Elite Revolutionary Guards paramilitary announces development of new Paveh cruise missile.
Hypersonic missiles can fly at least five times faster than the speed of sound and on a complex trajectory, which makes them difficult to intercept.
The development comes after the killing of a number of members of the Revolutionary Guard.
Colonel Sayyad Khodai was shot dead on Sunday by a gunman on the back of a motorcycle as he sat in a car outside his home in Tehran.
Iran has been engaged for a year in negotiations with France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China directly, and the United States indirectly in the Austrian capital of Vienna to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement.
Iranian authorities arrest members of a network linked to Tel Aviv who tried to sabotage Fordow uranium enrichment facility, state media report, without specifying identity of suspects.
Experts argue that a regimented Iran led by a hardliner president might be more confident in dealing with the West.
The Islamic Republic’s cleric-dominated top Guardian Council disqualifies all moderate and reformist candidates ahead of the June presidential election, paving the way for a conservative victory.
Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s unorthodox views towards Iran’s military establishment angers the supreme leader, deepening moderate-hardliner infighting as June elections approach.
Iran’s state TV showed paratroopers landing behind mock enemy lines on the Gulf of Oman and preparing attacks with missile launchers.
Iranian dissident and journalist Ruhollah Zam, who has a mass following on social media, was convicted of fomenting violence during anti-government protests in 2017.
Iranian authorities blame Israel and an exiled opposition group for the assassination of its top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
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