Tag Archive for Iran Nuclear Program

UAE intercepts sophisticated Israeli electronics sold to Turkey, rerouted to Iran

In contravention of UN Security Council resolution 2231, Turkey, who purchased advanced electronic capacitors made by a Jerusalem-based company, is said to have sold them to Iran for use in its nuclear program.
– Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suspected of circumventing UNSC Resolution 2231
– Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigates Michael Flynn, Erdoğan connection.

By Itamar Eichner

 

The United Nations (UN) has opened an investigation into Turkey allegedly selling electronic equipment to Iran included in a list of items banned for export to the Islamic republic, thereby violating a Security Council resolution on the matter.

The UN also contacted Israel seeking it open its own inquiry into the matter, after it was discovered the equipment sold by Turkey to Iran was manufactured by a Jerusalem-based Israeli company, considered a major manufacturer of electronic capacitors. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Iran procurement activities include nuclear warhead components for ballistic missile

German security official: “Despite the nuclear agreement [lead by Obama in July 2015], Iran has not given up its illegal activities in Germany,” by pursuing to acquire banned components to construct nuclear warheads for their ongoing ballistic missile program.

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

German security officials have accused the Iranian regime of pursuing its goal to build missiles armed with nuclear warheads, the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegelreported.

“Despite the nuclear agreement [reached with world powers in July 2015], Iran has not given up its illegal activities in Germany. The mullah regime also made efforts this year to obtain material from [German] firms for its nuclear program and the construction of missiles, said security sources,” Der Tagesspiegel wrote on Friday. Continue Reading »

Germany: Iran still trying to acquire illicit materials for nuclear program

 

A year after Iran signed a deal with Obama’s administration promising to curtail its nuclear program, Germany’s domestic intel agency warns of Iran’s continued efforts to violate agreement and acquire forbidden materials.

By Polina Garaev

 

Iran is still making extensive attempts to acquire materials to further its nuclear program, a year after signing a deal promising its curtailment, Germany’s domestic intelligence agency warned last week.

A building housing the reactor at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in the Iranian port town of Bushehr – Photo: AFP

The German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) says it has detected extensive Iranian attempts to acquire illicit materials in Germany, “especially goods that can be used in the field of nuclear technology,” noted the agency in its recently released annual report. Continue Reading »

IAEA report: Israel was right – Iran tried to build a nuke

 

Report presented yesterday to the IAEA proved what Israel had been saying all along: Iran had been working in a very organized manner on developing a nuclear explosive device.

By Raphael Poch

 

On Monday, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors in Vienna received a report from the IAEA Director General bringing evidence that Iran had indeed been working towards building a nuclear explosive device up until 2009.

Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA Reza Najafi – Reuters

“This was one of the most important days in the nuclear Iran affair, and the IAEA board of governors did nothing” said a distraught Dr. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Cabinet Informed That World Leaders Yielding to Iran’s Intransigence

PM Netanyahu denounced repeated concessions stemming from Iran’s stubbornness while Minister Steinitz told cabinet, inspection system is flawed, allowing Iran the time to cover up any of many possible illegal activities.

By Reuters

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused world powers on Sunday of stepping up concessions to Iran to enable a deal by June 30 on curbing its nuclear program even as Tehran balks at demands for heightened UN inspections.

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani (Photo: AP)President of Iran Hassan Rouhani – Photo: AP

Netanyahu has argued that the agreement in the works would not deny Iran, which says its nuclear projects are peaceful, the means of making a bomb, while granting it sanctions relief that could help bankroll its guerrilla allies in the region. Continue Reading »

Obama Purposely Hid From UN North Korea Violations of Rocket Component Transfer to Iran

US intel officials reveal how North Korea provided shipments of advanced nuclear missile components to Iran, in direct violation of UN sanctions – and the White House deliberately kept the violations from the UN.

By Ari Yashar

 

US intelligence officials revealed that during the ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations, North Korea has provided several shipments of advanced missile components to the Islamic regime in violation of UN sanctions – and the US hid the violations from the UN.

A North Korean rocket in a military parade – File Photo

US intelligence officials revealed that during the ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations, North Korea has provided several shipments of advanced missile components to the Islamic regime in violation of UN sanctions – and the US hid the violations from the UN.

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Senate Video: Obama Founders to Senate Bill Based on Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

Israel’s Intelligence Minister Steinitz, “This achievement is an achievement for Israel’s diplomacy, which was brought about by the Prime Minister’s speech in Congress in early March.”

By Gil Ronen

 

Israel is pleased with the compromise reached Tuesday between Congress and the White House regarding congressional review of the deal that is being worked out with Iran regarding its nuclear weapons program, said Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz Wednesday.

According to Israel Hayom, Steinitz sees Israeli diplomacy as being responsible for Obama’s “folding” in the face of congressional pressure on the matter.

“We are certainly pleased this morning,” said the minister, who is one of the people closest to Netanyahu. Continue Reading »

Watch: Netanyahu speaks to ABC and Sen. Feinstein saying ‘Bibi Should Contain Himself’

WATCH: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (Dem Calif.) says on CNN: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ‘is agreeable,’ and warns that Netanyahu’s criticism ‘can backfire on him.’

By Gil Ronen

 

California Senator Dianne Feinstein, speaking on CNN, warned Sunday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s outspoken criticism of the Iran nuclear deal could “backfire on him.”

