Russia has celebrated its Victory Day with massive military parades across the country, showcasing some of its most advanced weapons, including hypersonic missile, Arctic-rated anti-aircraft systems and a new strike drone.
Germany’s democratic socialist political party Die Linke has proposed a draft bill aimed at banning weapons exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for their role in the three-year-old Yemen war, which has claimed the lives of thousands of civilians in the impoverished Arab country.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said the US definite policy in the Middle East is to create insecurity in order to expand its military bases, sell more weapons, and interfere in the region.
Militant groups have abandoned chemical arms production facilities and over 40 tons of chemical weapons after retreating from different conflict zones in Syria, a Russian defense ministry official says.
A political dispute in Greece over a controversial arms deal with Saudi Arabia is deepening, with opposition politicians and critics decrying plans to sell 66 million euros ($78.7 million) worth of surplus missiles and bombs to this Arab country.
An Iraqi volunteer military force, which heeded a government call to arms in 2014 to join the fight against Daesh, says it respects the decisions of the national army, hinting that it will act on an order to hand heavy arms back when the counter-terrorism battles end.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has touched on Iran’s missile power, saying the country is developing its own defenses instead of buying billions of dollars worth of the so-called beautiful military equipment from the US.