Tag Archive for Iran Nuclear threat

REPORT: In addition to test-fired ballistic missile, Iran tested nuclear-capable cruise missile

 

The White House’s warning to Iran on its unsanctioned missile-testing came prior to the German newspaper’s report, that in addition to the test-firing of a medium-range ballistic missile, the Islamic republic also tested a cruise missile, capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

 

BERLIN – Iran tested a cruise missile called “Sumar” that is capable of carrying nuclear weapons in addition to test-firing a medium-range ballistic missile on Sunday, German newspaper Die Welt reported Thursday, citing unspecified intelligence sources.

No comment was immediately available from Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency or from Iranian authorities.

IRAN LAUNCHES BALLISTIC MISSILE TEST IN VIOLATION OF UN RESOLUTION – Iranian TV Screenshot

The newspaper said the Sumar cruise missile was built in Iran and travelled around 600 km in its first known successful test. Continue Reading »

Trump puts Iran ‘on notice’ about Ballistic Missile tests in defiance of UN resolution

 

“The Obama administration failed to respond adequately to Tehran’s malign actions – including weapons transfers, support for terrorism & other violations of int’l norms,” said the White House Press Secretary, noting this White House was “not going to sit by and not act.”

By MICHAEL WILNER

 

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration sent a stark message to Tehran on Wednesday over Iran’s continued missile tests and support for proxy militia groups battling Saudi Arabian forces.

Speaking publicly for the first time since Donald Trump became US president, his national security adviser, retired General Michael Flynn, said the White House was putting Iran “on notice,” and vowed to act decisively in response. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Iran AGAIN launched Ballistic Missile test in defiance of UN resolution 2231

 

Conspicuously neglected in the American sponsored nuclear agreement with Iran, the UN passed resolution 2231, which stated that Iran could not conduct ballistic missile tests, making the test that occurred on Sunday outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran, a direct violation of the UN resolution.

By JPOST.com Staff

 

US officials say that Iran has conducted a ballistic missile test in violation of the UN resolution put in place after the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran launches 2 Qadr H missiles marked with ‘Israel must be wiped out’ – Iran TV

Officials told Fox News on Monday, that the test occurred outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran, on Sunday. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Defense Minister: Not responsible on life expectancy of Iran’s scientists

In this Der Spiegel interview, Israel’s Defense Minister called the P5+1 nuclear treaty with Iran ‘a historic mistake’ adding, ‘Israel can in no way tolerate a nuclear armed Iran.’

Interview By Ronen Bergman & Holger Stark

 

Moshe Yaalon, 65, has now served for more than two years as Israel’s defense minister. He previously served as deputy prime minister under Benjamin Netanyahu. Earlier, Yaalon had a career in the military, where he led an elite commando unit and later became the chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces. Yaalon is a member of the right wing of the Likud party. Continue Reading »

Britain warns UN: US ignoring ‘Iran’s active nuclear procurement network’

UN suggests US administration silence on Iranian violations is to not undermine ongoing talks.
• Speculation of the White House’s silence about Iran’s active nuclear procurement network is “further proof that a skeptical Congress must have a voice,” echoing Netanyahu’s warnings that Iran can not be trusted.

 

Britain has informed a United Nations sanctions panel of an active Iranian nuclear procurement network linked to two blacklisted firms, according to a confidential report by the panel seen by Reuters.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses the 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference, in the United Nations on Monday – Photo: AP

The existence of such a network could add to Western concerns over whether Tehran can be trusted to adhere to a nuclear deal due by June 30 in which it would agree to restrict sensitive nuclear work in exchange for sanctions relief. Continue Reading »

Russia’s Removal of S-300 Missile Ban to Iran was Decision of Principle, not Practice

Tass media in Moscow cites Russia’s deputy FM as saying gesture alone of removing weapons sales ban was important but no transfer of advanced weaponry is expected in near future.

By REUTERS

 

MOSCOW – Supplying Iran with Russian S-300 missile defense systems is not a matter of the nearest future, TASS news agency quoted a Foreign Ministry official as saying on Thursday.

S-300 mobile missile launching systems – Photo: REUTERS

“It is more important that a political and legal decision, which opens up such a possibility, is taken,” Sergei Ryabkov, a deputy foreign minister, said according to TASS.

On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama warned that the United States could “penetrate” Iran’s S-300 supply if Russia sold the advanced missile defense system to the Islamic Republic. 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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Analytical Examination of P5+1 ‘Bad Deal’ With Apocalyptic Betrayals Ongoing & Future

Rather than a bold show of force, Obama seeks ‘deal at any price’, so we could be looking at an Islamic inspired apocalyptic World War III in the not-too-distant future.

By Noah Beck

 

President Obama’s far-reaching efforts to facilitate Iran’s march to nukes amount to nothing less than apocalyptic betrayals of U.S. voters and allies – betrayals that will make the world exponentially more dangerous.

Leader of the “Free World”….

