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Iran threatens missile barrage on Israel if attacked by U.S.

Israeli Minister Yuval Steinitz warns of Iranian strike on the Jewish State as tensions rise between Washington and Tehran, “Things are heating up. I wouldn’t rule anything out. Iran may fire rockets at Israel.”

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A senior Iranian official on Sunday dismissed the United States military buildup in the region, saying that the US wouldn’t dare attack out of fear of Iranian retribution against Israel.

“The US military forces’ deployment in the Persian Gulf is more of the nature of psychological warfare. They are not ready for a war, specially when Israel is within our range,” the Iranian Parliament vice-speaker Ali Motahhari said on Sunday, according to the FARS news agency. Continue Reading »

More Iranian bravado: Admiral plans to send flotilla of warships to Gulf of Mexico

In 2014 Iranian Generals also boasted how it would send an armada of warships into the Gulf of Mexico…but they have yet to arrive.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

“Our fleet of warships will be sent to the Atlantic Ocean in the near future and will visit one of the friendly states in South America and the Gulf of Mexico,” Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi was quoted by Iran’s semi-official Tasnim News Agency as saying.

Iran will likely use the warships’ visit to Latin America to advance its relationship with its ally Venezuela, a US adversary. And while Iran’s navy poses no real threat when up against the American navy, Khanzadi added that new vessels and submarines will be introduced next year to bolster the country’s fleet. Continue Reading »

BBC Report: President Carter suckered into supporting the Iranian Revolution

 

New information reported by the BBC details how Khomeini fooled Carter into helping him overthrow Iran, a close US ally, while deceiving the US public…. exactly how Obama was given ’empty promises’, forcing the US government lie to its constituents & allies, while Ayatollah’s gov’t reaps all the benefits.

By Matt Wanderman

 

New information has come to light, showing how former US President Jimmy Carter blindly accepted false promises and helped Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini carry out the Iranian Revolution.

Iranian women by a poster of Ayatollah Khomeini – Reuters

New information has come to light, showing how former US President Jimmy Carter blindly accepted false promises and helped Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini carry out the Iranian Revolution.

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Iran Again Threatens to Annihilate Israel

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

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 »

US-Iranian duel-citizen tries to smuggle F-35 blueprints to Teheran

 

Iranian born, and former US air defense contractor, was caught smuggling boxes of secret blueprints & documents to Iran, including ‘thousands of pages contained in dozens of binders/manuals relating’ to the top-secret F-35 fighter jet that is expected to be sold to Israel.

By Yitzhak Benhorin

WASHINGTON – A US-Iranian engineer was arrested at Newark International Airport while attempting to smuggle secret documents to Iran – among them the blueprint for the coveted F-35 multi-role fighter jet, which Israel is set to receive in 2016.

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F-35

Mozaffar Khazaee, a former US defense contractor employee, was arrested on January 9 at Newark International Airport in New Jersey following the first leg of his flight to Tehran via Germany. Continue Reading »

Israeli officials: US admits Iran will get $20 billion in sanctions relief – not $7 billion as Obama said

 


U.S. administration officials admitted to Israeli colleagues that American negotiators greatly underestimated the economic benefits Iran would reap from Geneva’s P5+1 accord.

 

 

Senior officials in the administration of President Barack Obama have conceded over the past few days in conversations with colleagues in Israel that the value of the economic sanctions relief to Iran could be much higher than originally thought in Washington, security sources in Israel told Haaretz.

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The Iranian economy is already showing signs of growth. – Photo: AP

In official statements by the United States immediately after the agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program was signed in Geneva between Iran and theF six powers at the end of November it was said that the economic relief Iran would receive in exchange for signing the agreement would be relatively low – $6 billion or $7 billion. Continue Reading »

ADL’s chief favors firm Iran sanctions, blasts White House ‘hysterical’ response

Jewish leader is embarrassed by Obama’s acquiescence to Teheran’s pressure, describes secret U.S. talks with Iran as ‘violation of special relationship with Israel.’

 

 

The head of the Anti-Defamation League Abe Foxman has come out in clear support of legislation of new sanctions on Iran while blasting what he describes as the administration’s “hysterical” reaction to possibility that Congress will enact them.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton attend meeting at the UN on Sept. 26, 2013. – Photo: AP

“I am embarrassed by how our government has accepted the threats of blackmail by the Iranians against even discussing new sanctions,” Foxman told Haaretz on Friday. Continue Reading »

Sounds good: Iran agrees Arak halt, uranium freeze, tough inspections – but, bad deal

Obama plans to brief Congressional leaders on Wednesday of talks in Geneva, as Israel’s Prime Minister maintains criticism of ‘exceedingly bad’ cosmetic proposals.

 

The P5+1 proposal that will be discussed at Wednesday’s talks with Iran at Geneva includes a halt on any further construction at the Arak heavy water plant as well as a freeze on Iran’s current stockpiles of enriched uranium.

