Iran

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

Iran May Give its Latest Drone to the U.S. as a Gift

Iran says that if sanctions are lifted it may give its latest drone, based on a reverse engineered version of the U.S. RQ-170, to the U.S. as a “gift”

Still from a video of the Iranian drone in flight. Click to enlarge

Pentagon claims Iran’s copy of captured US Sentinel drone ‘inferior’ to original

How would the Pentagon know unless U.S. scientists had examined the Iranian replica drone? Or is this just sour grapes?

UFO Caught On Camera ZOOMING Under Plane In Iran

Is that a UFO? Or an Iranian stealth drone in flight? We present two videos for comparison and leave readers to decide.

RQ-170 Drone seized by Iran in 2011.

Iran Shows Flight of US Drone Replica

Includes impressive footage of Iran’s latest drone in flight. A reverse engineered version of one of America’s most advanced UAV

Iran Unveils New Long-Range Radar

Iran unveiled another part of its increasingly sophisticated air defences Tuesday.

Russia, Iran sign nuclear construction deal for 8 units

Growing bilateral ties between Russia and Tehran will be a factor for the U.S./Israel to consider if, and that’s an increasingly big IF, they decide to strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities

Five nuclear engineers, one of them Iranian, killed in Syria: monitor

No one has claimed responsibility but there is good reason to suspect that Mossad was involved

Iran Touts Successful Test of US Drone Replica

Iran said Monday that it has successfully completed a test flight of its own version of a sophisticated U.S. it had seized in 2011

Netanyahu: Israel won’t accept deal that leaves Iran a nuclear threshold state

Which begs the question: what will Israel do if, and that’s a very big IF, an agreement is reached?

Report: Iran building ‘new Hezbollah’ in Syria

Iran is reportedly working to unite Shiite militias fighting in Syria into one force that could serve as a “parallel army” to that of Bashar al-Assad’s regime,