Tag: Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu: Congress speech is not illegitimate because American public supports Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress about the Iranian nuclear threat is crucial because Congress is one of the only bodies that can actually stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, he said during an interview to a haredi radio station on Friday morning.   “I am writing the speech and it is important, […]

In holy city, Iran’s Rouhani seeks clergy’s backing for nuclear talks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited the holy city of Qom on Wednesday to appeal to its clergy, religious students and laypeople to back his efforts to strike a deal with major powers over the country’s disputed nuclear program.   Iran is in the middle of sensitive negotiations with the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France […]

Why Israel is fighting Obama’s Iran deal

Days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address to Congress, Israeli officials are citing a little-understood element of the Iran nuclear talks as their chief concern about a potential deal.   Concerns that a final deal restricting Iran’s nuclear program will “sunset” any agreement as early as 2025 have thrown a new jolt into […]

Report: Saudis might help Israel attack Iran in exchange for progress in peace process

In private talks with European sources, the Saudis have expressed their willingness to cooperate with Israel on Iran, including use of Saudi air space by the IDF for a possible air strike, according to a report by Channel 2.   Cooperation with Saudi Arabia would not come free, however. According to the report, the Saudi […]

Iranian cruise missiles blow up life-size replica of American aircraft carrier

Iran fired hundreds of missiles in a military drill on Wednesday, including two ballistic missiles which blew up an Iranian-built, life-size replica of a US aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian and Arab media outlets reported.   The model of the aircraft carrier was completely destroyed by the missiles, according to the reports. […]

Iran tests naval missiles as part of fresh war games in Persian Gulf

The Iranian military staged a large-scale exercise in the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday, official state media reported.   The war games, which were given the moniker “Great Prophet 9,” began with “maritime mine operations by speedboats” and “the firing of coast-to-sea missiles” in the Persian Gulf, according to Press TV.   Last month, senior […]

Israeli officials: The world is allowing Iran to keep enrichment centrifuges

Nine years after the UN Security Council passed a binding resolution calling on Iran to suspend uranium enrichment, the world powers – according to reports emerging from the nuclear talks in Geneva – are on the verge of allowing it to retain some 6,500 centrifuges.   “The trajectory is worrying,” one Israeli official said in […]

Israel rips U.S. deal with ‘messianic, apocalyptic’ Iran

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon made the comments as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, against the wishes of President Obama, prepares for a trip to Washington next week to explain in an address to both houses of Congress why he is against the negotiations.   As WND reported, the prime minister’s aides have claimed Israel was […]

Despite 2-hour meet, Kerry and Iran’s Zarif fail to find common ground

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif met for two hours in Geneva on Sunday in another round of nuclear talks to try to narrow gaps as they pressed against a March 31 deadline to reach a political agreement.   The meeting included for the first time US Secretary […]

Iran Responds to Liberman: We’ll Destroy Tel Aviv

A senior figure in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Mujtabi Du Al-Nour, threatened on Saturday that Iran will destroy Tel Aviv in ten minutes if Israel “makes a mistake” and strikes the Islamic regime’s nuclear facilities.   Al-Nour, who is a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a talk with journalists responded to Foreign […]