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 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

Iran unveils missile that can reach Israel, carry multiple warheads

Saturday, September 23, 2017

TEHRAN (AFP) — President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Friday that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities despite criticism from the United States and also France. His comments came as Iran displayed a new missile at a military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. “Whether … Read More

At sites of bombings, PM vows Israel will relentlessly confront Iranian terror

Thursday, September 21, 2017

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday attended memorials marking massive bombing attacks on the Israeli Embassy and a Jewish community center here, accusing Iran of continuing to export terror and asserting that Israel will continue to fight Iranian aggression. “Israel has been and will continue to be a spearhead in the … Read More

US says doubts over Iran deal remain after meeting nuke watchdog

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The United States still has doubts and concerns over the nuclear deal with Iran, the US ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday, after a meeting with atomic officials intended to allay American anxieties about the landmark accord. Nikki Haley also said the US is determined to ensure the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency has … Read More

Netanyahu to Putin: Israel will act if needed against Iran in Syria

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israel was willing to act to prevent a continued Iranian military presence in Syria, during a three-hour meeting between the two leaders in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. “Most of the discussion dealt with Iran’s attempt to establish a foothold … Read More

Iran warns it can make weapons-grade material in days if nuke deal scotched

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s atomic chief warned Tuesday the Islamic Republic needs only five days to ramp up its uranium enrichment to 20 percent, a level at which the material could be used for a nuclear weapon. The comments by Ali Akbar Salehi to Iranian state television come as US President Donald Trump repeatedly … Read More

Iran Reportedly Building Long-Range Missile Facility in Syria

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Iran is reportedly building a facility in northwestern Syria to manufacture long-range Scud missiles, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Tuesday. According to the report, security experts who analyzed photos of the site say the construction indicates that explosives would be stored there. These analysts also compared the facility in Syria to a rocket factory near … Read More

Nikki Haley: Iran can’t use nuclear deal to hold world hostage

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

UNITED NATIONS — US Ambassador Nikki Haley says Iran should not be allowed “to use the nuclear deal to hold the world hostage.” Haley commented Tuesday after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with the US and five other world powers could fall apart. Rouhani said Tehran could quickly ramp … Read More

Mossad chief warns Iran taking over territory relinquished by ISIS

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Iran is moving in to fill vacuums in regions in the Middle East created by the retreat of Islamic State, Mossad head Yossi Cohen told the cabinet on Sunday at the weekly cabinet meeting. The Mossad head warned that Iran’s expansion in the region through its proxies in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen is currently … Read More

In Warning to Security Council, American UN Envoy Nikki Haley Highlights Ballistic Missile Danger, Growing Iranian Support for Terror

Monday, August 14, 2017

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, wrote on Wednesday to both the Security Council and the global intergovernmental organization’s secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, with a stark warning about Iran’s growing support for terrorist organizations, such as Hezbollah in Lebanon. “As long as we allow the Iranian regime to violate this Council’s prohibitions with impunity, it … Read More