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Heavy-water production plant in the central Iranian town of Arak, .- Photo: AP

According to informed U.S. sources, the proposal also includes the imposition of an unprecedented inspection regime aimed at ensuring that Tehran keeps the commitments that it will undertake in the new nuclear deal.

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U.S. negotiator on Iran: No sanctions lifted – Israel’s security is a priority

Chief U.S. negotiator for Iran, Wendy Sherman, says White House is committed to stopping Iran from advancing its nuclear program.

 

 

U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, who is also chief U.S. negotiator for Iran‘s nuclear program, assured Israel that the U.S. has not offered Iran any sanctions relief and that Israeli security is a priority.

Wendy Sherman

Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3. – Photo: AP

“Israel’s security is bedrock. There is no closer security relationship than what we have with each other.”

In an interview with Channel 10’s Tamar Ish Shalom Sunday, Sherman said the Obama administration is committed to stopping Iran’s nuclear program from advancing as a first step, “while we negotiate and offer limited, temporary reversible sanctions relief, but keep in place the fundamental architecture of oil and banking sanctions.” Continue Reading »

Netanyahu in BBC interview: Iran’s nukes will mean slavery for Persians

Israel’s Prime Minister also told CBS that Iranian missiles could hit the U.S.

Lead U.S. negotiator with Iran suggests to lawmakers to delay imposing additional sanctions against Iran ahead of the talks.

By and Reuters

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told BBC Persian Thursday that if Tehran develops nuclear weapons, it will spell slavery for the Iranian people. The interview was one of several given in the wake of his United Nations General Assembly address.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in interview with BBC Persian.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in interview with BBC Persian (screenshot).

 

“If the Iranian regime gets nukes, the Iranian people will never be freed from tyranny and will live in slavery forever,” he said in his first interview to a Persian-language television channel, which broadcasts to around 12 million people every week, according to network figures. Continue Reading »

Frustration as Netanyahu tries to convince Obama about Iran

 

With the US & Europe being taken in by the ‘Iranian charm offensive’, some say Israel should unilaterally make its own viable threat of military force known.

By  Ryan Jones

 

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set to meet with US President Barack Obama on Monday in what many Israelis saw as the “moment of truth” in the ongoing Iran nuclear saga.

Frustration as Netanyahu pleads with Obama over Iran

The Obama Administration, like much of the West, has been largely taken in by new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent charm offensive, and that has Israel worried.

While US officials have struck cautious tone, US Secretary of State John Kerry didn’t succeed in hiding his excitement over the prospect of a “quick deal” to resolve the nuclear crisis. Continue Reading »

Top Israeli official gave instruction to lift gag order on Iranian spy

 

The timing of news about the spy appears to coincide with Netanyahu’s trip to the US where he will attempt to combat Obama’s recent softening & the Western world’s stance on Iran.

By JTA

 

JERUSALEM – The instruction to lift a gag order on the arrest of a spy for Iran came from top Israeli government officials and could be an attempt to combat a softening on Iran.

Ali Mansouri

Ali Mansouri, 58, arrested at Ben Gurion Airport on suspicion of espionage, sits in between guards at the Petah Tikva court – Photo: AFP

The Petah Tikvah Magistrates’ Court on Monday agreed to extend the remand of Iranian-born Ali Mansouri, who traveled throughout Israel as Belgian businessman Alex Mans, for another eight days.

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Peres: ‘All options open on Iran’ just hrs before Netanyahu-Obama meeting

At his visit to the ICJ in The Hague, Israel’s President Peres reported that economic sanctions may have impact but threat of force could be necessary.

 

 

Israeli President Shimon Peres said on Monday “all options” are being kept open in forcing Iran to give up its nuclear program.

Peres in The Hague

Israel’s President Peres delivers a statement at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday Sept. 30, 2013. – Photo: AP

Speaking at The Hague, Peres said the economic sanctions against Iran now have not dissuaded the country from enriching uranium or building long-range missiles, although it may have affected Tehran’s public statements. Continue Reading »

Der Spiegel: Rohani ready to close Iran nuclear plant if U.S. halt sanctions

 

Iran’s new atomic energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi, says Tehran is optimistic about the outcome of negotiations with U.S. & Europe.

By and Reuters

 

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

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 »

Israel’s PM: Iran is preparing for another Holocaust

Netanyahu, ‘Israel must not make the mistake of underestimating the Iranian threat to destroy Israel’, adding that his gov’t’s 1st & foremost mission remained to prevent Tehran from becoming a nuclear power.

By DPA

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Iran of planning another “Holocaust,” as the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – Photo: Reuters

“Holocaust denial is continued energetically by a central state in the world,” he told his cabinet in Jerusalem.

“Not by groups. Not by single individuals. Not by marginal elements. But by Iran, whose leaders on a daily basis and at the United Nations and any other platform deny that the Holocaust occurred, while at the same time they prepare what they believe will be an additional Holocaust: The destruction of the Jewish state.” Continue Reading »