In a report published by Newsweek, Iran positioned ‘suicide’ UAVs with an effective range of 2,000 – 2,200 kms in northern Yemen to hit Saudi Arabia, Gulf states, or Israeli targets, so that from there, it will give the ruling Ayatollahs “plausible deniability,” having been fired from Yemen.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Iran has apparently sent deadly “suicide drones” to Yemen capable of hitting Israeli targets, Newsweek reported.
Imagery seen by Newsweek and confirmed by an expert on Iranian activities showed the existence of Iranian Shahed-136 loitering munitions in the northern Yemeni Houthi-controlled province of Al-Jawf.
Shahed-136 – Screenshot: Newsweek
According to the expert, “The Iranians have delivered to their Houthi proxies in Yemen advanced UAVs.” Continue Reading »
Senior Iranian military official threatens to “raze the Zionist regime” and can destroy the Jewish state “in less than eight minutes” after Khamenei calls to continue building missile arsenal in defiance to UN Security Council resolutions, and (empty) threats from the White House.
By Elad Benari
A senior Iranian military commander has threatened Israel and claimed that his country can destroy the Jewish state “in less than eight minutes”.
Screenshot of Iranian missile test – Iranian TV
The comments, quoted by The Washington Free Beacon, came hours after Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei declared that Iran would continue to build its ballistic missile arsenal in defiance of U.S. Continue Reading »
Iranian general boasts, “The reason we designed our missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers is to be able to hit our enemy, the Zionist regime, from a safe distance.”
By Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff
Iran test-fired two ballistic missiles at a target some 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) away, with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” written on them, Iran’s semiofficial Fars News Agency reported on Wednesday.
A Qadr H long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in an undisclosed location in Iran, March 9, 2016 – Photo: AP
Fars offered pictures it said were of the Qadr H missiles being fired. Continue Reading »
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel says that she welcomes Iran’s participation in the fight against ISIS in Syria, but Iran must change its attitude and slander towards Israel.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a news conference in Berlin on Monday that she would welcome Iran’s participation in the ongoing fight against ISIS in Syria, however Iran’s attitude and slander towards Israel must change.
“I think Iran has a lot of influence over what happens in Syria. And everyone is welcome to participate constructively in the negotiations,” she said.
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“Death to Israel” – Iranian president at anti-Israel march.
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 »
Comedy hosts sting Netanyahu on housing reform, settlements, and Iran’s nuclear program. The latter prompted a stern response.
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A relaxed Benjamin Netanyahu appeared Sunday evening on the hit comedy show “Matsav Hauma” (“State of the Nation”) jousting with the hosts on topics ranging from Israeli politics to the Iranian threat and reiterating his stance on negotiations with the Palestinians.
Netanyahu in ‘Matsav Hauma.’ – Photo: Niv Eshet Cohen
“The right wing says you can’t talk to [Palestinian President Mahmoud] Abbas,” said host Merav Galili. “Maybe without the ruckus of the tractors building settlements you could hear him better?”
Islamist militia carries out military exercise for invasion of Israel’s capital. General: ‘The Muslim world is waiting for Iran to call them to battle.’
By Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin
The Islamist Basij militia force in Tehran ran a special military exercise Thursday and Friday preparing for an Iranian takeover of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem, Old & New – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
The exercise, entitled “March to Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem),” included training in the event of such a takeover, including drills for the protection of cities, assistance and rescue, dealing with social unrest, the protection of sensitive and important military centers, dealing with the invasion and landing of “enemy” (IDF) forces from helicopters, and carrying out complicated tactical maneuvers at night. Continue Reading »
Just sworn in, Matteo Renzi regards the Iranian regime as the Middle East’s ‘main problem’, suggesting the left should learn to understand Israel’s concerns and support them.
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Matteo Renzi is Italy’s youngest-ever premier, and he could also be one of the most pro-Israeli.