Obama has ignored the countless reasons to doubt that the ayatollahs will make and keep a nuclear accord that prevents them from acquiring nuclear weapons. Here are just some of those reasons:

1) Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani boasted about his own role in exploiting diplomatic talks to advance Iran’s nuclear program,

2) Iran hid its nuclear facility in Qom until it was exposed in 2009 and continues to cover up its nuclear work in Parchin),

3) Iran recently tried – in a single transaction – to buy know-how for nukes and impunity for one of its biggest terrorist attacks. Continue Reading »

Deterring Hezbollah: Former IDF deputy Chief-of-Staff shares his vision for Israel’s security

“The moment Hamas’s survival was not under threat, it was not concerned with how many casualties it sustained, or how many it inflicted on us. Its only aim was to reach its [political] goals.” so… ‘Israel must make it clear to Hezbollah, that if war erupts, their leaders will have to flee Lebanon to stay alive.’

Former IDF deputy Chief-of-Staff, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yair Naveh

By YAAKOV LAPPIN

 

Can semi-state terrorist enemies like Hamas and Hezbollah be effectively deterred? This question is at the heart of a central debate raging inside Israel’s defense establishment.

The answers that defense chiefs come up with will affect the security of every Israeli. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu’s predictions actualizing as Saudi prince says deal with Iran risks local arms race

In warning that a nuclear deal with Iran will spur nuclear proliferation in the Gulf, former Saudi intelligence chief says, ‘If Iran is allowed the ability to enrich uranium… we’ll want the same.’

By Ynet

 

Any terms that world powers grant Iran under a nuclear deal will be sought by Saudi Arabia and other countries, risking wider proliferation of atomic technology, a senior Saudi prince warned on Monday in a BBC interview.

US Secretary of State John Kerry in Riyadh – Photo: AFP

“I’ve always said whatever comes out of these talks, we will want the same,” said Prince Turki al-Faisal, who has previously served as head of Saudi intelligence and Riyadh’s ambassador to Washington and London but is no longer a government official. Continue Reading »

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 »

Al-Arabiya Editor Suggests Obama Heed Netanyahu’s Counsel

In an unexpected op-ed posted by the editor-in-chief of a fiercely anti-Israel newspaper, Faisal Abbas admits ‘this time’ Netanyahu is right, and Iran must be dealt with.

By Ari Yashar

 

Al-Arabiya‘s English edition editor-in-chief Faisal J. Abbas wrote a surprising op-ed on Tuesday, calling on US President Barack Obama to listen to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu after the latter addressed Congress on the dangers of an Iran nuclear deal being formulated.

Netanyahu – YouTube screenshot

Abbas, whose paper is openly anti-Israel and Saudi-owned, began by scornfully conceding “it is extremely rare for any reasonable person to ever agree with anything Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says or does. 

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Wall Street Journal: Saudis tell Europeans of willingness to help Israel attack Iran

Israel’s TV2 news report said Saudi ministers have passed this message in private talks to European sources.

 

In private talks with European sources, the Saudis have expressed their willingness to cooperate with Israel on Iran, including use of Saudi air space by the IDF for a possible air strike, according to a report by Channel 2.

MEMBERS OF the palace staff stand in waiting during Saudi Arabia’s King Salman’s meeting with US President Barack Obama at Erga Palace in Riyadh in January. – Photo: REUTERS

Cooperation with Saudi Arabia would not come free, however. According to the report, the Saudi officials said they would need to see progress between Israelis and Palestinians before having enough legitimacy to allow Israel to use their air space. Continue Reading »

NY Times: European officials admit US asked them to limit reports to Israel on Iran talks

US officials are neither being honest or transparent about P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran and have launched campaign to discredit Natanyahu for exposing truth in upcoming Congressional address.

By i24news

 

Last week, Israel’s Channel 2 TV News aired a dramatic announcement, saying top US officials had stopped updating Israel about the status of the P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran.

Wendy Sherman No. 2 US diplomat – US Mission in Geneva

The US State Department quickly denied the report, saying it continues to regularly update Israel regarding developments in the talks.

The White House also called the report “patently false. National Security Adviser (Susan) Rice maintains regular contact with her Israeli counterpart, National Security Adviser Cohen on the full range of issues of mutual concern to our nations, and will in fact meet with him later this week at the White House.”

But European officials have told The New York Times that there was more than a grain of truth in the Israeli report.

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Washington Post echos Natanyahu’s concerns over Iran deal without mentioning him once

Washington Post editorial raises 3 main concerns over potential nuclear deal with Iran.
• 2 are: The Obama administration would avoid confronting Iran & the White House hinted that they would implement future agreements without Congressional approval.

 

No deal has been signed between Iran and world powers yet, but the reports continuously leaking out of the negotiating rooms and the stern warnings being issued by Israel are making quite a few Americans wary of a possible bad deal. Over the weekend, the Washington Post ran an editorial titled “The emerging Iran nuclear deal raises major concerns” that leveled criticism at the conduct of the American administration. Continue Reading »