Iran mis­sile plan boost

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

TEHRAN: Iran’s par­lia­ment is pre­par­ing leg­is­la­tion that will al­low the Is­lamic Revo­lu­tion Guards Corps (IRGC) to boost the mis­sile ca­pa­bil­ity of the coun­try, the Tehran Times daily re­ported.

The mo­tion, once turned into law, will grant $600 mil­lion (R7.7 bil­lion) to the IRGC to de­velop the mis­sile pro­gramme. The move by the par­lia­ment fol­lows re­cent leg­is­la­tion by the US Se­nate to im­pose new sanc­tions on the IRGC and any other en­ti­ties in­volved in Iran’s mis­sile pro­gramme.

Kazem Jalali, head of the Ma­jlis Re­search Cen­tre, said the leg­is­la­tion would boost IRGC’s mis­sile pro­gramme.

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