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Alleged Iranian base near Syria border caught on camera

Friday, November 17, 2017

Israeli satellite photos published Thursday appear to strengthen a BBC report a week ago that Iran is building a permanent military base in Syria, just 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Israel’s northern border. The ImageSat International pictures, published by Hadashot (formerly Channel 2) news, show that renovations and alterations were recently undertaken at the site … Read More

Iran building a permanent military base in Syria — report

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Iran is building a permanent military base in Syria just south of Damascus, the BBC reported Friday, citing a Western intelligence official. The British broadcaster commissioned a series of satellite pictures that indicate widespread construction at the site. Israel has long warned that Iran is trying to establish a presence in Syria as part of … Read More

Netanyahu: ‘Iran is devouring one nation after another’

Friday, November 3, 2017

  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that the threat posed by Iran to its Middle Eastern neighbors was driving them into hitherto unthinkable alliances with the Jewish state. “Iran is devouring one nation after the other,” Netanyahu said at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs think-tank in London. “It is doing so … Read More

Supreme Leader Khamenei says U.S. is Iran’s ‘number one enemy’

Friday, November 3, 2017

ANKARA (Reuters) – The United States is Iran’s “number one enemy” and Tehran will never succumb to Washington’s pressure over a multinational nuclear deal, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech on Thursday. U.S. President Donald Trump broke ranks with other major powers last month by refusing to formally certify Iran’s … Read More

Talking Points

Monday, October 16, 2017

We Applaud President Trump for not Recertifying the Iran Deal Today was a good day for all of us who opposed the dangerous deal with Iran. President Trump announced that he would not recertify the Iran nuclear accord.  He also noted that if Congress does not act to fix the serious flawed in this agreement, he … Read More

Trump announces he will not recertify Iran nuclear accord

Monday, October 16, 2017

US President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would not recertify the Iranian nuclear deal, while not withdrawing from the pact, and outlined a new, tougher approach toward Tehran. Trump said he was launching a tougher strategy to check Iran’s “fanatical regime” and warned that 2015’s landmark international nuclear deal could be terminated at any … Read More

Treasury Designates the IRGC under Terrorism Authority and Targets IRGC and Military Supporters under Counter-Proliferation Authority

Monday, October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) pursuant to the global terrorism Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 and consistent with the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.  OFAC designated the IRGC today for its activities in support of the IRGC-Qods Force … Read More

Iran says missile program ‘non-negotiable,’ denies report it’s open to talks

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Iran said Friday that its ballistic missile program was “not negotiable,” denying a report that suggested it was open to talks on its controversial arsenal, which has earned sharp rebukes from the US and accusations that it was violating the spirit of the 2015 nuclear deal “Iran has in all bilateral diplomatic meetings … emphasized … Read More

Trump meets military leaders on Iran, says announcement coming ‘shortly’

Thursday, October 5, 2017

US President Donald Trump on Thursday insisted Iran has not acted in keeping with a deal to curb its nuclear program, days before he must decide on the future of the accord. “You will be hearing about Iran very shortly,” said Trump as he met military leaders to discuss the issue. “They have not lived … Read More

Iran deal ‘not much of an agreement’ after missile test, Trump says

Saturday, September 23, 2017

US President Donald Trump said Iran’s test-firing of a ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel called into question the landmark nuclear agreement with Tehran Saturday, and accused the Islamic Republic of working with North Korea on its weapons program. The comments came after Iran said it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile, in defiance … Read More