MPs boosts mis­sile funds

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Iran’s par­lia­ment on Sun­day ap­proved more than half a bil­lion dol­lars in fund­ing for the coun­try’s mis­sile pro­gram and for­eign op­er­a­tions of the elite Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Guards in re­sponse to US sanc­tions. The move fol­lows a spike in ten­sions be­tween Te­heran and Wash­ing­ton since US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump took of­fice in Jan­uary with a vow to get tough on the Is­lamic repub­lic. It man­dates the govern­ment to al­lo­cate an ad­di­tional $260 mil­lion for mis­sile de­vel­op­ment and the same amount to the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Guards’ for­eign op­er­a­tions wing, the Quds Force, state news agency IRNA said.

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