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Defense chief says Israel will act when needed to prevent Iran nukes

Israel's Defense Minister, Benny Gantz. (Reuters) July 6, 2021 Benny Gantz, Israel defense minister said Sunday that his country will act “whenever and wherever necessary” to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Speaking to Israel’s channel 13 television Gantz underlined that Israel is in confrontation with the Islamic Republic and “we have to [...]

By |July 6th, 2021|Israel|

Israeli officials say cargo ship possibly attacked en route to UAE, checking if Iran forces stand behind it

Israeli-owned Bahamian-flagged MV Helios Ray cargo ship docked in Dubai's Mina Rashid (Port Rashid) cruise terminal, Feb 28, 2021. (AFP) July 3, 2021 Israeli defence officials were checking whether Iranian forces were behind a possible attack on a cargo ship under partial Israeli ownership on Saturday on its way from Jeddah to the [...]

By |July 3rd, 2021|Israel, UAE|

The long arc of Mossad’s power and influence in Iran

Then Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks about Iran's nuclear programme during a news conference in Tel Aviv, Jan 15, 2020. (Reuters) By Ehsan Mehrabi July 2, 2021 A former Iranian intelligence minister has warned that the lives of all Iranian officials are under threat from Mossad, Israel’s secret intelligence service. Ali Younesi, [...]

By |July 2nd, 2021|Israel|

Iran ex-Intelligence Minister: Israeli infiltration so deep all officials should “fear for their lives”

Ali Younesi (C), former Iran's Intelligence Minister. (Supplied) June 29, 2021 Israeli infiltration in Iran is so deep that all officials of the Islamic Republic ought to fear for their lives, former Intelligence Minister Ali Younesi has claimed. In an interview with Jamaran News, Younesi blamed the rivalry between parallel intelligence agencies for Mossad’s alleged gains inside Iran: [...]

By |June 29th, 2021|Israel|

Biden vows to Israel: No nuclear weapon for Iran on my watch

President Joe Biden speaks from the Treaty Room in the White House, April 14, 2021. (AP) June 29, 2021 U.S. President Joe Biden assured Israel on June 28 that Iran will never acquire a nuclear weapon, as he met with outgoing Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the White House. “What I can say [...]

By |June 29th, 2021|Israel, North America, USA|

Biden, Israeli President Rivlin to discuss Iran, Israel defense needs

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin speaks at the president's residence in Jerusalem April 5, 2021. (REUTERS) June 28, 2021 U.S. President Joe Biden will meet Israel's outgoing president, Reuven Rivlin, at the White House on Monday for a broad discussion about U.S. efforts to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal and Israel's formation of a [...]

By |June 28th, 2021|Israel, North America, USA|

Israel’s ‘shadow war’ on Iran’s nuclear facilities gets more complicated

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) June 25, 2021 Israel’s shadow war on nuclear facilities in the depth of Iranian territories is getting more complicated as Tehran announced last Wednesday it foiled a sabotage [...]

By |June 25th, 2021|Israel|

Suspected Iranian nuclear production plant hit by drones, Tehran claims ‘sabotage attack’

The factory, just outside Tehran, is believed to produce aluminium blades for use in Iran’s two uranium enrichment facilities at Natanz and Fordow. (IRNA) June 24, 2021 A drone attack on a building in Iran, thought to be a nuclear facility, has caused considerable damage, it was claimed Thursday, despite Tehran stating on [...]

By |June 24th, 2021|Israel, North America, USA|

Israel army chief says cooperation with US against Iran ‘unprecedented’

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Mark Milley (L) hosts an enhanced honor cordon for the Israeli Chief of Defense LTG Aviv Kohavi at the Pentagon, June 21, 2021. (AFP) June 23, 2021 Israel’s army chief on Wednesday hailed “unprecedented” cooperation with the US, as he wrapped up a [...]

By |June 23rd, 2021|Israel, North America, USA|

Israel says Iran’s Raisi extreme, committed to nuclear programme

Israeli Foreign Ministry said Raisi's election should prompt grave concern among the international community. (Khamenei .ir) June 19, 2021 Israel on Saturday condemned Iran's newly-elected president Ebrahim Raisi, saying he was its most extreme president yet and committed to quickly advancing Tehran's nuclear programme. "Iran’s new president, known as the Butcher of Tehran, [...]

By |June 19th, 2021|Israel|