Cape Times

New Iran missile plan


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. teleSUR

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