Iran

Iran Designs Sayyad 3 Missile for S-200 Air Defense System

The Sayyad 3 marks a critical upgrade in Iran’s air defence system. Includes video

Iran nuclear deal on track as country slashes highly- enriched uranium by 75% ahead of schedule UN watchdog has reveals

Iran has reduced the amount of bomb-making uranium in its stockpile as International community prepares to ease sanctions in response. International Atomic Energy Committee confirms Iran’s compliance with nuclear deal

Former Iran official describes alleged US sabotage of nuke program

Former head of Iran’s nuclear program details relentless U.S. attempts to thwart the country’s nuclear development

AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

The UN is expected to issue a report in the coming days confirming that Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon has been “greatly reduced”.

Russia to Buy 500,000 barrels per day from Iran – death of dollar

Eventually, if you sanction too many people, they’ll create their own economy…and then your sanctions are toothless and you’re screwed

Iran Claims New Success in Shadow War

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps claims to have dismantled a “foreign” backed terror-espionage group

The machines seized were reportedly Leifeld metalworking machines, similar to the one pictured above, which could have been used in the precision manufacture of high-tech missile components. Click to enlarge

Spain busts group accused of plans to send arms machinery to Iran

Spanish police arrest 4 men preparing to smuggle high-tech machinery to Iran, which could have been used to manufacture missile components

Commander: Enemies’ Policies Changed after Iran’s Air Defense Drills

This is more than mere boasting. There is good reason to believe that U.S. military planners have been forced to revise their option regarding Iran

Iran Must See Ramifications if Nuclear Talks Fail, Former Advisers Say

The Obama administration is being urged to up the pressure on Iran with an increased threat of military force if it fails to comply with U.S. demands

What About The Dollar: Russia, Iran Announce $20 Billion Oil-For-Goods Deal

What About The Dollar: Russia, Iran Announce $20 Billion Oil-For-Goods Deal

Does this deal spell the end of the line for the once mighty petrodollar?

Modify Iran’s Arak plant to reduce bomb threat, US experts say

In a new way to put pressure on Tehran, Western experts propose changes be made to the design of Iran’s Arak research reactor

Dempsey: Israel believes U.S. will strike Iran if necessary

Regarding the joint U.S.-Israeli approach to Tehran, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says: “Our clocks are more harmonized than they were two years ago”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks in Eilat on March 10, with the seized missile shipment behind him. Click to enlarge

‘Iran arms ship may have been bound for Sinai, not Gaza’

As doubts grow over the Israeli version of events U.S. officials have disclosed that the ship’s destination was not Palestine but Egypt

Analyst: Iran’s Carrier Replica Unlikely To Be Movie Prop

At a guess we’d say the Iranians are constructing a replica of U.S.S. Nimitz to train their missile crews and pilots

Iranians up to ‘no good’ with U.S. aircraft carrier mock-up

The U.S. response reveals the depth of mutual mistrust as reports surface that Iran is building a mock carrier, probably to train pilots and missile crews

Israel steps up warnings of military strike on Iran to return attention to its nuclear program

The lack of aggressive Western action over what it claims is Iran’s nuclear weapons program, prompts renewed threats from Israel

Iran is building a replica of a Nimitz class air craft carrier in a naval shipyard near Banda Abbas. Click to enlarge

A Ship Being Built in Iran Looks Awfully Familiar to the U.S.

Iran is building a replica of a U.S. nuclear aircraft. Is the “barge” like vessel being built for a propaganda stunt? Or will it be used as a target to train Iranian pilots and missile crews?

Russia warns West it may change its stance on Iran

Until now Russia has cooperated with the West in talks over Iran’s nuclear program. However, Russia’s deputy foreign minister has warned that could change in the wake of U.S. sanctions over Crimea

Israel can’t rely on ‘weak’ US to deal with Iran, Ya’alon warns

Israeli defence minister condemns U.S. for its perceived weakness in the face of Tehran’s defiance. Implying that Israel may yet launch a unilateral strike on Iran

Netanyahu orders IDF to prepare for possible strike on Iran during 2014

Despite ongoing talks with Iran over its nuclear program, Israel has allocated nearly $3 billion for preparations for a strike on Iran. Approximately the same amount as last year