Middle East Media Research Institute REPORT: As part of the P5+1 nuclear deal in 2015, Obama’s administration gave Iran its unwritten consent to develop tactical ballistic missiles with the only restriction, that their missiles would not reach Europe.
By Erez Linn, Israel Hayom Staff & News Agencies
Former U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration had given Iran its tacit consent for the development of ballistic missiles capable of striking Israel but not Europe, a new report by the Middle East Media Research Institute alleged Thursday.
U.N. Resolution 2231, passed shortly after the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal was signed, calls on Iran “not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology” for eight years following the nuclear deal. Continue Reading »
Israel’s PM Netanyahu has Foreign Ministry letter send letter to Iran’s new partners: ‘Iran ordered 4 rockets fired at Israel, clearly showing their post-deal intentions. What’s your response?’
By Hillel Fendel
By direct order of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Foreign Ministry has dispatched an official letter of protest to the Western countries that signed the nuclear agreement with Iran – regarding the Iran-ordered attack on Israel on Thursday.
Mohammad Javad Zarif (center) and Ali Akbar Salehi with EU, German and Russian FMs – Photo: Reuters
Four rockets were fired from Syrian Thursday evening, hitting areas in the northern Galilee and the Golan Heights. Continue Reading »
In this Der Spiegel interview, Israel’s Defense Minister called the P5+1 nuclear treaty with Iran ‘a historic mistake’ adding, ‘Israel can in no way tolerate a nuclear armed Iran.’
Interview By Ronen Bergman & Holger Stark
Moshe Yaalon, 65, has now served for more than two years as Israel’s defense minister. He previously served as deputy prime minister under Benjamin Netanyahu. Earlier, Yaalon had a career in the military, where he led an elite commando unit and later became the chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces. Yaalon is a member of the right wing of the Likud party. Continue Reading »
Wall Street Journal reports cybersecurity experts guessing that the detected viral spyware may have been used by Israel.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Cybersecurity experts believe that Israel is most likely the party responsible for a wave of espionage targeting hotels used by negotiators in the P5+1-Iran nuclear talks, The Wall Street Journal is reporting on Wednesday.
Cyber hackers [illustrative] – Photo: REUTERS
According to counterhacking experts quoted by the Journal, analysts at a cybersecurity firm discovered traces of a viral software that is widely believed to have been used by Israel in the past to conduct sophisticated digital espionage.
The company, Kaspersky Lab ZAO, conducted an investigation which revealed that it had been targeted by an “improved version” of Duqu, a spyware that American officials believe has been used by Israel in the past to hack into computer systems. Continue Reading »
PM Netanyahu said impending nuclear agreement will be ‘Worse Than Feared’, shortly after Iranian defector revealed US negotiating team capitulated to majority of Iranian demands.
By Tova Dvorin and Ari Soffer
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said the deal currently under discussion between Iran and world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program is even worse than he had feared.
“The dangerous accord which is being negotiated in Lausanne (Switzerland) confirms our concerns and even worse,” Netanyahu said in remarks at a meeting of his cabinet broadcast on public radio.
Netanyahu also highlighted concerns over Iran’s wider expansionist ambitions in the region via Shia Islamist proxies and other terrorist groups. Continue Reading »
The Wall Street Journal reports Israel allegedly obtained data from closed-door meetings, then informed American lawmakers among others, in order to expose capitulating deal with Iranians.
By Yitzhak Benhorin
Israel allegedly spied on closed-door negotiations world powers were holding with Iran on its nuclear program, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, quoting White House officials.
US President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu – Photo: Reuters/File
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According to the report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government also gathered information from confidential US briefings, informants and diplomatic contacts in Europe.
The Journal reports that the Obama administration was less concerned with the fact Israel spied on the talks and more concerned by Israel leaking this confidential information to American lawmakers and others in order to build a case against the deal being negotiated.
Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister travels to Paris in attempt to ‘amend loopholes’ in current Iran deal, as French official openly admits Netanyahu overplayed his hand in Congressional speech.
Top Israeli envoys were sent to confer with French officials on Sunday about preventing what Israel considers an unfavorable nuclear deal with Iran after tensions surfaced between France and the United States over negotiation strategy.
Strategic Affairs Minister Steinitz and Prime Minister Netanyahu – Photo: Ohad Zwegenberg
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Though France has demanded more stringent restrictions than other Western delegations during talks with Iran, one French diplomat played down Israel’s sway in Paris, saying that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had overplayed his hand in a March 3 speech to the US Congress.
In warning that a nuclear deal with Iran will spur nuclear proliferation in the Gulf, former Saudi intelligence chief says, ‘If Iran is allowed the ability to enrich uranium… we’ll want the same.’
Any terms that world powers grant Iran under a nuclear deal will be sought by Saudi Arabia and other countries, risking wider proliferation of atomic technology, a senior Saudi prince warned on Monday in a BBC interview.
US Secretary of State John Kerry in Riyadh – Photo: AFP
“I’ve always said whatever comes out of these talks, we will want the same,” said Prince Turki al-Faisal, who has previously served as head of Saudi intelligence and Riyadh’s ambassador to Washington and London but is no longer a government official. Continue Reading »
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday that far more work needs to be done, Iran’s commitments simply do not go far enough.
Commitments offered by Iran in talks with six world powers on its nuclear program do not go far enough and more work needs to be done, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday.
Snowflakes fall as Republican Guards stand in formation in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace. – Photo: REUTERS
Fabius said he had invited US Secretary of State John Kerry, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the foreign ministers of Germany and Britain to Paris on Saturday to review the state of the Iran nuclear negotiations. Continue Reading »
After having exposed White House’s knowledge of secret facility and its acquiescence for the sake of making ‘any deal’, Kerry takes swipe at Israeli PM’s criticism of American led P5+1 nuclear deal.
An exiled Iranian opposition group Tuesday accused Tehran of running a “secret” uranium enrichment site close to Tehran, which it said violated ongoing talks with global powers on a nuclear deal.
Alireza Jafarzadeh, Deputy Director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, shows satellite photos on February 24, 2015, in Washington, DC – Photo: AFP/Brendan Smialowski
“Despite the Iranian regime’s claims that all of its enrichment activities are transparent … it has in fact been engaged in research and development with advanced centrifuges at a secret nuclear site called Lavizan-3,” said Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). Continue Reading »
Supreme Leader of Iran admits talks with ‘Big Satan’ U.S. are for expedience, to relieve economic pressure & deceive the West, using Islamic taqiyya tactic, as permitted in Qur’an.
Revelation goes unnoticed in Washington as US deal is basically what the White House wants too.
By Ari Yashar
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei publicly revealed on Thursday that negotiations with the US about Iran’s nuclear program are part of a tactic to stall international pressure and gain time.
Ali Khamenei, the current Supreme Leader of Iran – Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons
“We had announced previously that on certain issues, if we feel it is expedient, we would negotiate with the Satan (the US) to deter its evil,” said Khamenei in Qom. Continue Reading »