Tagged with Iran

US imposes sanctions on Africa based Hezbollah members

BEIRUT: The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on an alleged Africa-based Hezbollah support network, a statement released Thursday said. It said the Treasury targeted Mustapha Fawaz, Fouzi Fawaz and Abdallah Tahini, all of whom are Lebanese-born men based in Nigeria, with sanctions designations. The Treasury also placed sanctions on a holding company, a supermarket … Continue reading

Senators unveil new bill challenging Obama on Iran

By Donna Cassata WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation Friday that would require a congressional review of any deal the Obama administration and other western powers strike with Iran on its nuclear program. The measure would mandate that President Barack Obama submit the text of any pact to Congress and bar … Continue reading

Americans had better pay attention to what Netanyahu has to say. So should Europe.

Prof. Phyllis Chesler Against President Obama’s wishes, PM Netanyahu will be addressing Congress about the extraordinary danger of a nuclear Iran. Obama’s administration wishes to deflect American concerns about the unenforceable deal it is negotiating with Shiite Iran by conducting a demonization campaign against Israel and its Prime Minister. I share Jonathan Tobin’s view that … Continue reading

Now we know who to believe on Iran

The Obama administration claimed Israel was misrepresenting its deal with the ayatollahs. Reports from Geneva indicate Israel’s concerns were all too accurate By David Horovitz In an op-ed on February 9, I suggested that Israel’s opposition leader, Isaac Herzog, should stand alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before Congress on March 3, to underline “their common conviction … Continue reading

Why is Barack Obama so Afraid of Benjamin Netanyahu?

Michael Lumish Barack Obama seems terrified of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu received an invitation to speak before Congress concerning the Iranian threat from Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, and he accepted. The problem is that Obama suspects that Netanyahu will stress the idea that Iran should not be allowed … Continue reading

#Iran to #Israel: We’ll Destroy Tel Aviv in 10 Minutes

By Ari Yashar Iran’s Revolutionary Guards fire a Saegheh missile (illustration) Reuters A senior figure in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Mujtabi Du Al-Nour, threatened on Saturday that Iran will destroy Tel Aviv in ten minutes if Israel “makes a mistake” and strikes the Islamic regime’s nuclear facilities. Al-Nour, who is a representative of Iranian Supreme … Continue reading

Where Saddam Hussein’s statue once stood in Baghdad, there’s now a portrait of Iran’s supreme leader

A billboard depicting the late Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was erected recently on the edge of Baghdad’s Firdaus Square. (Liz Sly/ The Washington Post) By Liz Sly Perhaps nothing illuminates more starkly the transformation underway in Iraq than the billboard depicting the late Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini erected recently on the edge of … Continue reading

Hezbollah’s other war with Israel

Ana Maria Luca Hezbollah retaliated last Wednesday for the Israeli attack on the Golan Heights that killed six Hezbollah members — including Imad Moughnieh’s son, Jihad — and six Iranian Revolutionary Guards. However, with Wednesday’s exchange of fire in the Shebaa Farms, which left at least three Israeli soldiers dead and several wounded, Hezbollah reportedly … Continue reading

Netanyahu Must Give That Speech on Iran

Rick Richman The importance of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s March 4 address to Congress extends far beyond its effect on his own country. That is apparent from the testimony of two former secretaries of state–Henry Kissinger and George Shultz–before the Senate Armed Services Committee on January 29. Kissinger told the committee that shifting the goal from … Continue reading