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Iran Urges Tough Action to Fight Somalia Pirates
TEHRAN (FNA)- The chairman of Iran's oil tanker fleet called for tougher action to fight piracy in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday, saying that five Iranian supertankers laden with oil had been attacked by pirates off Somalia this year. ( 20:40:56 - 2008/12/17)

Iran to Upgrade Missile Production Unit
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian military officer said the government is set to upgrade its missile production division in an effort to boost the country's defense capabilities. ( 17:23:34 - 2008/12/16)

Ecuador Mulling Arms Imports from Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Quito may buy weapons from Iran to enable the tightening of security on its border with Colombia. ( 16:52:24 - 2008/12/14)

Iran, Azerbaijan to Boost Military Cooperation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and Azerbaijan are slated to explore ways for enhancing military and technical cooperation between the two neighboring states during an upcoming visit to Baku by Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar, Iran's ambassador to Azerbaijan said. ( 19:34:50 - 2008/12/13)

Former US Official:
Iran's N. Program Undeterred by US, Israeli Attacks

TEHRAN (FNA)- A former US nuclear proliferation expert said that an attack by the US and Israel on Iran cannot halt the Middle-Eastern country's nuclear program. ( 15:52:09 - 2008/12/13)

Iranian Decoy Fools Anti-Tank Missiles
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian military official revealed that the country has developed a new defense system that fools anti-tank missiles. ( 17:18:55 - 2008/12/11)

Russia's Arms Sale to Iran Justified
TEHRAN (FNA)- Moscow's bid to equip Tehran with advanced air defense systems does not violate international regulations, a former Russian official said. ( 15:25:25 - 2008/12/10)

Iran Captures Jundullah Terrorists
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian security forces arrested some elements of a terrorist group in eastern parts of the country who had a hand in the execution of 16 police officers. ( 18:32:20 - 2008/12/09)

Minister: Iran's Defense Capabilities Displayed in Naval Drills
TEHRAN (FNA)- The recent drills by Iran's naval forces in the Persian Gulf displayed the high capabilities of Iran's defense industries, Iranian defense minister said. ( 17:03:54 - 2008/12/08)

Iran Ends Naval Drills after Successful Test of Nasr 1 Missile
TEHRAN (FNA)-The Iranian naval forces successfully test-fired a surface-to-surface missile called "Nasr 1" (Victory 1) in the final stage of their wargames in the Persian Gulf waters. ( 17:16:12 - 2008/12/07)

Iran, Ecuador Discuss Defense Ties
TEHRAN (FNA) Iranian Defense Minister Mohammad Mostafa Najjar and his Ecuadorian counterpart Javier Ponce Cevallos discussed ways to expand defense cooperation. ( 16:52:28 - 2008/12/07)

Correa Lauds Iran's Defense Capabilities
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa commended Iranian defense capabilities and its significant achievements in the sector. ( 15:53:19 - 2008/12/07)

Iran to Retaliate against Jundallah
TEHRAN (FNA)- The militants who abducted and killed police forces in southeastern Iran will receive a "massive retaliation" by the Islamic Republic, an official said. ( 15:20:36 - 2008/12/06)

Iran Continues Naval War Games in Persian Gulf
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran conducted the second stage of a four-stage, six-day naval exercise in the Persian Gulf today. ( 19:30:28 - 2008/12/04)

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