Iran

Iran Tests Skyguard Missile System to Hit Hostile Drones in Drills

Iran has developed its air defences to the point where military strategists would think twice before launching an air campaign against it. If they haven’t already

Iran’s New ‘Suicidal’ Bomb

Iran’s New ‘Suicidal’ Bomb

Gilad Atzmon is confused about the labelling of Iran’s new drone. Aren’t the IDF’s guided missiles targeting Palestinian family homes also suicidal bombs?

Iran Untroubled by “Satan’s Little Helper”

As its armed forces embark on massive drills, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy says Iran isn’t threatened by the “lesser Satan”

Iran Agitated With U2 Stealth Aircrafts, Schedules War Games From Dec 25-31

Noting an increase in surveillance flights near the country’s borders, senior Iranian commanders have warned “trans-regional states” to steer clear as weapons, radars and missile systems are deployed for war games Dec 25-31

Obama: Israel knows Iran’s nuclear program halted

Despite Netanyahu’s criticism, President Obama says Israel is well aware that Tehran has suspended work on its nuclear program while talks have been ongoing

Iran Prods Russia To Send In S-300 Surface-To-Air Missile Despite US Sanctions

Seven years after the sale was agreed and fours years after the deal was cancelled, due to U.S. pressure, Iran is adamant that Russia fulfil its part of the weapons deal

Stakes are high as US plays the oil card against Iran and Russia

The cost of oil has collapsed, largely due to Saudi-U.S. efforts to undermine the economies of Iran and Russia. Ultimately however, this could result in colateral damage to Western economies too.

Iran honoring nuclear deal with Western powers, IAEA report shows

Despite objections from Britain and France that Iran had not shown sufficient “flexibility” in negotiations, UN agency report says Tehran appears to be keeping its word

UK planning Bahrain base with eyes on Iran

Ignoring Bahrain’s human rights record, Britain aims to establish a major permanent naval base in the Persian Gulf

Iran unveils monument to Jewish soldiers killed in war with Iraq

The vice speaker of Iran’s parliament, who attended the ceremony, thanked Iran’s Jewish community for their support and for speaking out against the “violent and inhumane” Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel’s Arrow 3 missile shield fails interception test – sources

A critical failure given that the Arrow 3 is meant to be a key component in intercepting incoming missiles from Iran

What is it about Iran that scares the US?: On Tehran’s military capabilities

A large global energy corporation received Russian intelligence reports in 2006. They confirmed that the US and Israel were preparing to launch extensive air strikes on Iran in a matter of months. What postponed them?

Iran: U.S. Military Option Is Off the Table

Although Iran has made considerable headway with its military technology these are with conventional weapons. The U.S. still holds a trump card. Not is it impossible that the US to use its nukes. One false flag could change that

Report: Iranian hackers launched massive cyber attack on Adelson’s casino

Previously the billionaire casino owner had suggested that the U.S. drop a nuclear bomb on Iran

Iran president blasts military for excessive power, corruption

In a rare criticism, President Rouhani has warned about Iran’s Revolutionary Guards intelligence wing becoming too powerful

U-2 reconnaissance plane. Click to enlarge

US Spy Plane Warned Away from Iranian Air Space

More evidence of Iran’s growing air defence capability

Bahrain base ‘a clear commitment’

Britain to open new base in Bahrain, the first new military base east of Suez in more than half-a-century

Satellite imagery from Sept 2014 shows construction activity at Iran's Bandar Abbas naval base. Click to enlarge

Iran’s Moudge Class Assembly at Bander Abbas

Satellite imagery reveals how Iran’s naval expansion continues apace

F-4s in a military fly past over Tehran. Iranian F-4s are thought to have taken part in air strikes on militants in Iraq. Click to enlarge

U.S. walks fine, awkward line when addressing Iranian airstrikes in Iraq

US diplomats may walk a fine line, but this Washington Post reports carefully omits to mention Iranian allegations of covert US backing for ISIS

Iran has flown missions against ISIS, Pentagon confirms

Although Tehran has rejected reports that it is “cooperating” with the U.S., Pentagon spokesman confirms that Iran has launched air strikes against militants in Iraq