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March 28, 2016 10:37 am

Iran Vows Pursuit of Missile Program Despite New US Sanctions

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Shahab 1 Missile: Photo: Hosein Velayati/ Wiki Commons.

Shahab 1 Missile: Photo: Hosein Velayati/ Wiki Commons.

Iran will pursue its development of ballistic missiles despite the US blacklisting of more Iranian companies linked to the program, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said on Monday.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired several ballistic missiles this month, drawing condemnation from Western leaders who believe the tests violate a United Nations resolution.

The US Treasury Department blacklisted on Thursday two Iranian companies, cutting them off from international finance over their connection to the missile program.

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