Tagged with nuclear

Surprise Attack on Iran: Can Israel Do It?

Thomas Saether According to a report in March by the Israeli daily Haaretz, Israel continues to prepare for a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Quoting anonymous members of the Knesset who were present during hearings on the military budget, officials in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) have allegedly received instructions to continue preparing for a … Continue reading

Obama, the Bomb and the Fatwa

Written by : Amir Taheri When lobbying to prevent further sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, US President Barack Obama often refers to a fatwa, an Islamic religious opinion. According to Obama, the fatwa supposedly issued by “Supreme Guide” Ali Khamenei, confirms Tehran’s claims that its nuclear program is entirely peaceful. Obama does not … Continue reading

US General Warns America Must Take Out Iran

Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense calls Iran existential threat, says US should lead attack or at least aid Israeli strike. By Ari Yashar The interim agreement between Iran and Western powers last November is a “farce,” according to Lieutenant General (ret.) William G. “Jerry” Boykin. The former senior military official warned that the US … Continue reading

Intel Chief: Iran Will Have ICBM By 2015

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff Iran will have inter-continental ballistic missiles by 2015, a top intelligence official told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday. “I think when the Chairman [of the Joint Chiefs of Staff] talked about our assessment being in the 2015 timeframe, given the development that we’ve seen, that’s accurate,” Defense Intelligence Agency … Continue reading

Thanks Obama: Pay Day for the Mullahs

by Joseph Klein Iran is receiving $550 million of its frozen oil revenues under the interim nuclear deal the Obama administration has pushed forward with Iran. The United States “helped facilitate the transfer” of the funds to Iran through unnamed foreign banks according to Reuters, citing a U.S. Treasury spokeswoman.  Iran’s official IRNA news agency … Continue reading

Tehran has capacity to break out to bomb if it wishes, intelligence chief James Clapper tells Senate, but would be detected if it tried to do so By Marissa Newman Janu Read more: Iran can now build and deliver nukes, US intel reports

Tehran has capacity to break out to bomb if it wishes, intelligence chief James Clapper tells Senate, but would be detected if it tried to do so By Marissa Newman Iran now has all the technical infrastructure to produce nuclear weapons should it make the political decision to do, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper … Continue reading

The Iranian Threat & Obama’s Deception

by Joseph Klein President Obama misled the American people in his January 28th State of the Union address regarding what Iran is required to do under the six-month interim nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 nations – the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, … Continue reading

Iran: The Drive for Nuclear Weapons

by Andrew Harrod “Iran is now at the last lap of the nuclear marathon,” Ambassador Yoram Ettinger, former Israeli Minister for Congressional Affairs, stated during a January 14, 2014, conference call.  Sponsored by the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) after a January 8 EMET/Center for Security Policy (CSP) panel on Iran (video here), the two policy discussions … Continue reading

Forget Syria. Target Iran

Daniel Pipes |  Here’s advice to the members of the United States Congress as they are asked to endorse an American-led attack on the government of Syria: Start your analysis by establishing priorities. In terms of the danger it poses, the Syrian regime’s chemical arsenal pales compared to the nuclear weapons now under construction in … Continue reading

Let’s talk Iran

Farid Ghadry   Just show me one Iranian-American or Iranian dissident who feels confident enough that his/her work will result in regime change after watching the dithering on Syria that caused over 100,000 to die and Assad gassing his people. Just parade for all to see any Iranian-American or Iranian dissident who will seek regime … Continue reading

Will Obama Bomb Iran?

On this point President Obama has been emphatic: Iran will not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon on his watch. “There should be no doubt,” said the president in 2010, that “the United States and the international community are determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.” All options, we’re frequently told, are on … Continue reading

Good Luck getting Obama to focus on Iran

By Jonathan Tobin After months in which the Iranian quest for nuclear weapons has been pushed to the back burner even on foreign-policy issues, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting an uphill battle in his effort to get the Obama administration to pay attention to the threat. But Netanyahu is doing his best to … Continue reading

Tehran’s new face on same old murky policies

IF anyone seriously believes that Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rouhani will be empowered to make a difference, they’re dreaming. The media refers to this conservative Khomeini loyalist cleric as a reformist or a moderate. When compared with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose bordering on lunatic, then yes. But it’s naïve in the extreme to suppose that Iran’s Supreme … Continue reading