Syrian State media claims regime’s air defenses “engaged & destroyed hostile targets,” including a drone near the capitol, noting Israeli fighter jets bombed 3 Iranian posts, but was unclear to number of casualties.
• Adhering to policy, IDF declines to comment on foreign speculations.
Daniel Siryoti, Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
Syrian state media said late Thursday that Syrian air defenses were triggered by Israeli fighter jets that had allegedly bombed three Iranian positions in Syria.
The Syrian defense systems “engaged and destroyed hostile targets” near the capital of Damascus, the report said.
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IAF jet takes off on mission to defend Israel.
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Israel was not worried by the Iranian strike, being their first strike outside its own territory in nearly 30 years. “Israel is prepared for every development, we have no concerns or worries.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran not to threaten Israel on Monday, hours after the Iranian army fired ballistic missiles at a Syrian base of the Islamic State.
“I have one message for Iran: Don’t threaten Israel,” Netanyahu said, reported AFP.
A picture provided by the Iran’s state TV official website shows Iranian Revolutionary Guards launching a missile from an undisclosed location in western Iran, towards Islamic State bases in Syria – IRIB TV/AFP
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it fired six missiles targeting “terror bases” of the Islamic State in eastern Syria on Sunday. Continue Reading »
In response to U.S. President Barack Obama reiteration on Wednesday, that Washington reserves “all options” against Iran, a senior Iranian commander says that any U.S. attack will result in “the annihilation of the Israeli regime”.
By Elad Benari, Canada
A senior Iranian commander threatened on Friday that any American attack on Iran will result in “the annihilation of the Israeli regime”.
Iranian Armed Forces march in Tehran – Photo: Reuters
“They know that aggression against the Islamic Republic of Iran would mean annihilation of Tel Aviv and spread of war into the United States,” the commander, Massoud Jazayeri, was quoted by the Fars news agency as having said. Continue Reading »
Lebanese daily newspaper reports senior Iranian military officer visited underground bunker of Hezbollah leader and briefed him on Teheran’s assessment.
By Gil Ronen
Iran believes that Israel is close to stiking its nuclear facilities, according to a report in Lebanese newspaper Al Jumhuriya, cited by Maariv/NRG. According to the report, a senior Iranian official recently visited Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in his hideout in the Dahiya section section of Beirut to discuss this assessment.
A senior military source confirmed to the Lebanese newspaper that the meeting had, indeed, taken place, but said that it had not been held inside the Dahiya – a neighborhood controlled by Hezbollah – but outside it. Continue Reading »
U.S. President Obama promised Israeli PM Netanyahu to take direct action against Iran “within months,” but did not elaborate on details.
By Arutz Sheva
U.S. President Barack Obama gave a commitment to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, to take action “in the coming months” regarding the Iranian nuclear threat, in exchange for Israel’s agreement to renew “peace talks” with the Palestinian Authority (PA), a security source told Arutz Sheva.
The source said, however, that Obama did not reach a specific agreement with Netanyahu, but gave only a general commitment. The source added that it was not clear if the commitment was given in exchange for the very fact that Israel-PA negotiations are being held, or if it is conditional on their success. Continue Reading »
Iran has so far said it is not legally obliged to expose non nuclear site to int’l inspectors, but, Deputy FM Ghashghavi lays down condition for IAEA access to military site where nuclear activity is suspected, according to Iranian news agency.
Iran has said it will allow the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect a military site near Tehran if threats of Israeli attacks on the country’s nuclear facilities are defused, an Iranian news agency reported Thursday.
The base in Parchin where Iran conducted nuclear tests. – Photo: Google Earth, GeoEye
Iran and the IAEA – the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog – plan to continue negotiations in mid-January on inspecting the Parchin military site, where, according to Western intelligence reports, nuclear weapons parts have been tested. Continue Reading »
U.S. officials recently alerted Jerusalem that Jordan & Egypt may annul their peace treaties with Israel if it attacks Iran.
U.S. officials recently warned Israel that Egypt and Jordan could annul their peace treaties with the Jewish State if it carries out a preemptive strike against Iran, AFP reported on Thursday based on a report in the Yediot Achronot daily newspaper.
Israel carries out a weapons drill in the Golan Heights – AFP/Jack Guez
Quoting a high-level Israeli official, the newspaper said Washington had warned the Jewish state that Arab leaders would not be able to control an angry public backlash if Israel were to mount an attack on Iran. Continue Reading »