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.

Netanyahu reveals new Iranian ‘nuclear-weapon development’ site

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

(September 9, 2019 / JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed on Monday what he called a “nuclear-weapon development” site in the southwestern Iranian city of Abadan. “It’s incredible. Every time we reveal, they try to cover up their tracks,” he said in an address to the nation about the previously unknown site, which Iran … Read More

Iran uses advanced centrifuges, threatens higher enrichment

Monday, September 9, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Saturday said it now uses arrays of advanced centrifuges prohibited by its 2015 nuclear deal and can enrich uranium “much more beyond” current levels to weapons-grade material, taking a third step away from the accord while warning Europe has little time to offer it new terms. While insisting Iran doesn’t … Read More

Iran’s Rouhani orders abandonment of all nuclear R&D commitments

Thursday, September 5, 2019

US Treasury Department slaps more sanctions on Tehran, blacklisting a shipping network of 16 entities Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday ordered all limits on nuclear research and development to be lifted, the country’s third step in scaling down its commitments to a 2015 deal with world powers. His announcement came shortly after the US … Read More

Iran building new classified military base in Syria: intelligence sources

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Iran has established a new military base in Syria and has plans to house thousands of troops at the location, according to multiple Western intelligence sources. The classified Iranian project, called the Imam Ali compound, was approved by top leadership in Tehran and is being completed by the Iranian al-Quds Forces. Using a civilian … Read More

Iran praises Hezbollah missile attack on IDF targets

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

A senior Iranian security official praised Hezbollah’s firing of anti-tank missiles from Lebanon at Israeli territory on Sunday, as the deputy leader of the Iran-backed terror group said the attack changed the rules of the game. Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said the attack demonstrated the willingness of Tehran and its … Read More

Report: US cyberattack hurt Iranian capability to target oil tankers in Persian Gulf

Thursday, August 29, 2019

A cyber attack by the United States against Iranian computer systems on June 20 “wiped out a critical database used by Iran’s paramilitary arm to plot attacks against oil tankers and degraded Tehran’s ability to covertly target shipping traffic in the Persian Gulf, at least temporarily,” reported The New York Times on Wednesday, citing senior … Read More

Israel to UN: Recognize Syrian responsibility for Iranian activity on its soil

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Wednesday submitted a written complaint to the UN Security Council against Iran’s ongoing activities on Syrian soil for the purpose of perpetrating terrorist attacks against Israel. The complaint comes on the heels of Iran’s recent attempt to carry out a drone strike from southwestern Syria, spearheaded … Read More

Israel’s campaign to disrupt the Iranian war machine in Syria continues

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Israeli airstrikes that rocked the Syrian village of Aqrabah, southeast of Damascus, on Saturday night are the latest phase in an ongoing shadow war against Iran that has been described by the Israeli defense establishment as an “active defense campaign.” The strikes destroyed an Iranian cell active in Syria commanded by Quds Force chief … Read More

IDF: Foiled drone strike planned and funded by Iran from luxury villa near Damascus

Monday, August 26, 2019

The IDF attack targeted Shi’ite militiamen that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Quds force brought into Syria, funded and trained. In recent weeks, the drone equipment also arrived at Damascus International Airport alongside Iranian experts, who, together with local Shiite activists, gathered at the fenced complex in the village of Aqraba, south of the Syrian capital. … Read More

Israel thwarts Iranian ‘killer drone’ attack

Monday, August 26, 2019

Israel said Sunday it thwarted a major attack by Iranian “killer drones” operating from an air base in Syria, and officials warned Tehran that its forces are not safe anywhere in the region. “In a major operational effort, we have thwarted an attack against Israel by the Iranian Quds Force & Shi’ite militias. I reiterate: … Read More