Russia successfully tests hypersonic missile on Putin’s birthday

Vladimir Putin has pledged to beef up Russia’s military presence in the Arctic. (AFP)
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Updated 07 October 2020

Russia successfully tests hypersonic missile on Putin’s birthday

  • Vladimir Putin has pledged to beef up Russia’s military presence in the Arctic

MOSCOW: Russia successfully test launched a Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile in the Barents Sea on Tuesday, a senior Russian commander told Vladimir Putin on the Russian leader’s 68th birthday.
Speaking to Putin by video conference, Valery Gerasimov, chief of the army’s general staff, said the test strike had been carried out from the Admiral Gorshkov vessel which was located in the White Sea.
Putin has pledged to beef up Russia’s military presence in the Arctic.


UK concerned over Iran situation, awaiting full facts on scientist killing

Updated 7 min 16 sec ago

UK concerned over Iran situation, awaiting full facts on scientist killing

LONDON: British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday he was concerned about the situation in Iran and wider region after the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.
“We are concerned about the situation in Iran and the wider region we do want to see de-escalation of tensions,” Raab told Sky News, after Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday.
“We’re still waiting to see the full facts to address the full facts of what’s happened in Iran but I would say that we stick to the rule of international humanitarian law which is very clear against targeting civilians.”