Newly appointed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi could prove to be a valuable friend for Israel in light of the present anti-Israeli mood in Europe. – Photo: AFP
The 39-year-old ambitious leader of the center-left, who was sworn in on Saturday as Italy’s fourth prime minister in four years, may bring Rome, already one of Israel’s key allies in Europe, even closer to the Jewish state.
The video aired on Iranian TV depicts Iranian drone attack on Israel & United States aircraft career.
Tel Aviv’s Kikar Hamedina square, Azrieli towers, and the Panorama Towers in Haifa: These are just several targets for Iranian AUVs, at least according to a video shown on television in Teharan over the weekend.
The Iranian “smile offensive” during negotiations with the West on Tehran’s nuclear program did not bring the broadcasting of the inciting clips on local television channels to a stop.
As part of a documentary titled “The Nightmare of Vultures” that was aired on an Iranian television channel over the weekend, the development of the Revolutionary Guard’s drone industry was presented. Continue Reading »
20% of Farsi speaking Jewish immigrants from Iran serve in special IDF intelligence units.
Iranian-born immigrants to Israel are drafted to its military intelligence units in disproportionately large numbers, an official report said on Thursday. This fact reflects the military’s high demand for Farsi speakers to monitor the Jewish state’s arch-enemy.
Soldiers in Unit 8200, the IDF’s technological spearhead. – Photo: Moti Milrod
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sees a mortal menace in Iran’s disputed nuclear program and has long hinted his country was waging a covert campaign to track and foil it.
Those efforts, security sources said, have been stepped up since world powers and Tehran agreed an interim nuclear deal in November. Continue Reading »
Israel’s daily Maariv claims that in a private meeting between Netanyahu & Putin, a security pact for Israel’s safety was forged.
By Tova Dvorin and Ari Yashar
A pact was forged between Moscow and Jerusalem to ensure Israel’s security during a private meeting last month, according to a Friday Maariv report.
The report claims that a 90-minute conversation took place between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin during Netanyahu’s last-minute attempt to prevent an interim nuclear deal between Western powers and Iran.
While Moscow – which has been rumored to be involved in a nuclear arms deal with Tehran – refused to accede to Israel’s stance on the nuclear Iran issue, Putin did allegedly promise to ensure Israel’s security in the region. Continue Reading »
Iran’s new atomic energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi, says Tehran is optimistic about the outcome of negotiations with U.S. & Europe.
Iranian president Hassan Rohani is reportedly prepared to shutter the Fordow uranium enrichment facility, as part of a possible deal with the United States and Europe.
Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi. – Photo: AP
In exchange, Rohani would seek the removal the harsh economic sanctions facing the Islamic Republic, according to Der Spiegel, the German weekly news magazine.
According to the Der Spiegel report, Rohani plans to announce his offer before the United Nations General Assembly, scheduled for the end of September. Continue Reading »
Report comes a just day after Egyptian president Morsi calls for Hezbollah to leave Syria immediately, & 2 days after UN Human Rights Council condemns all use of foreign fighters in Syrian civil war.
Iran has reportedly decided to send 4,000 troops from its Revolutionary Guard to Syria to aid President Bashar Assad’s forces, The Independent reported on Sunday.
IDF tanks amassing on the Golan Heights amid heightened tensions with Syria. – Photo: Gil Cohen–Magen
The Independent added that Islamic Republic had even proposed opening a “Syrian” front against Israel in the Golan Heights in order to ensure Assad’s reign continues. Continue Reading »
Speaking in New York, former IDF chief Ashkenazi says Israel worked ‘long & hard’ to prepare for consequences of military operation in Iran.
ex-Intel chief Yadlin: Israel doesn’t need US for strike
By Yitzhak Benhorin
WASHINGTON – Former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said Sunday that Israel can handle the outcomes of a military strike on Iran. “We’ve worked long and hard to prepare ourselves,” he said at a Jerusalem Post conference in New York.
Gabi Ashkenazi speaks in New York – Photo: Yaron Brener
Former Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin, who also spoke at the conference, echoed Ashkenazi’s statements saying that Israel can mount an attack on its own, without US assistance and can handle the consequences. Continue Reading »