World
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:40
Trump Claims Russia Created Hypersonic Missile After Receiving Info About It from US
TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump claimed on Friday that Russia created its hypersonic missile after receiving information about such technologies from the administration of his predecessor Barack Obama.

"They [Russia] have the missile, the super-duper-hypersonic missile <…> It goes five times faster than a normal missile," he told the crowd in Bemidji, Minnesota, TASS reported.

"We have one that goes much faster, much faster than that," he said, adding, "Russia got that information from the Obama administration, Russia stole that information. You knew that, you knew that. Russia got the information, and then they built it."

Speaking at a ceremony in the White House in mid-May, Trump noted the United States was working on a "super-duper missile" capable of flying 17 times faster than any other missile existing at the moment. He gave no further details.

Lately, senior US officials admitted that the country was trying to catch up with Russia and China in the hypersonic weapon domain. Defense Secretary Mark Esper stated in December 2019, that his country was "planning catchup" and "investing every dollar it can" in order to gain an advance in hypersonic weapons.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier that now that Moscow had hypersonic weapons there was no point for other countries to spend so much money to deter Russia. He noted that for the first time history Russia had outstripped other countries in terms of developing advanced weapons.

The first missile regiment of Avangard hypersonic cruise missile systems came into service in Russia in late 2019. Apart from that, Russia continues tests of other state-of-the-art weapons, including the Tsirkon hypersonic anti-ship cruise missile and the Sarmat strategic missile system.

 

 

 

 

Bottom top
Iran’s Gov’t to Impose Strict Coronavirus-Restrictions in 43 Cities

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Health Ministry said that more serious restrictions will be put in force for another week in 43 cities that are in critical condition with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak.
More Than 700 Economists Including Nobel Laureates Oppose Trump Reelection

TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 700 economists, including several Nobel Prize laureates, have come out against President Donald Trump's reelection bid.
Hundreds Protest, Clash with Police in Naples over New Coronavirus Curfew

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of protesters in Naples threw projectiles at police and set rubbish bins on fire late Friday during a demonstration against coronavirus restrictions in the Southern Italian city.
Palestinians Condemn Normalization Agreement Between Sudan, Israel

TEHRAN (FNA)- Palestinians have been outraged over the declaration of a normalization agreement between Israel and Sudan under the US sponsorship.
Cop Fired over "Multiple Policy, Procedure Violations" After Fatally Shooting Black Teen in Waukegan, Illinois

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Waukegan, Illinois, police officer who fatally shot a Black teenager and wounded a woman earlier this week has been fired, the city's police chief announced Friday night.
Hamas Condemns Sudan’s Normalization with Israel

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Hamas movement in Gaza condemned the Sudanese government’s decision to normalize relations with Israel, like the UAE and Bahrain.
Who Was Palestinian Leader Fathi Shiqaqi?

TEHRAN (FNA)- Fathi Shaqaqi (1981–1995), a Palestinian leader who opposed the Islamists who argued that the liberation of Palestine should take place only after the creation of the Islamic state - i.e. two state solution - was martyred in front of the Diplomat Hotel in Sliema, Malta, on October 26, 1995, by a hit team composed of two Mossad agents.
UK Coronavirus Daily Death Toll Trebles in Two Weeks as 224 More Lives Claimed

TEHRAN (FNA)- The UK's coronavirus death toll has risen by 224, with 20,530 new cases confirmed.
Iran Strongly Condemns Continued Sacrilege of Islam Prophet (PBUH) in France

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry strongly deplored the “stubborn” continuation of blasphemous acts and remarks against the Great Prophet of Islam (PBUH) in France.
Tehran, Ankara Intent to Promote Anti-Narcotics Combat

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian and Turkish anti-narcotics police chiefs informed of both countries’ willingness to broaden cooperation in the fight against drug-trafficking by formation of a workgroup to exchange experiences and information more rapidly.
Iran Air's Flights to Europe Returns to Normal Schedule

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s national flag carrier, IranAir, is currently operating all flights to the European destinations on schedule after the routes were disrupted for months due to the coronavirus outbreak, an official announced.
OIC Slams French Incitement Against Islam, Prophet

TEHRAN (FNA)- The General Secretariat of the (OIC) on Friday condemned continued attacks and incitement against Muslim sentiment and insults of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Iranian Researchers Continue Studies on Application of Cell Therapy Treatment for Coronavirus Patients

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian scientists at Celltech Pharmed company, active under the supervision of the Headquarters for Executing the Order of Imam (Khomeini) in Iran, have tested cell therapy to treat 46 patients infected with COVID-19 virus.
Iran Reinvigorates Security Measures at Bordering Areas amid Karabakh War

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Border Guards of the Islamic Republic of Iran Police Brigadier-General Ahmad Ali Goudarzi announced on Saturday tightened security measures at the Northwestern bordering areas of the country after several misfire incidents during the Karabakh war between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
CBI Chief: Iran Mulling to Increase Oil Barter Deals

TEHRAN (FNA)- Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced that his country will boost bartering oil for basic commodities in a bid to increase the volume of its foreign trade and make better use of domestic production facilities.