Tag Archive for Iranian threat

Israel’s PM: Iran brought 80,000 Afghani & Pakistani Shiite fighters into Syria

PM Benjamin Netanyahu says Iranian-backed Shiite militias from Afghanistan and Pakistan were brought in to Syria to attack Israel and “convert” Syria’s Sunni majority, warnings of “endless upheaval and terrorism in many, many countries.”

By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Israel has attacked Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim militias in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, casting such actions as potentially helping to stem a Syrian Sunni Muslim refugee exodus to Europe.

Hezbollah recruits salute

Israeli officials have previously disclosed scores of airstrikes in Syria to prevent suspected arms transfers to Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah fighters or to Iranian military deployments, who have been helping the Syrian  regime beat back the seven-year-long rebellion. Continue Reading »

Putin supports Israel’s demand banning Iran, Hezbollah near Israeli border

According to a Russian media report, Foreign Minister Lavrov said Putin’s government is prepared to back Israeli demands that Iranian and Iranian-backed forces (Hezbollah) be kept away at least 37 miles from the Israeli frontier, in the hopes of avoiding further confrontations between their military and Israel’s.

By David Rosenberg

 

Iran’s allies are mulling limitations on Revolutionary Guard activity in Syrian territory, and may have already begun blocking Iranian access to military facilities in the hopes of avoiding future confrontations with Israel.

Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, suggested Monday afternoon that his country would accept Israel’s demand that Iranian forces not occupy positions close to the Israeli border. Continue Reading »

RUSSIA: Israel retaliated with 28 planes, shooting 60 missiles at Iranian targets

– Russian Defense Ministry: Israeli jets struck Iranian targets with at least 28 planes that fired some 60 missiles.
– Israel: Israel Air Force attacked nearly all of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria.

By Reuters, Alexandra Lukash, Elior Levy

 

Russia’s defense ministry said on Thursday that Syria had shot down more than half of the missiles fired at it overnight by Israel, RIA news agency reported.According to the report, the Israeli strike was carried out by 28 planes which fired at least 60 missiles, including 10 surface-to-surface missiles.

Iranian forces in Syria launched a rocket attack on Israeli army bases in the Golan Heights early on Thursday, Israel said, prompting one of the heaviest Israeli barrages against Syria since the conflict there began in 2011. Continue Reading »

Alleged pre-emptive strike by Israel on Syrian base kills 8 Iranians

After a multitude of Iranian threats directed at Israel, Israel’s Transportation and Intelligence Minister said, “Only strikes now, today, could prevent violence and wars tomorrow.”

By i24NEWS – AFP

 

The death toll of a suspected Israeli strike on the outskirts of Damascus has risen to 15 non-Syrian pro-regime fighters, including eight Iranians, a Britain-based war monitor said Wednesday.

The strike hit a weapons depot of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards in the area of Kisweh south of the capital late Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

Before & After airstrike in Syria

Reports cited by Israeli media outlets said that the targets of the strikes were Iranian missiles trained on Israel.

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IDF goes on high alert over “irregular activity” by Iranian forces in Syria

IDF command orders all northern Golan Heights communities to unlock bomb shelters, deploys Iron Dome batteries to protect Golan Heights residents and activates reservist forces to compliment northern units.
– US Embassy urges American officials to avoid traveling to northern Golan Heights.

Reuters, Ynet reporters

 

The IDF went on high alert for a possible flare-up with neighboring Syria on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

The IDF said that, after identifying “irregular activity” by Iranian forces in Syria, it instructed civic authorities on the Golan Heights to ready bomb shelters, deployed new defenses and mobilized some reservist forces. Continue Reading »

Iranian General Boasts of Tripling Missile Production, Credits Obama for Ability

Since there’s only one real military power opposing Iran’s dreams of hegemony in the region, so understandably, there’s one reason for Iran to produce so many ground-to-ground missiles, and that was only made possible by Obama’s removal of international oversight, according to Iran’s Brigadier General, Amir Ali Hajizadeh.

By Israel Today Staff

 

There can be only one real target.

While Iran has many enemies in the Middle East, none but Israel poses any real military obstacle to Tehran’s dreams of hegemony.

With that in mind, Iran’s government-controlled Fars news agency reported on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic has tripled its production of missiles. Continue Reading »

Israel TV10 reports Jerusalem, Washington sign secret MOU to counter Iranian threat

According to Channel 10news, US and Israel’s intelligence services reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding to counter all Iranian threats, from their nuclear program to terrorism.

By Gary Willig

 

Israel and the United States signed a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate to counter the Iranian nuclear and ballistic missile threat, according to a report by Channel 10 News.

According to the report, the MOU was signed on December 12 at the White House following discussions between Israeli and US intelligence officials.

