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Iran's Military Plays Catch Up

Feb 19, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
The Iranian military has been severely handicapped by aging equipment and decades of sanctions. Now that the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program has been signed, Tehran can import foreign weapons.
Iran's F-4 Phantom fighter jets are indicative of its antiquated military technology. The Iranian military has been severely handicapped by aging equipment and decades of sanctions. Now that the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program has been signed, Tehran can import foreign weapons. With them, it's hoping to match its military rivals.
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The Iranian military has been severely handicapped by aging equipment and decades of sanctions. Now that the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program has been signed, Tehran can import foreign weapons. With them, it's hoping to match its military rivals....

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