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After drone downed, Trump says ‘Iran made a big mistake’; PM backs him

Friday, June 21, 2019

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump said Thursday that Tehran had made a “very big mistake” in shooting down a US spy drone near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. “They made a very big mistake,” Trump told reporters at the White House following the strike in the strait. “This country will not stand for it, … Read More

US Navy drone shot down by Iranian missile over Strait of Hormuz in ‘unprovoked attack,’ central command says

Thursday, June 20, 2019

U.S. military officials returned fire — verbally — hours after Iran blasted a Navy high-altitude drone out of the sky over the Strait of Hormuz, with U.S. Central Command leaders on Thursday slamming the “unprovoked” strike and Tehran’s subsequent “false” justifications for it. President Trump said on Twitter that Iran “made a very big mistake!” The downing of … Read More

Iran unveils new advanced missile defense system it says can destroy enemy jets

Monday, June 10, 2019

Iran unveiled a locally developed advanced missile defense system on Sunday that it says is capable of destroying fighter jets and enemy drones from as far as 120 kilometers (75 miles) away, state media reported. The weapons system referred to as the “Khordad 15” was displayed in a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Amir … Read More

US national security adviser: Iran seeking nuclear arms

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Wednesday there was “no reason” for Iran to back out of its nuclear deal with world powers other than to seek atomic weapons, a year after the US president unilaterally withdrew America from the accord. Speaking in Abu Dhabi, the Emirati capital, John Bolton said that without … Read More

Iran Has Been at War for 40 Years

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The U.S. plans to send 1,500 troops and other military assets to the Middle East to counter the Iranian threat. Those who worry about the possibility of war ignore that Iran is already at war and has been for almost 40 years. Its recent sabotage of commercial vessels in the United Arab Emirates and pipelines … Read More

Former Israeli security adviser: Iran wants ‘to annihilate’ Israel, Hamas doesn’t want a ‘solution’

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

(May 21, 2019 / JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s former national security advisor talked about regional challenges facing Israel’s security at an event in New York City last week organized by Friends of European Leadership Network (ELNET). Brig. Gen. Jacob Nagel, a current visiting professor at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, discussed … Read More

Iran quadruples low-enriched uranium production

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Semi-official news agencies in Iran reported on Monday that the country has quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium amid tensions with the US over an unraveling atomic accord. The Fars and Tasnim news agencies both reported that the production is of uranium enriched only to the 3.67 percent limit set by the 2015 nuclear deal … Read More

U.S. State Department: Iran’s IRGC has set up a training base in Lebanon

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The US State Department has released a video alleging that Iran has established a military training base in Lebanon in close proximity to Rayak Air Force base near the border with Syria. The video, released in an Arabic language tweet on Tuesday, said that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force training facility near Beit … Read More

Saudi Arabia oil infrastructure hit by drones; Iran-backed rebels claim attack

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Saudi Arabia said drones attacked one of its oil pipelines as other assaults targeted energy infrastructure elsewhere in the kingdom on Tuesday, shortly after Yemen’s rebels claimed a coordinated drone attack on the Sunni power. The assaults marked the latest incidents challenging Mideast security after the alleged sabotage of oil tankers off the coast of … Read More