New Iran mis­sile plan

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

IRAN’S par­lia­ment yes­ter­day ap­proved the first step of a bill to boost Tehran’s mis­sile pro­gramme spend­ing.

Law­mak­ers gave the go-ahead for the craft­ing of the bill which is aimed at coun­ter­ing “Amer­ica’s ter­ror­ist and ad­ven­tur­ist ac­tions”, ac­cord­ing to the state broad­caster IRIB.

The bill would al­lo­cate over $260 mil­lion (R3.5 bil­lion) each to Iran’s bal­lis­tic mis­sile pro­gramme and the Quds Force – the ex­ter­nal arm of the Is­lamic Revo­lu­tion­ary Guard Corps – which is de­ployed to Iraq and Syria.

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