Iran

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

Iran no longer facing ‘drum of war’ — Zarif

Iran’s foreign minister says the Islamic Republic no longer faces the prospect of imminent armed conflict

Iranian Hawk anti aircraft missile. Click to enlarge

Iran’s Top Security Official: Military Attack No More among Enemies’ Options

While a conventional military strike looks increasingly unlikely, that doesn’t mean the U.S. and Israel don’t have any other options

Russia Pushing for Oil-for-Goods Deal With Iran

A deal which would effectively bypass Western sanctions and benefit both parties, is thought to be close

Maj Gen Gadi Eizenkot. Click to enlarge

Despite PM’s stalling, army finally gets new chief

Israel’s newly appointed military chief of staff is significant insofar as Maj. Gen Eizenkot had previously fiercely opposed plans to strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities

Gen Eizenkot (2nd from left) raises a toast with fellow commanders. Click to enlarge

Israel’s next army chief ‘would only strike Iran as last resort’

Although Prime Minister Netanyahu has vowed that Israel will “stand alone” against Iran, newly appointed army cheif says a military strike will only be a “last resort”

Cornered but unbound, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran

Absent substantial US assistance, a unilateral strike on Iran is unlikely. 10 or even 5 years ago it would have been feasible. Now Iran is too strong for Israel to take on alone

Iranian pilgrims. Click to enlarge

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Will Israel and the U.S. Republican Party allow Obama to come to terms with Iran?

Iranian warship fires Hoot torpedo

Iranian Navy Test-Fires New Home-Made Torpedo

Iran has announced the successful test firing of a new high-tech torpedo capable staggering speeds

US Navy deploys laser weapon to Persian Gulf for first-ever combat mission

Futuristic combat weapon now operational aboard U.S. Navy ship in the Persian Gulf. Includes video