NATO leaders will try on Thursday to move beyond US President Donald Trump’s demands for higher defense spending, and focus on ending the long war in Afghanistan, in the second day of a summit in Brussels underscored by transatlantic tensions.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami highlighted the country’s military preparedness in the face of foreign threats and said the enemies are well-advised not to test the Islamic Republic’s power.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Iran’s defense might is not up for negotiation, stressing the country’s resolve to strengthen its defense capabilities despite enemy attempts to weaken the nation.
Iran’s defense chief has slammed US President Donald Trump’s threat to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), saying any such move against the elite counterterrorism force would only promote terror and instability in the region and the entire world.
Ukraine's anti-corruption bureau said Wednesday it had detained a deputy defense minister and another top military official for allegedly embezzling millions in state funding through an illegal oil-purchase scheme.