Top U.S. Commander: Sanctions on Iran Not Working

Iran’s behavior poses the greatest risk to stability in the Middle East, the commander of U.S. Central Command warned on Tuesday. In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis said, “Iran remains the single-most significant regional threat to stability and prosperity.” Mattis, the top U.S. Commander in the Middle […]

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Ehud Barak

Israel Almost Attacked Iran 8 Months Ago

In an interview Tuesday with the Daily Telegraph, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that Israel almost attacked Iran eight months ago – but that the “moment of truth” was postponed after Iran redirected part of its enriched uranium to civilian uses. Without that decision, a confrontation with Iran would have almost certainly developed, said Barak. […]

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A section of the Parchin military facility in Iran

Image Suggests More Suspicious Activity at Parchin Military Facility In Iran

A new satellite image suggests that additional suspicious activity may be occurring at the Parchin site in Iran, according to a report by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS). The new GeoEye image dated August 15, 2012 shows that additional suspicious activity may be occurring at a building suspected of housing high explosive […]

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Iran's Head of Atomic Energy Organization Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani

Explosion Cut Power to Iran’s Centrifuges

Iran has accused the IAEA of reporting information that allowed “terrorists” to cut electricity to centrifuges at its Fordow nuclear plant in mid-August. The Islamic Republic’s official news agency quoted Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani, the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), as saying, “We found a tiny explosive material placed inside the vacuum equipment […]

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran’s War Games Showed Missile Accuracy

Iran’s war games this month showcased missiles with improved accuracy and firing capabilities, The Associated Press reported on Friday, based on Iranian media reports. Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards conducted the exercise in the central desert, firing ballistic missiles including a long-range variety meant to deter an Israeli or U.S. attack. The targets were models of […]

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A-Jad Goes Nuclear

Ahmadinejad: Iran Has No Fear

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Tehran has no intention of building nuclear weapons – but fear is not the reason. Ahmadinejad’s comments ahead of June 18-19 talks with world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program marked a toughening of rhetoric. The P5+1 – the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany – want […]

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Iran Balks at the Nuclear Talks

Iran once again has refuted optimistic predictions that meaningful progress would be made on the core issues at stake in the on-again, off-again nuclear negotiations. In two days of talks in Baghdad, Tehran rejected the Western proposal for resolving the nuclear impasse and agreed only to continue the talks in Moscow on June 18–19. After […]

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Baghdad Nuclear Talks

Iran Declares ‘Impasse’ in Nuclear Talks

Iran on Thursday rejected the proposal from the P5+1 in talks over its controversial nuclear program. Tehran and the P5+1 – the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany – were in the second day of talks in Baghdad seeking to resolve international concerns over Iran’s nuclear program. The P5+1 plan reportedly […]

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