Threats

Iran

Iran’s obsession with destroying Israel began in 1979 after the violent Islamic Revolution empowered radical fundamentalists committed to dominating the Middle East. Iran’s hatred of Israel and America has been the foundation of its foreign policy ever since. The State Department recognizes Iran as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. For decades the world sought to isolate Iran and curb its terrorist activities and nuclear weapons ambitions through economic sanctions. But while President Obama was in office, world leaders decided to lift those sanctions in exchange for promises that Iran would halt its nuclear development. Since the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) commonly known as the Iran Deal was signed and implemented, Iran’s aggression against Israel and America has increased. Enriched and emboldened by a fresh influx of over $100 billion to its government, Iran poses a greater danger to both Israel and America.

U.S. Turns Up Pressure on Iran With Sanctions on Transportation Firms

Thursday, December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that the United States plans to impose new sanctions on Iran’s largest shipping company and a major airline for what he said were their roles in transporting material for the country’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs. “Today’s designations put the world on notice: Those who engage … Read More

US envoy urges Germany: Don’t fund Iranian terrorism

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

ATHENS – The most high-level US ambassador in Europe, Richard Grenell, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that Germany’s government should join the United States and work to stop Iranian regime support for terrorism in response to a German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce event in Berlin. “The economy is strained because the Iranian regime is funneling … Read More

US suspects Iran behind rocket attacks on Iraqi bases hosting US forces

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

US officials suspect that Iran is behind a series of rocket attacks on Iraqi bases hosting American forces, after four rockets struck an Iraqi military base near the Baghdad International Airport on Monday. The US military believes that the attacks were carried out by Iranian-backed groups inside Iraq, according to a US official with direct … Read More

UK, France, Germany affirm Iran has developed nuclear-capable ballistic missiles

Friday, December 6, 2019

(December 5, 2019 / JNS) In a joint letter addressed to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres that was released by the world body on Wednesday, ambassadors from the United Kingdom, Germany and France reiterated that Iran has developed nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. The countries, all parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally the Joint Comprehensive Plan … Read More

State Department: An estimated 1,000 citizens killed in Iran protests

Friday, December 6, 2019

(December 5, 2019 / JNS) The latest mass Iranian protests have killed as many as 1,000 citizens, including at least 12 children, said U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook on Thursday. “This is the worst political crisis the regime has faced in its 40 years,” he told reporters at the U.S. State Department. “Look, … Read More

US warship seizes suspected Iran missile parts set for Yemen

Thursday, December 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A US Navy warship has seized a “significant cache” of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen, US officials said Wednesday, marking the first time that such sophisticated components have been taken en route to the war there. The seizure from a small boat by the US Navy and … Read More

Iran Is Secretly Moving Missiles Into Iraq, U.S. Officials Say

Thursday, December 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — Iran has used the continuing chaos in Iraq to build up a hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq, part of a widening effort to try to intimidate the Middle East and assert its power, according to American intelligence and military officials. The buildup comes as the United States has rebuilt its … Read More

Iranian general: Our missiles are aimed at 21 US bases in the region

Monday, December 2, 2019

An Iranian general has warned that Iran’s missile arsenals are aimed at 21 American military bases in the Middle East and the country is prepared for “the greatest war against the greatest enemy.” In a November 29 speech, at an event in the southern city of Bushehr commemorating 40 years since the establishment of the … Read More

Iran Warns Israel, U.S., Saudi Arabia: Cross Red Lines and We Will Destroy You

Monday, November 25, 2019

Iran will destroy the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia if they cross Tehran’s red lines, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards Hossein Salami said in a televised speech on Monday. “We have shown restraint … we have shown patience towards the hostile moves of America, the Zionist regime (Israel) and Saudi Arabia against … Read More