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New defense minister says Iran will defend itself against Israeli threats

General Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani, the new Iranian Defense Minister. (Press TV) September 21, 2021 Iran’s new defense minister General Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani has called threats made against Iran “rants by enemies” vowing that Iran will defend itself. Ashtiani, who was speaking at a gathering of senior managers at the defense ministry on Monday referring to [...]

By |September 21st, 2021|Israel|

Israel used ‘killer robot’ machine gun to assassinate Iran nuclear scientist: Report

Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is seen in Iran, in this undated photo. (Reuters) September 20, 2021 The working theory that Israel had assassinated Iran’s top nuclear scientist last November using a “killer robot” has now been confirmed by American, Israeli, and Iranian officials who spoke to the New York Times. Prominent Iranian nuclear [...]

By |September 20th, 2021|Israel|

Iran leader reasserts ban on sports with Israel

Iran's Olympic and Paralympic medallists from the Tokyo Games hear an appeal from supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to respect Iran's longstanding ban on competitive sport with Israelis, Set 18, 2021. (AFP) September 18, 2021 Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday reasserted the country’s longstanding ban on competitive sport with Israelis, and [...]

By |September 18th, 2021|Israel|

Israel establishes rapid intervention force to prevent Hezbollah incursion

Israeli soldiers block the road on the border with Lebanon in the northern town of Metula, December 4, 2018. (AP) September 18, 2021 The Israeli army spokesman announced the establishment of a “rapid intervention unit”, with the aim of confronting an expected scenario, in which a Hezbollah force, in the event of war, [...]

By |September 18th, 2021|Israel, Lebanon|

Israel is reluctant to interfere with Iranian fuel shipments to Lebanon

Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of the El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (AP) September 18, 2021 Amid claims of victory by Lebanon’s Hezbollah to have imported Iranian fuel, Israeli sources and media said their country will not interfere to stop the shipments. Tanker trucks [...]

By |September 18th, 2021|Israel, Lebanon|

With eye on Iran, Israeli navy steps up Red Sea presence

An Israeli Navy submarine is seen near Israel's offshore Leviathan gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, Sept. 1, 2021. (AP) September 16, 2021 Israel’s navy has stepped up its activities in the Red Sea “exponentially” in the face of growing Iranian threats to Israeli shipping, the country’s just-retired navy commander said in an [...]

By |September 16th, 2021|Israel|

Israeli minister says Iran giving militias drone training near Isfahan

Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz. (AP) September 13, 2021 Israel’s defense minister accused Iran on Sunday of providing foreign militias with drone training at an airbase near the city of Isfahan, a month after Tehran came under global scrutiny over a suspected drone attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off Oman. Israel has combined [...]

By |September 13th, 2021|Israel, Middle East|

Israel will defend itself against Iran in Syria: Israeli FM

Israeli FM Yair Lapid (left) makes comments to the press alongside his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow on Sept 9, 2021. (GPO) September 11, 2021 Israel will continue to defend itself against Iranian actions in Syria, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said in Moscow, following a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, [...]

By |September 11th, 2021|Israel, Syria|

Israel’s PM: Iran is ‘lying’ to world about its nuclear program, time to act is now

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett speaks during a news conference on Aug. 18, 2021 in Jerusalem. (AP) September 10, 2021 Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett accused Iran of “lying to the world” about its nuclear program, days after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a report criticizing Tehran’s lack of cooperation. “Israel views [...]

By |September 10th, 2021|Israel|

Israel’s IDF Chief: We have plans in place for when we decide to attack Iran

Israel's Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi, addresses the media at the Defence Ministry in Tel Aviv on Nov 12, 2019. (AFP) September 7, 2021 Israel has put more extensive plans in place for when it decides to “attack” Iran, Defense Force Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said on Monday. “We [...]

By |September 7th, 2021|Israel|