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.

Mohammad Javad Zarif: Iran’s foreign minister submits resignation

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said he is stepping down, in a surprise announcement posted to his Instagram account. He apologised for “shortcomings” during his time in government. Mr Zarif played a prominent role in negotiating the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and major international powers. But the future of the deal … Read More

Former Israeli minister sentenced for funneling ‘top secret information’ to ‘enemy’ Iranian agents

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

An ex-Israeli government official convicted for funneling a range of “top secret information” to Iranian agents “with the intent of harming national security” was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in prison, prosecutors say. The punishment handed down to Gonen Segev, a former infrastructure and energy minister, comes after he was tracked down in the African … Read More

Report: Iran tried to infiltrate Israel’s rocket alert system

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Israeli military detected and blocked an attempt by Iran to infiltrate its missile warning system in 2017, preventing a potentially life-threatening situation in which Israeli citizens could no longer rely on the sirens that alert them to an incoming attack, a senior cyber defense official told the Bloomberg news outlet on Monday. The Iranian … Read More

Iran navy conducts “massive drill” in Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman

Friday, February 22, 2019

Iran has sent much of its navy to take part in a three-day drill across two million square kilometers of sea between the Straits of Hormuz and the Indian Ocean. Iranian media boasted that this was a major illustration of Tehran’s sea power. Missiles will be launched, reconnaissance drones, and submarines will take part, along … Read More

Danon to UNSC: Act against Iran’s nuclear threat

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon sent a letter to the members of the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, calling upon them to act against Iran’s nuclear threat. In his letter, Danon mentioned that Iran’s failed attempt to launch a satellite to space at the beginning of February was carried by a rocket … Read More

German president lauds Iran on revolution that seeks Israel’s destruction

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The president of Germany Frank Walter-Steinmeier sent a congratulatory telegram to Iran’s mullah regime in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in the name of federal republic’s citizens. Germany’s largest paper Bild reported on Wednesday “On the 40th anniversary of that day, friendly greetings from Berlin arrived in Tehran by telegram: the … Read More

Iran will not rule out possibility of military conflict with Israel

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

BERLIN (Reuters) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif accused Israel of engaging in “adventurism” with its bombing campaigns in Syria and said he could not rule out the possibility of a military conflict between the countries. Zarif told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper that Iran was in Syria at the invitation of the Syrian government, … Read More

Hackers target U.S. government and companies, after withdrawal from nuclear deal

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Iranian and Chinese hackers targeted businesses and government agencies in the United States following President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and his trade conflicts with China, The New York Times reported on Monday. Iran’s cyber influence campaign against the US “is not merely a reaction to US moves (real and imagined), but … Read More

Top US admiral in Middle East warns of growing Iranian threat

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Iran is in possession of improved and dangerous weapons systems that give Tehran the ability to threaten some of the world’s most important waterways, according to the top American admiral in the Middle East. “They have a growing capability in cruise missiles, they have a growing capability in ballistic missiles, they have a growing capability … Read More

Iran could get nuclear weapon within two years, intel assessments find

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Iran is capable of producing a nuclear weapon within two years if it steps up work on its nuclear program and violates the 2015 deal with the West, according to a recent Israeli intelligence assessment. Israel considers Iran’s nuclear program as the nation’s No. 1 concern, and, according to the assessment, if the Islamic Republic … Read More