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.

Iran’s Quds Force vows to oppose Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Palestinian Islamic Jihad is seeking to play a major role against US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century.” At the same time, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force has issued a message calling for resistance against the plan and praising the Palestinians for “standing alone” against it.Iranian media reported on a speech by … Read More

Iran’s Kahmeini vows ‘satanic’ US peace plan will not be realized

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday denounced as “satanic” a US plan for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and predicted that Muslim nations will undoubtedly prevent the proposal from being put into practice. US President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited peace plan at the White House on Tuesday. “To the dismay of US politicians, … Read More

Motion for Iran to quit nuclear proliferation treaty enters parliament

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

A motion for Iran to quit the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was introduced in parliament on Tuesday, the assembly’s news site ICANA reported, in a move that appears to raise the stakes in Tehran’s confrontation with the West. The report did not say when parliament might vote on the motion. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali … Read More

Rocket fire hits US Embassy compound in Iraq

Monday, January 27, 2020

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was struck by at least one rocket Sunday evening in the latest attack on American targets in Iraq, a senior U.S. official confirmed to Fox News. The official said all Pentagon officials are safe and accounted for. There were no reported deaths or injuries. “The security situation remains tense and Iranian-backed … Read More

Pompeo announces sanctions on firms accused of doing business with Iran

Friday, January 24, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday vowed to maintain pressure on Tehran and announced fresh sanctions against firms based in China, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates that conduct business with Iran. “Maximum pressure on the Iranian regime will continue until its behavior changes,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter. “Today we imposed sanctions … Read More

Coffins draped in US and Israeli flags seen at Tehran protest exhibition

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Iranians draped mock coffins with American and Israeli flags in a protest exhibition against the US killing of general Qassem Soleimani that was shared widely on social media on Wednesday. The protest display was organized in a Tehran courtyard where posters memorializing the Iranian general plastered the walls. Stacks of coffins were situated alongside cemetery … Read More

Rouhani says Iran enriching more uranium than before nuclear deal

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday the country is now enriching more uranium than it was before a 2015 deal with world powers that was supposed to scale back its nuclear activities, and in particular enrichment. “We are enriching more uranium than before the deal was reached,” Rouhani said in a televised speech according to … Read More