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Iran to Expand Missile Program

Shortly after a U.S. threat to impose sanctions on companies with ties to Iran’s ballistic-missile program, President Hassan Rouhani ordered his defense minister to expand Iran’s missile program, Reuters reported Thursday. The agency said Rouhani wrote in a letter to Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan, “As the U.S. government is clearly still pursuing its hostile policies and illegal meddling... the armed forces need to quickly and significantly increase their missile capability.”