Iran leader reaffirms need to boost defenses

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei addresses commanders and top officials of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps in Tehran on September 18, 2016. (Photo by

These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this edition of Press TV's Top 5:

  • Iran’s leader, in a meeting with IRGC commanders, calls for the reinforcement of the country’s defense capabilities.
  • Iran says the US stands in the way of Tehran’s purchasing passenger planes, calling on Washington to lift the restrictions.
  • The Syrian government says foreign-backed militants are blocking the UN aid trucks bound for the city of Aleppo.
  • India blames Pakistan for a deadly attack on a military base that killed 17 Indian troops. No reports of any reaction from Islamabad.
  • The International Organization for Migration raises alarm over the increasing number of refugee deaths in 2016.

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