in the Senate to preserve the Iran nuclear deal after Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) on Wednesday morning pledged to back the agreement. Her announcement secures a major foreign policy victory for Obama and the team that struck the international agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions in Vienna earlier this summer, despite vocal opposition in Congress, primarily from Republicans.

Iran Missile Defense Radar: Nazir, Bina Systems Are Capable Of Hitting Targets In Other Countries

Iran has commissioned two new radar defense systems capable of detecting targets far outside of its borders. The Nazir and Bina systems, which went into service Tuesday, are capable of detecting and hitting aerial targets inside the sovereign territory of Iran’s neighboring countries, according to a report by Sputnik, a Russian news website.

Iran Upgrades Homegrown Air Defense Missile System

Iranian military specialists manufactured an upgraded version of its air defense missile system named Talash, which uses homegrown Sayyad missiles to hit high-altitude flying targets.

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