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. says Iran missile program destabilizing Middle East

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

GENEVA, March 19 – A senior US arms control official said on Tuesday that Iran’s missile program is destabilizing the Middle East and raising the risk of a “regional arms race” through the provision of such weapons to armed groups in Lebanon and Yemen. US President Donald Trump said when he quit a landmark 2015 … Read More

Rouhani urges Iranians to ‘put all your curses on Zionists, US’

Monday, March 18, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s president urged Iranians Monday to put a curse on the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia — blaming the US and its allies for his country’s ailing economy. Monday’s televised remarks by Hassan Rouhani were meant to deflect criticism of his administration’s performance amid a spiraling economy after the Trump administration … Read More

50 Iranian drones conduct massive ‘way to Jerusalem’ exercise – report

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Iran’s Defense Ministry announced on Thursday that it had launched a massive drone exercise involving 50 drones that are based on a model of a US Sentinel drone the Iranians captured in 2011. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said it was the strongest exercise of its kind to date. Named “Beit al-Maqdis,” a reference to … Read More

Intel firm: Satellite images back report of new Iranian missile plant in Syria

Thursday, March 14, 2019

New satellite images give credence to reports that a new factory in Syria’s northwest is a facility for the production of surface-to-surface (SSM) missiles, an Israeli intelligence-gathering firm said Wednesday. ImageSat International (ISI) on Wednesday said satellite photos of the compound supported the report. “The construction patterns, the compound’s location and the signs of activity … Read More

Shi’ite militia leader in Iraq threatens U.S., slams ‘Zionist regime’

Monday, March 11, 2019

Two Shi’ite militia leaders spoke out over the weekend, with one threatening the US, and the other demanding American troops leave Iraq. Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba spokesman Hashim al-Mousawi slammed the US and Israel after the US last week designated the group as a terrorist threat. Iraqi Transportation Minister Hadi al-Amiri said he was looking forward … Read More

40 years of Iranian threats against Israel and few pay any attention

Monday, March 11, 2019

Last month a conference in Warsaw brought together high ranking officials from 60 countries, called to discuss the current chaos in the Middle East, and to zero in on the threat posed to the region by the regime in Tehran. This year, as Iran observes the 40th year of its revolution, its geostrategic objectives remain unchanged. … Read More

Iran’s Militias in Iraq Threaten Israel

Friday, March 8, 2019

Following the defeat of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Tehran began organizing and arming Iraqi Shiite militias to fight the U.S. and its allies and to undermine the newly emergent government. These forces went on to play a key role in the fight against Islamic State (IS) and, to a lesser extent, against rebel forces in … Read More

Israel’s navy could act against Iranian oil smuggling: Netanyahu

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Israel’s navy could take action against Iranian oil smuggling, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, urging world powers to foil any effort by Tehran to evade U.S. sanctions. The Israeli leader told naval officers that Iran was still resorting to clandestine measures to ship fuel that it first used prior to a 2015 nuclear … Read More

Iranian hackers accused of causing hundreds of millions in damages worldwide

Thursday, March 7, 2019

WASHINGTON — Iranian hackers working to penetrate systems, businesses and governments around the world have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, a report said Wednesday. Researchers for tech giant Microsoft said the attackers stole secrets and wiped data from computer networks after targeting thousands of people at some 200 companies over the past … Read More

Iran’s Covert Scheme to Upgrade Hezbollah’s Rocket Arsenal Revealed

Friday, March 1, 2019

Iran is smuggling upgrades for Hezbollah’s rocket arsenal through Syria in suitcases, two recent reports based on Israeli intelligence reveal. According to these reports, the upgrades, which are based on satellite navigation systems (GPS), are meant to improve the rockets’ accuracy. The kits are no bigger than a carry-on suitcase and can thus easily be … Read More