Tag: Iran

Iron Dome batteries said deployed as north braces for Hezbollah response

Israel Defense Forces’ Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said Monday the army was prepared and monitoring security developments in the region.   The IDF chief’s comments came a day after an airstrike attributed to Israel killed a senior Hezbollah commander, several members of the Lebanese terror group, and a number of Iranian fighters, including a […]

Iran Promises ‘Crushing Response’ to Israeli Strike

Iran on Monday promised that Hezbollah would deliver “crushing response” to the Israeli attack over the weekend, which killed six Iranian agents, including a top-level commander, and five Hezbollah members.   “The experience of the past shows that the resistance current will give a crushing response to the Zionist regime’s terrorist moves with revolutionary determination and in due […]

Israel should expect destructive thunderbolts

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) warned on Tuesday that Israel could expect a “destructive” response for its alleged role in firing at a military convoy in Syria’s Quneitra on Sunday.   A member of the elite unit was among those killed in an air strike attributed […]

Iran nuclear talks: Kerry meets Zarif in Geneva

Mr Kerry said he and Mohammad Javad Zarif needed to “take stock” ahead of a new round of negotiations on Thursday. Six world powers want Iran to curb its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions. An interim deal was struck in November 2013 but deadlines for a comprehensive deal have since been […]

New Iran sanctions violate deal, will be vetoed

Any bill from Congress regarding new, nuclear-related sanctions on Iran during international talks over its nuclear program will be vetoed by US President Barack Obama, the State Department said on Tuesday. Talks resume between Iran, the permanent five members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany in Geneva this week. The parties seek to […]

Iran could be very successful regional power if it curbs nuclear program

Iran could become a “very successful regional power” if Tehran agrees to a long-term deal to curb its nuclear program, President Barack Obama said in an interview with NPR News.   “They’ve got a chance to get right with the world,” Obama said in the interview, which was taped at the White House on Dec. […]

‘Never Say Never’

President Barack Obama hinted that he might be prepared to establish a new U.S. embassy in Tehran ” if we can get a deal on making sure that Iran does not have a nuclear weapon,” and the deal led to warmer relations with the Iranian regime. Obama’s remarks were published Monday in an interview with […]

State Dep’t Won’t Confirm It Is Concerned About Iran’s Nuclear Cheating

The State Department on Monday insisted that Iran is meeting its obligations under an interim nuclear agreement, but declined to comment on allegations in a news report that Iran is breaching U.N. sanctions by continuing to procure equipment for a heavy-water plutonium reactor. Secretary of State John Kerry has stated that it would be “unacceptable” […]

‘Americans Have Very Clearly Surrendered’

Top Iranian leaders have been celebrating a recently inked extension in nuclear negotiations with the West, with leading military figures and politicians saying that the deal is a sign that the “Americans have very clearly surrendered to Iran’s might,” according to regional reports.   As negotiations in Vienna break up so that leaders from all sides […]

No easy ‘plan B’ for Iran if nuclear talks with major powers collapse

Iranian officials say they can turn to Beijing and Moscow if talks in Vienna fail to end Western sanctions, but with oil prices falling, China’s economy slowing and Russia in its own sanctions-induced slump, Tehran’s “plan B” hardly looks ideal.   Talks between Iran and six powers, which include China and Russia as well as […]