Iran

Hezbollah Upgrades Missile Threat to Israel

Israeli officials say alarm bells sounded in late 2012 after a push by Iran to upgrade Hezbollah’s arsenal with advanced guided-missile systems

Iran’s military nuclear bid ‘will be stopped’: Israel

The day after an interim accord was agreed, Netanyahu warns that Iran’s nuclear program “will be stopped”. Although he didn’t say how

Russia warns Iran’s absence from Syria talks ‘unforgivable mistake’

Nonetheless UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has just withdrawn an offer he made inviting Iran to attend the talks

Iran sends warships to Atlantic

The voyage is the most recent in a series of naval tours that has seen Iran demonstrate its ability to project its power beyond its territorial waters

Hillary Clinton Discussed U.S. Approval of an Israeli Strike On Iran

Given that she may run for office again, it’s worth noting that former Secretary of State Clinton suggested that the U.S. should give “a tacit green light to the Israelis” for a strike on Iran

Man Arrested for Attempted Transfer of F-35 Data to Iran

Mozaffar Khazaee, who became a naturalised U.S. citizen in 1991, was arrested after he was caught trying to ship technical data on America’s latest and most advanced warplane to Iran

Iranian experts head to Russia, to look at replacement for S-300 missile system

The on-off deal with the “game-changer” weapons system may be back on. Only now Tehran may be able to obtain an even more formidable weapons system

Support for Iran sanctions bill nears filibuster-proof majority

Even as “very good” progress is reported on the implementation of a deal over Iran’s nuclear program, Congressional support grows for moves that could derail the agreement entirely

Iran, EU make progress in nuclear implementation talks

An EU spokesman said “very good” progress made on “all pertinent issues”

Iran and Russia move on oil-for-goods barter

If agreed the deal would lift Iran’s oil exports by as much as 50% and further sideline the U.S. dollar

Built inside a mountain, top secret IDF listening post at Mount Hermon. Click to enlarge

Israeli military lifts veil on its Iran listeners

Drafted into the IDF for national service, one in five Jewish immigrants from Iran go to intelligence units due to their native Farsi

Imminent Iran nuclear threat? A timeline of warnings since 1979.

Breathless predictions that the Islamic Republic will soon be at the brink of nuclear capability, or – worse – acquire an actual nuclear bomb, are not new.

Hezbollah moved advanced anti-ship missile systems into Lebanon, U.S. officials say

Hezbollah believed to have smuggled advanced anti-ship missiles into Lebanon, in pieces to avoid Israeli surveillance systems

Attack on Iran’s Beirut Embassy Masterminded by Saudi Prince Bandar

Head of Saudi Arabian intelligence, Prince Bandar bin Sultan linked to bombing of Iranian embassy in Beirut

Report: Iran Deal to be Implemented As of January 20

Experts from Iran and the P5+1 group have chosen January 20 to begin implementing the Geneva deal, reports Iranian media

Lebanon arrests Majid al-Majid, head of al-Qaida-linked group that claimed bombing at Iranian embassy

Lebanese authorities are currently interrogating the leader of the group that claimed responsibility for the bombing that left at least 23 dead

US: Deal to implement Iran nuclear deal near

Participants “expect to finalize the implementation plan soon”, says State Dept deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf

Iranian billionaire Zanjani arrested : Judiciary

Iranian billionaire Zanjani arrested : Judiciary

Lawmakers believe Zanjani has been reaping financial rewards from sanctions imposed against Iran

Report: Iran nuclear chief says new centrifuges are being kept offline

Confirming earlier reports that Iran had a new generation of higher capacity centrifuges ready to go into operation

Congress Must Not Cede Its War Power To Israel

A bipartisan bill is pending in Congress right now would virtually commit the U.S. to go to war against Iran if Israel attacks the Islamic Republic