Reference News Network reported on Dec. 20 that the German news agency reported on Dec. 16 that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Jawad Zarif once again denied the U.S. allegations that Iran was a major military threat in the Middle East.
The Iranian Student News Agency quoted him as saying: Irans total military budget is less than $16 billion. On the other hand, Saudi Arabias military expenditure reached $69 billion, Zarif said.
Reported that Irans missile program continues to attract international attention. In particular, medium-range missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers are regarded as a threat by Irans enemies in the region, Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Iran is said to have launched more missiles this year than ever before.
Reported that the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently urged the United Nations Security Council to take a stronger position on Iran, and also called on the United Nations not to lift the arms embargo against Iran by 2020 as planned. (Compiler/Chen Zean)
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