Iran’s Achilles’ heel? Security gaps and possible enemy infiltration

Members of Iranian forces pray around the coffin of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during the burial ceremony in Tehran, Nov 30, 2020. (Reuters) By Parisa Hafezi December 2, 2020 The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist has exposed security gaps which suggest its security forces may have been infiltrated and that the Islamic Republic is [...]

By |December 2nd, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

U.N. Security Council unlikely to act on Iran scientist killing, diplomats say

Iran's Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi pays his respect to the body of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh among his family, in Tehran, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP) December 2, 2020 Just hours after the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, Tehran demanded the United Nations Security Council condemn the killing and take action against those responsible, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2020|Europe, Isreal, North America, USA|

US backs Israel’s right to self-defense after Iran threat, State Dept says

The State Department in Washington, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP) December 1, 2020 The US State Department backed Israel’s right to self-defense on Tuesday following Iranian threats to attack Israel’s port city of Haifa. On Sunday, Iranian newspaper Kayhan - run by a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei – suggested Iran attack Haifa [...]

By |December 1st, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

Iran’s security apparatus under fire after top nuclear scientist assassinated

A view shows the site of the attack that killed prominent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in Tehran, Iran, Nov 27, 2020. (Reuters) By Golnaz Esfandiari December 1, 2020 The attack that targeted Iran's top nuclear scientist took place in broad daylight not far from the capital, Tehran. Within a few minutes Mohsen Fakhrizadeh -- [...]

By |December 1st, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

Account of Iranian scientist’s killing is “a lie”, ex-officials claim

Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is seen in Iran, in this undated photo. (Reuters) November 30, 2020 Two retired Iranian officials have told IranWire that the latest account of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s assassination is “a lie”. Claims that the top nuclear scientist was attacked with a remote-controlled weapon, and that he had got out of his car [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Isreal|

In wake of Iranian threats, Israeli alert on border with Lebanon raises fears of war

A French U.N. peacekeepers Leclerc tank passes a billboard showing Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrullah. (AFP) November 30, 2020 Concerns have been heightened over the eruption of a new war between Lebanon and Israel in wake of the Iranian threats to retaliate for the assassination of nuclear scientist [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon|

Israeli military targets Hezbollah activity in Syria

Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks overlooking the border between Israel and Syria. (REUTERS) November 30, 2020 State-run Syrian news agency (SANA) reported Tuesday night that the Israeli military launched airstrikes against southern Syria shortly before midnight. “At 23:50 on the night of 11/24, the Zionist enemy launched an airstrike from the direction of [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Iran says Israel remotely killed military nuclear scientist

The scene where Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in Absard, just east of the capital, Tehran, Nov. 27, 2020. (Fars) November 30, 2020  A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program in the 2000s. Ali Shamkhani, [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Isreal|

Iran likely to delay response to assassination of top nuclear scientist

Iran's Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi pays his respect to the body of slain scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh among his family, in Tehran, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP) By Jamie Dettmer November 30, 2020 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to avenge the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh — a killing he and other Iranian leaders [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

Israeli minister says ‘has no clue’ who killed Iranian nuclear scientist

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the media on the Iranian nuclear issue in Jerusalem on Sept 9, 2019. (AFP) November 28, 2020 Israeli cabinet minister Tzachi Hanegbi said on Saturday he had “no clue” who was behind the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran. “I have no [...]

By |November 28th, 2020|Isreal|