Iran state TV: Iranian passenger plane ‘harassed’ over Syria

A plane from the Iranian private airline, Mahan Air. (AP) July 23, 2020 An Iranian passenger plane flying from Tehran to Beirut on Thursday was “harassed” by Israeli fighter jets, Iranian state TV reported, saying the plane managed to safely land in the Lebanese capital. There was no immediate comment from Israel or [...]

By |July 23rd, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Israel reinforces Lebanon border after Iran-linked Hezbollah threats

Israeli soldiers block the road on the border with Lebanon in the northern town of Metula, December 4, 2018. (AP) July 23, 2020 The Israeli military said Thursday it was reinforcing the country’s northern border with infantry troops “in accordance with the situational assessment.” The announcement comes after a strike earlier this week [...]

By |July 23rd, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon|

Iran says foreign states may have carried out cyberattacks, plays down their role in fires

Abbas Mousavi, the spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry, (MEHR) July 23, 2020 Iran’s foreign ministry said on Thursday foreign governments may have been behind recent cyberattacks on Iranian facilities, but played down the possibility of them having a role in a series of fires and explosions at military and other installations. Since late [...]

By |July 23rd, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

Russia squares up to Iran in Syria as part of “pact” with Israel

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 11, 2019. (AP) By Ahmad Salloum July 22, 2020 Iran is on the defensive against joint efforts by Israel, Russia, and the United States to push militias backed by the Islamic Republic out of Syria. The [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Isreal, Russia, Syria|

Iran says explosion near military site due to accident, ruling out Israel involvement

The location of a possible crater and the approximate blast and damage area from the explosion and fire at at Iran's Natanz nuclear site. (Screengrab) July 21, 2020 The explosion that took place near a sensitive military site in the Iranian capital Tehran last month was due to an accident, a government spokesman reiterated on [...]

By |July 21st, 2020|Isreal|

Israel strikes southern Damascus, sources say Iranian bases hit

An explosion, reportedly during Israeli airstrikes near Damascus, Syria, on January 21, 2019. (YouTube) July 21, 2020 Syrian air defenses on Monday intercepted a new Israeli "aggression" above the capital Damascus, state media said, in the latest wave of attacks that Western intelligence sources have said were Israeli strikes on a major Iranian-backed [...]

By |July 21st, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Two more fires in Iran raise questions again about possible sabotage

A power plant in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahwaz catches fire following an explosion, July 4, 2020. (Screengrab) July 20, 2020 Two more mysterious fires in Iran on Sunday, July 19 have once again raised questions about similar recent incidents, including a suspected explosion and fire at the uranium enrichment facility at [...]

By |July 20th, 2020|Isreal|

Iran executes man accused of spying for U.S., Israel

Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd (C) appears in a photo standing behind Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes. (Twitter) July 20, 2020 An Iranian accused of spying for U.S. and Israeli intelligence was executed on Monday, according to Iran’s official IRIB news agency. Last month, the judiciary said Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, who was arrested in 2018, had [...]

By |July 20th, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

Iran could face a summer of nuclear sabotage

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L), walking alongside Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation chief Ali Akbar Salehi at the Bushehr nuclear power plant, January 13, 2015. (AFP) By Andrea Stricker July 15, 2020 A powerful explosion destroyed an advanced centrifuge assembly plant in Iran earlier this month, an event which anonymous sources told U.S. journalists was the result of Israeli sabotage. An attack [...]

By |July 15th, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

Iran explosions: The main suspects

The location of a possible crater and the approximate blast and damage area from the explosion and fire at Iran's Natanz nuclear site. (Screengrab) By David Brennan July 15, 2020 Iran has been rocked by a series of mysterious explosions in recent weeks, prompting speculation that an outside power or internal dissident group is [...]

By |July 15th, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|