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.

Top Irianian commander says country has ‘secret weapons’

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

  A top Iranian military commander warned on Wednesday that the country possesses “secret weapons,” a day after Israel’s Foreign Minister said that the country is preparing for possible military involvement in any potential military escalation in the Persian Gulf, as tensions continue to rise between Iran and the United States. “Our deterrence and secret … Read More

Israel’s foreign minister warns Iran veering toward war after uranium ramp-up

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Israel’s foreign minister said Tuesday that Iran was sliding toward a war in which it would suffer heavy losses, and threatened that Israel could take unilateral action against the Islamic Republic if needed to keep it from getting nuclear weapons. The comments by Israel Katz came a day after Iran said it had breached an … Read More

Trump says Iran ‘playing with fire’ with uranium enrichment

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Iran announced on Monday it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, drawing a warning from US President Donald Trump that Tehran was “playing with fire.” Tehran’s announcement marked its first major step beyond the terms of the pact since the United States pulled out of it … Read More

Iran breaks through enriched uranium limit set in nuclear deal – state media

Monday, July 1, 2019

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported Monday that the country’s stockpile of 3.67 percent enriched uranium has now passed the 300-kilogram limit set by the 2015 nuclear deal. Citing what it said was an “informed source,” Fars reported that the stockpile was measured and found to have exceeded the agreed limit laid out in the … Read More

Netanyahu to Russian official: Israel will do anything it takes to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russia’s National Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev on Monday that Israel will do anything to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Patrushev met Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday as part of the security summit between US, Russia and Israel. “I’m certain that Russia understands what it means for us when … Read More

At Jerusalem summit, Bolton says Iran has ‘open door’ for negotiations

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

(June 25, 2019 / JNS) As a historic tripartite summit between top Israeli, American and Russian security officials got underway in Jerusalem on Tuesday, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton assured Iran that U.S. President Donald Trump is ready to enter negotiations. Despite a spike in tensions between the United States and Iran in recent … Read More

After drone downed, Trump says ‘Iran made a big mistake’; PM backs him

Friday, June 21, 2019

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump said Thursday that Tehran had made a “very big mistake” in shooting down a US spy drone near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. “They made a very big mistake,” Trump told reporters at the White House following the strike in the strait. “This country will not stand for it, … Read More

US Navy drone shot down by Iranian missile over Strait of Hormuz in ‘unprovoked attack,’ central command says

Thursday, June 20, 2019

U.S. military officials returned fire — verbally — hours after Iran blasted a Navy high-altitude drone out of the sky over the Strait of Hormuz, with U.S. Central Command leaders on Thursday slamming the “unprovoked” strike and Tehran’s subsequent “false” justifications for it. President Trump said on Twitter that Iran “made a very big mistake!” The downing of … Read More

Iran unveils new advanced missile defense system it says can destroy enemy jets

Monday, June 10, 2019

Iran unveiled a locally developed advanced missile defense system on Sunday that it says is capable of destroying fighter jets and enemy drones from as far as 120 kilometers (75 miles) away, state media reported. The weapons system referred to as the “Khordad 15” was displayed in a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Amir … Read More