Tehran says Saturday’s massive fire that damaged a power plant in the restive Khuzestan province also “was an accident”… but was it?
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Iran is under intense pressure after four serious explosions that appear to have damaged key infrastructure linked to its missile and nuclear program, as well as other facilities.
On Saturday yet another massive fire damaged a power plant in its restive Khuzestan province. Iran said, once again, this was an accident. But quietly Iran is letting it be known that there are concerns, including through commentary at its major media suggesting it might respond to the attacks. Continue Reading »
Since the Palestinian Authority has no nuclear reactors nor does the PA have sovereignty as an independent state, the absurdity of the recognition makes a mockery of the international organization.
– Emmanuel Nahshon, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said the agreement was a “violation of international conventions.”
By YOSSI MELMAN/MAARIV, JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signed an agreement to recognize Palestine, as a state as it joined the international body as a observer on Tuesday. While it is not a member, it can attend meetings as an observer, an IAEA spokesperson said.
The agreement, which was signed by the agency’s director general Yukiya Amano and the Palestinian Ambassador in Vienna Salah Abdul Shafi, gives the IAEA inspectors the ability to check the safety of radioactive materials and fissile nuclear materials, such as uranium. Continue Reading »
After a Pakistani website posted a bogus report that Israel’s “Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon” threatened a nuclear strike on Pakistan should they deploy troops to Syria, the Pakistani Defense Minister replied: ‘Israel forgets Pakistan is a nuclear state.’
By Dan Lavie, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff
A false news report in a local Pakistani website prompted the country’s defense minister to send a stern warning Israel’s way on Saturday, threatening a potential nuclear conflict.
Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif – Photo: na.gov.pk
The fake report was featured on the Awdnews website after Pakistan announced on Thursday that it was willing to send ground troops to Syria to help the war against the Islamic State group. Continue Reading »
About 100 international representatives will convene in Israel next week for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization conference.
Israel will be host to an important and highly-prestigious UN-sponsored international conference on the ban of nuclear tests next week, drawing representatives from Arab and Muslim countries which do not currently have diplomatic relations with Israel. Jordanian and Egyptian delegates will also attend the conference.
Arab leaders meet at an Arab League meeting. – Photo: REUTERS
Around 100 representatives will take part in the meeting organized by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), headquartered in Vienna, Austria. To ensure the safety of the participants, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued safety and travel assurances. Continue Reading »
Russian President Putin echoes Assad’s explanation as to why Syria developed chemical arms.
Putin also says he cannot be 100% sure Damascus will dispose of all its WMDs.
By News agencies
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday echoed comments by Syrian President Bashar Assad suggesting that Damascus’ chemical weapons arsenal is in fact a response to Israel’s alleged nuclear project.
Russian President Vladimir Putin – Screenshot
Speaking to journalists in Russia, Putin remarked that Syria’s chemical weapons were created as an “alternative” to Israel’s nuclear weapons. “Israel has technological supremacy and does not require nuclear arms,” he said.
He expressed optimism when asked whether he trusts Assad to fulfill Russia’s plan for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons and avoid a US strike. Continue Reading »
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The researcher fled Egypt to Israel in June 2011; this according to Al-Ahram. The newspaper claims that Mossad agents were involved in the shady ordeal.
According to Al-Ahram the researcher held the post of assistant head of the science and physics faculty at the Beni Suef University south of Cairo. Continue Reading »
US & Mideast officials fear Iran may be trying take possession of uranium stockpile left over from Syria’s nuclear program.
Nuclear experts in the US and Middle East have raised concerns about the security of up to 50 metric tons of unenriched uranium in Syria, the Financial Times reported Tuesday.
Such a stockpile could be a vital resource to building a nuclear bomb and could have disastrous implications if seized by Iran.
Syria’s Assad with Iran’s Ahmadinejad. – Photo: Reuters
Not much is known about the Syrian nuclear program, and the country denied ever having had one. Continue Reading »
King Abdullah claims Israel put pressure on countries to disrupt cooperation with Jordan
Jordan’s King Abdullah at UN – Photo: AFP
King Abdullah II on Wednesday accused Israel of disrupting Jordan’s nuclear program which is aimed at meeting its dire energy needs and powering water desalination plants, in an exclusive interview with AFP.
“Strong opposition to Jordan’s nuclear energy program is coming from Israel,” the king said.
“When we started going down the road of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, we approached some highly responsible countries to work with us. And pretty soon we realized that Israel was putting pressure on those countries to disrupt any cooperation with us.” Continue Reading »
Declassified FBI documents implicate PM Netanyahu in a 1970s plot to use U.S. technology for Israel’s nuclear program.
Declassified FBI documents from a 1985-2002 investigation implicate Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in an initiative to illegally purchase United States nuclear technology for Israel’s nuclear program.
Netanyahu was allegedly helped by Arnon Milchan, a Hollywood producer with ties to Israeli prime ministers and U.S. presidents. Milchan’s involvement in Israeli intelligence and arms dealing has been the subject of reports for some time, and was described in an unofficial biography published last year.
The documents rely on testimony from Richard Kelly Smith, a U.S. Continue Reading »
Lawmakers decide to halt program due to financial worries and amid rising anti-nuclear movement in the Jordan.
Jordanian lawmakers voted on Wednesday to suspend the country’s nuclear power program due to worries over financing – bringing to a halt a project prioritized by Amman as a solution to the country’s chronic energy woes.
Jordanian parliamentarians voted to suspend both the country’s first ever nuclear reactor and uranium-mining activities, pending the completion of economic feasibility studies in light of what they said was officials’ “misleading” claims over project financing.
Jordan's King Abdullah speaks in Amman - Photo by Reuters
Under the Jordanian constitution, the motion is legally binding. Continue Reading »