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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|

Israel will never let Iran improve Syria’s decrepit air defenses

Syrian air defences responding to Israeli missiles targeting Iranian facilities near Damascus, May 10, 2018. (REUTERS) July 14, 2020 Iran has signed an agreement to improve Syria’s largely antiquated and ineffective air defenses. However, any substantial effort by Tehran will likely be foiled by Israel, which is resolute in its determination to remove [...]

By |July 14th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Can Iran boost Syria’s air defenses to the detriment of Israel?

Armed and dangerous. Sayyad-3 air defence missiles on display at an undisclosed location in Iran, July 2018. (Iranian Defence Ministry) By Farnoush Ram July 13, 2020 Tehran's new military agreement with Damascus has strengthened Syria's chances of receiving Iranian designed and produced air defense systems to boost the war-torn country's inefficient and weak anti-air [...]

By |July 13th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Long-planned, bigger than thought: Strike on Iran’s nuclear program

A building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, July 02, 2020. (AP) By David E. Sanger, Eric Schmitt and Ronen Bergman July 13, 2020 As Iran’s center for advanced nuclear centrifuges lies in charred ruins after an [...]

By |July 13th, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

How have Iran’s intelligence forces broken down in face of explosions

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 Yonah Jeremy Bob July 11, 2020 With another explosion on Thursday night, reportedly at an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps facility, the question is not only how anyone has pulled off [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|Isreal, North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

With a view toward Iran, Israel launches spy satellite

The "Ofek 16" reconnaissance satellite blasts off at the Palmachim air base in central Israel Monday, July 6, 2020. (AP) July 6, 2020 Israel said it successfully launched a new spy satellite into space on Monday as its leaders hinted it was behind a massive fire at an Iranian nuclear site last week [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|Isreal|

Fire at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility caused significant damage

A building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, July 02, 2020. (AP) July 06, 2020 A fire at Iran’s underground Natanz nuclear facility has caused significant damage that could slow the development of advanced centrifuges used [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

Israel said bracing for retaliation as Tehran points fingers over nuke site fire

An anti-aircraft gun position is seen at Iran's nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz in 2017. (AP) July 4, 2020 Israel is reportedly bracing for a possible Iranian retaliation as officials in Tehran suggested on Friday that a mystery fire and explosion at a top-secret nuclear complex could have been caused by an Israeli [...]

By |July 4th, 2020|Isreal|

Did a cyber-weapon blow up an Iranian missile factory—and is this cyber-war?

Explosion takes place in north Tehran, Iran, June 30, 2020. (Twitter) By Matthew Petti July 3, 2020 An Iranian general would not rule out that a massive explosion east of Tehran last week was caused by “hacking,” amidst speculation that the incident was an act of sabotage. Iranian authorities had attempted to downplay the [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

US envoy: Military action against Iranian nuclear program ‘always on the table’

Brian Hook, US special representative for Iran, walks past parts of short-range ballistic missiles at the Iranian Materiel Display at an airbase near Washington on November 29, 2018. (AP) July 2, 2020 The Trump administration’s envoy for Iran said Tuesday that the White House was willing to take military action against Tehran to [...]

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