Netanyahu and Trump meet. – Photo: Avi Ohayon/GPO

Channel 10 reporter Barak Ravid reported that the Israeli delegation during the talks which preceded the agreement was led by National Security Council head Meir Ben-Shabat, while the American team was led by US National Security Adviser H.R. 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 »

Iran backed brigade in Syria formed to liberate Golan Heights from Israel

 

An Iraqi Shiite brigade, supported with Russian tanks, trained by the Islamic Republic & backed with Iranian rockets, declared its intentions to liberate the Golan Heights for Syria’s Assad regime.

By Roi Kais

 

Equipped with Russian-made tanks (via the Syrian army), Iranian rockets and operating as an elite unit trained by the Islamic Republic, a brigade formed by the Iraqi Shiite militia declared that its target is to liberate the Golan. This brigade is the reason behind the message Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conveyed in Russia, according to which Israel will not tolerate permanent Iranian presence in Syria. Continue Reading »

PM Netanyahu: Israel and UK ‘see eye to eye’ on Iranian nuclear threat

 

Visiting Great Britain, Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu and British PM Theresa May discuss full range of regional and security issues.
• PM Netanyahu asks PM May to end British funding of radical anti-Israel NGOs.
• PM May invites PM Netanyahu to return to the UK and participate in upcoming Balfour Declaration centennial event.

By Shlomo Cesana

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with British Prime Minister Theresa May for the first time in London on Monday, and the two leaders discussed three central topics: Iranian aggression, the Palestinian issue and the economy.

Netanyahu said he supports additional limitations on the Iranian nuclear deal’s expiration clause. Continue Reading »

Iran, Hezbollah worried over IDF movements during annual nation-wide safety exercise

As IDF masses its forces near Lebanese border, senior Iranian military official warned Israel that any attack would unleash a firestorm of missiles on its cities.

By i24news

 

Israeli forces, including heavy artillery, have been massing along the Lebanese border, yet the sole purpose of the buildup is participation in a military drill, Israeli officials said on Sunday after Iran and its Lebanon proxy Hezbollah reportedly showed unease over the maneuvers.

An Israeli army 155mm mobile artillery battery is stationed near the border with Syria in the Israeli Golan Heights on January 28, 2015 – Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP

 The Ynet website reported that the Islamic Republic is worried that Israel might use the lack of stability in Syria and Lebanon to somehow jeopardize the planned signature of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
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PM Netanyahu to Ashton: Ask Iranians about intercepted weapons shipment

 

 

 

PM Netanyahu: Ship’s takeover was meant to stop missiles from reaching terrorists and to expose ‘true face’ of Iran

By i24news

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday the seizure of the cargo ship carrying missiles from Iran bound for Gaza had two goals – to prevent the weapons from reach terror groups and to “expose the true face of Iran” to the world.

Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu

“Iran denies its involvement, but it’s lying. We will provide proof of this tomorrow,” Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting. The prime minister and Israel’s top brass are expected to head to the Red Sea port of Eilat Monday for a news conference and display of the captured weaponry. Continue Reading »

Bahrain to seek Hezbollah added to Gulf States’ terror list

Not only are Gulf States consider placing Lebanon’s Hezbollah on Gulf terror blacklist, Iranian spy networks running amuck in Gulf states to be addressed.

By The Daily Star staff

 

KUWAIT CITY: Gulf Arab states will consider placing Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which is openly involved in the Syrian conflict, on its terror list, Al-Rai daily quoted highly placed diplomats on Thursday as saying.

Hezbollah rally in Lebanon (archive) Photo Reuters

Hezbollah rally in Lebanon – Photo: Reuters

Bahrain will ask foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council to discuss “placing Hezbollah on the terror list” at a meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the newspaper said.

Bahrain currently holds the GCC’s rotating presidency. Continue Reading »

‘Despite what Obama tells Israel, he won’t attack Iran’

Obama thinks that Iran is still more than a year away from actually constructing a nuclear weapon, an assertion that has been challenged by leading Israeli officials.

By Israel Today Staff

 

One of the main topics of discussion during President Obama’s visit to Israel will be the ongoing and mounting Iranian nuclear threat.

Netanyahu welcomes Obama to Israel, 20 March 2013

Netanyahu welcomes Obama to Israel, 20 March 2013

According to a diplomatic source cited by Israel’s Ma’ariv daily newspaper, Obama will try to reassure Israel regarding the Iran threat, but the truth of the matter is that the American leader would never order a preemptive strike on the Islamic Republic. Continue Reading »

After U.S. & Arabs confirm Israel hit Syria, Iran threatens retaliation

Iranian threat: The Israeli air strike will “have serious consequences for Tel Aviv.”

By Israel Today Staff

 

Syria, Hezbollah and several Western officials on Wednesday confirmed that Israel had bombed a military target in Syria hours earlier, though Jerusalem itself is remaining very tight-lipped about the strike.

Iran threatens retaliationUS officials told the New York Times that Israel has notified Washington ahead of time that it was preparing to bomb a convoy transporting sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles from Syria to Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.

Hezbollah also posted messages to its Al-Manar website acknowledging that Israel had hit a military site connected to the terror group. Continue Reading »