Iran Increases Funding for Military, Ballistic Missile Program



Iran’s parliament voted Sunday to increase funding for the country’s military forces and ballistic missile program, the country’s latest response to the renewed pressure of sanctions leveled by U.S. President Donald Trump.

The parliament almost unanimously approved a bill outlining an allocation of around $609 million, half of which is to go to Iran’s ballistic-missile program, a focus of the recent U.S. sanctions.

Another $61…



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