Senator Dianne Feinstein – Reuters

Feinstein, who is the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the framework deal struck with Iran is “a better agreement, candidly, than I thought it was ever going to be. I think that it can be a very serviceable, practical agreement, and it can signal a new day.”

“I don’t think it’s helpful for Israel to come out and oppose this one opportunity to change a major dynamic — which is a downhill dynamic — in this part of the world,” she said. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Intelligence Minister: We Will Attack Iran, If We Have No Choice

After Iranian General said, “Israel’s destruction is non-negotiable”, Israel’s Intelligence Minister Steinitz responded Thursday that if all else fails, military action against Iran remains a viable option.

By Cynthia Blank

 

As Iran and the P5+1 world powers struggle to eke out a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program in Switzerland, Israel says it will do everything possible to prevent a nuclear Iran.

Speaking on public radio Thursday, Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) said that all options were on the table in the face of the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.

This, he added, includes military action.

Iran has repeatedly called for Israel’s destruction.

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Israel advises France on strategy before resumption of P5+1 nuclear talks

Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister travels to Paris in attempt to ‘amend loopholes’ in current Iran deal, as French official openly admits Netanyahu overplayed his hand in Congressional speech.

By Reuters

 

Top Israeli envoys were sent to confer with French officials on Sunday about preventing what Israel considers an unfavorable nuclear deal with Iran after tensions surfaced between France and the United States over negotiation strategy.

Strategic Affairs Minister Steinitz and Prime Minister Netanyahu – Photo: Ohad Zwegenberg

Though France has demanded more stringent restrictions than other Western delegations during talks with Iran, one French diplomat played down Israel’s sway in Paris, saying that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had overplayed his hand in a March 3 speech to the US Congress.

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Senators Warn Iran: Nuclear Deal Signed by Obama Ends in 2016

Iran’s leaders received a formal warning from 47 Republican senators saying: ‘Iran’s ayatollahs need to know, anything not approved by the U.S. Congress is a mere executive agreement.’

By Arutz Sheva

 

A group of 47 Republican senators has written an open letter to Iran’s leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they sign with President Barack Obama will not be valid after Obama leaves office in 2016, reports Josh Rogin on Bloomberg.

US Sen. Rubio – Arutz7

The letter was by freshman Senator Tom Cotton and signed by the Senate’s entire Republican leadership as well as potential 2016 presidential contenders Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.
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French Foreign Minister: Tehran’s nuclear commitments are ‘bad deal’

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday that far more work needs to be done, Iran’s commitments simply do not go far enough.

 

Commitments offered by Iran in talks with six world powers on its nuclear program do not go far enough and more work needs to be done, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday.

Snowflakes fall as Republican Guards stand in formation in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace. – Photo: REUTERS

Fabius said he had invited US Secretary of State John Kerry, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the foreign ministers of Germany and Britain to Paris on Saturday to review the state of the Iran nuclear negotiations. Continue Reading »

Rumsfeld: Obama’s Treatment of Netanyahu is Simply a ‘Big Mistake’

Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he is “shocked” at the “shabby treatment”  Netanyahu has been experiencing at the hands of President Barack Obama.

By Yaakov Levi

 

Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said that he is “shocked” at the way the White House has been treating Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld – Screenshot foxbusiness interview

“These statements not only deflect the conversation from the important issues to the peripheral ones, they also strengthen the states who oppose Israel, and aid those who support Iran,” Rumsfeld said.

In an interview with Yisrael Hayom, which will appear in the newspaper’s Friday edition, Rumsfeld recounted the “shabby treatment” he argues Netanyahu has been experiencing at the hands of President Barack Obama, who has made it clear that the Israeli Prime Minister will be an unwanted guest in Washington when he speaks to Congress about Iran’s nuclear program next week. Continue Reading »

Iran oppositions reveals Tehran’s ‘secret’ nuclear site supporting Netanyahu’s position

 

After having exposed White House’s knowledge of secret facility and its acquiescence for the sake of making ‘any deal’, Kerry takes swipe at Israeli PM’s criticism of American led P5+1 nuclear deal.

By i24news

 

An exiled Iranian opposition group Tuesday accused Tehran of running a “secret” uranium enrichment site close to Tehran, which it said violated ongoing talks with global powers on a nuclear deal.

Alireza Jafarzadeh, Deputy Director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, shows satellite photos on February 24, 2015, in Washington, DC – Photo: AFP/Brendan Smialowski

“Despite the Iranian regime’s claims that all of its enrichment activities are transparent … it has in fact been engaged in research and development with advanced centrifuges at a secret nuclear site called Lavizan-3,” said Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). Continue Reading »

Netanyahu Furious: Iran Advances Towards Nuclear Bomb While US Procrastinates

The latest IAEA report justifies Israel’s concerns that Iran is secretly advancing their nuclear weapons program while Obama administration is engulfed in tedious political games & fruitless diplomatic talks.

By Israel Today Staff

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday was astonished that even as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) once again acknowledges in its latest report that Iran is likely building a nuclear bomb, the West, led by the Obama Administration, remains mired in fruitless diplomatic talks with Tehran.

Israel’s PM Netanyahu Furious: Iran Builds Bomb While the West Just Talk – Israel Today

In its report dated last Thursday, the IAEA detailed that at the facilities and programs open to it, Iran appears to be complying with international demands regarding its nuclear program.

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