Iran

Renowned classical pianist Daniel Barenboim

Rumours of Barenboim Iran visit piques Israel’s far-right

Israel’s Cultural Minister Miri Regev is trying to prevent, or at least penalize, a musical visit to Iran by renowned pianist Daniel Barenboim

Sukhoi Su-30

Russian and Iran Begin Talks on New Air Superiority Fighter Deal

Tentative talks reportedly taking place on the sidelines of the MAKS Air Show near Moscow

Iran to receive S-300 missile systems this year – defense minister

Iran will receive four S-300 missile systems with upgraded navigation systems and radars

Still of the wreckage of the drone shot down broadcast by Iranian TV Sunday. Click to enlarge

Iran says it shot down foreign spy drone

Iran has frequently claimed to have downed foreign reconnaissance drones. The fact that it has detected their intrusions is testimony to the effectiveness of its radar systems

Iran Unveils New Longer-Range Solid Fuel Missile

Iran Unveils New Longer-Range Solid Fuel Missile

The upgraded Fateh-313 has greater precision and a faster launch capability. Includes video

Barak: Netanyahu wanted to strike Iran in 2010 and 2011, but colleagues blocked him

Netanyahu had wanted to strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2010 and 2011 but was prevented by his army chief of staff

Iran, Russia to Imminently Finalize Delivery of S-300 Missile System

In addition to closing the S-300 deal, Iran has also reportedly been in negotiations with Russia to buy fighter jets

President Obama addresses a press conference on August 1, over the abduction of Israeli 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin by Hamas

Barack Obama will keep military options open if Iran nuclear deal is agreed

Obama assures critics of the nuclear deal with Tehran that the military option will remain open in dealing with Iran as he views “Israel’s security as sacrosanct”

Russia & Iran reach agreement on S-300 air defense systems delivery – deputy foreign minister

Although no actual delivery date was announced the system should be in Iran before the end of the year

Iranian DM: Air Force Equipped with Supersonic Saeqeh 2 Fighter Jets

Agreed in 2007 but delayed due to Western pressure and only now coming to fruition, the S-300 deal has been augmented with what Fars News reports is an “additional system”.

340 rabbis urge Congress to support Iran nuclear deal

In contrast to the bought and paid for U.S. Senators and Congressmen who have voiced their opposition to the deal

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)

House Democrat Calls For War Authorization Against Iran

This is one of the reasons why Iran plans to resume missile tests. It wants to be ready should U.S. belligerence turn to force of arms

Tehran to resume missile tests

Following a directive from the Ayatollah Khamennei Iran will resume its ballistic missile tests

"We should thank Obama for refreshing us by referring to his 'Options On The Table', including the military one; we just relax and laugh at such ridiculous words," Brig. General Mohammad Ali Asoudi told IRGC forces. Click to enlarge

Iranian military official: ‘We laugh’ when US threatens to attack

Washington’s threats against Iran have become a joke among military commanders, says Iranian general

I live in Iran. Here’s how sanctions have shaped my life

For many Iranians, the end of sanctions is nothing more than the end of another chapter in a colossal, uncertain novel, still in production.

Russian Warships Dock in Iran for War Training

Joint naval war games involving Russian and Iranian vessels taking place on the Caspian Sea

Israel expects US Congress to block Iran nuclear deal, top Likud figure says

The upcoming vote on the Iran deal will be an indication of whether Zionists still control U.S. politicians. Already though, powerful Israeli politicians are saying they’re convinced Congress will shoot down the agreement

Retired generals, admirals back Iran nuclear deal: ‘There is no better option’

A Jewish rabbi and a former naval chaplain who currently chairs the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces, also signed the open letter in support of the deal

Israeli Defense Minister: Iran Nuclear Deal ‘An Historic Mistake’

Defense Minister Yaalon makes more veiled threats but will Israel follow up on them? Does it indeed have the ability to follow through?

Cristian Florin Ivan and his family with their Iran vis Great an in Paris. Photograph: Ivan family/Facebook. Click to enlarge

The family behind the Iran is Great van: ‘what happened to us was serendipity’

A family who are traveling the world in van received a very different reception in London to the welcome they received in Tehran