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Foreign Office strongly reacts to India’s purchase of S-400 missiles

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Friday strongly objected to attempts by India to purchase Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles. In a statement, the Foreign Office said that the Indian purchase of S-400 missile system is part of their efforts to acquire a Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system through multiple sources. It expressed concern that this will further destabilise strategic stability in South Asia, besides leading to a renewed arms race. Following the May 1998 nuclear tests by both sides, the Foreign…

India not guaranteed US sanctions waiver for Russian missiles: official

WASHINGTON: The United States cannot guarantee that it will provide India a waiver from sanctions if it purchases major weapon and defence systems from Russia, a top Pentagon official said on Wednesday, ahead of a high-level dialogue between Washington and New Delhi. The United States has imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia, under which any country engaged with its defence and intelligence sectors could face secondary U.S. sanctions. However, a new defence bill gives the president the authority to grant waivers in case…

Pakistan dismisses worries over Indian missiles activities

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has no frustration regarding Indian missile activities but international community must take notice of such aggressive behavior, says foreign office. During his weekly media briefing foreign office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said that Pakistan possess full capacity to answer Indian actions in same manners. Dr Faisal said that Indian official including its Prime Minister keep giving provocative statements against Pakistan even in other countries. “Pakistan has always maintained a…

Syrian air defenses shoot down missiles over two air bases

AMMAN: Syrian anti-aircraft defenses shot down missiles fired at the Syrian air base of Shayrat in Homs province late on Monday and another base northeast of the capital, Damascus, Syria’s state television and pro-Iranian Hezbollah media said. State television showed pictures of a missile that was shot in the air above the air base only days after a U.S., British and French attack on Syrian targets in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack on the city of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus. State television did not…

Saudi Arabia shoots down missiles from Yemen; one dead from debris

RIYADH: Saudi air defenses shot down seven ballistic missiles fired by Yemen’s Houthi militia on Sunday, with debris killing a man in what was the first death in the capital during the Saudi-led coalition’s three-year military campaign in Yemen. Saudi forces destroyed three missiles over northeastern Riyadh shortly before midnight, as well as others fired at the southern cities of Najran, Jizan and Khamis Mushait, the coalition said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA. Debris from the missiles fell on a…

European powers propose new Iran sanctions to meet Trump ultimatum

BRUSSELS/PARIS: Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria’s war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. The joint paper, seen by Reuters, was sent to European Union capitals on Friday, said two people familiar with the matter, to sound out support for such sanctions as they would need the support of all 28 EU member governments. The proposal is part of an EU strategy…