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  • Top US Defense official says Iran could produce ‘one bomb’s worth of fissile material’ in ‘about 12 days’

    02/28/2023 7:50:54 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Iran could now produce “one bomb’s worth of fissile material” in “about 12 days,” a top US Defense Department official said Tuesday. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl offered one of the most striking US government assessments to date of Iran’s “breakout time” as efforts to try to restore the Iran nuclear agreement remain halted and Tehran continues to breach the restrictions set out by the deal. Kahl said that “Iran’s nuclear progress since” the Trump administration withdrew the United States from the 2015 nuclear deal “has been remarkable.” “Back in 2018, when the previous administration decided to...
  • Biden now adapts the Trump policy on Iran: It's probably too much for them to admit that Trump was right

    02/06/2023 8:26:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/06/2023 | Kelly Haughton
    During President Barack Obama’s administration, the State Department worked to negotiate and implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as a method of limiting Iran’s nuclear ambitions for at least a while. Both Saudi Arabia and Israel see Iran as a threat and opposed the deal. But Obama, along with Secretary of State John Kerry, pushed on with the deal and signed it in 2015.In 2018, President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the JCPOA and instituted heavy sanctions on Iran. Trump saw the JCPOA as a bad deal and was closer to Israel and Saudi Arabia than the Obama...
  • Biden: Iran nuclear deal is ‘dead’ but White House won’t announce it

    12/20/2022 9:27:55 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/20/2022 | Steven Nelson
    WASHINGTON — President Biden said last month that the Iran nuclear deal “is dead” but added that “we are not going to announce it — long story,” according to a video that resurfaced Tuesday. Biden made the remark Nov. 4 to Iranian American protesters who trailed him to an event in California. “President Biden, could you please announce that JCPOA is dead? Can you just announce that?” a woman asks, using the formal acronym for the 2015 agreement that softened US policy toward Iran in exchange for promises that Tehran wouldn’t seek a nuclear bomb. “No,” Biden replied. “No? Why...
  • Exclusive - The Netanyahu Doctrine: An in-depth regional policy interview

    12/17/2022 12:35:32 AM PST · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Al Arabiya English ^ | 16 December ,2022: 09:22 PM GST
    Al Arabiya English Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing to become the Prime Minister of Israel for the third time. He has until December 21 to form a government before taking office. In a wide-ranging interview with a group of print and television journalists at Al Arabiya, Mr. Netanyahu discussed Israel’s relations with Arab states, the US alliance structure in the Middle East, unrest in Iran, Israel’s new hard-right government, the future of the US-brokered maritime border agreement with Lebanon, and the Russia-Ukraine war. Mr. Netanyahu reiterated the paramount importance of normalization with Saudi Arabia, which would be a “quantum leap” toward...
  • IAEA and protests blow up in Iran’s face - analysis

    11/21/2022 1:53:53 AM PST · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 20 Nov 2022 | YONAH JEREMY BOB
    The Islamic Republic could be faced with global snapback sanctions which would apply even to Russia and China. Iran is trying to maintain an uncompromising stance in every area, but is up against the wall more than it has been in prior years both regarding the IAEA nuclear standoff and in confronting domestic protests. Normally, when the Islamic Republic tries to govern its foreign and internal problems using an iron hand, those it is up against retreat or back down. What is unique now is that Tehran has pulled out the stops against both the IAEA and domestic protesters, and...
  • Nuclear watchdog says Iran enriching up to 60% at underground Fordow nuclear facility

    11/22/2022 11:44:54 PM PST · by blueplum · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 Nov 2022 | Tara John and Sugam Pokharel,
    Iran has begun producing uranium enriched up to 60% in its underground Fordow nuclear facility, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi said on Tuesday, bringing the country closer to weapons grade material. “Iran had started producing high enriched uranium – UF6 enriched up to 60% - using the existing two cascades of IR-6 centrifuge....
  • The Iran deal is dead. Long live the Iran deal

    11/12/2022 9:20:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2022 | Jazz Shaw
    This is the point in the story when we should probably summon Dr. McCoy to say, ‘he’s dead, Jim.’ The “he” in question would be the Iran nuclear deal, known around the White House as the JCPOA. The secretive, four-party talks that have been going on for well over a year never really came close to producing a functional deal, though most of us never heard any of the details. But now, at least according to one Trump administration official who was privy to the process, the entire thing is shut down with “no path forward.” The culprit is supposedly...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Announces In Berlin: Iran Nuclear Talks “Dead”

    09/12/2022 10:09:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Money Central ^ | 09/12/2022
    A senior Israeli official representing Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Monday declared that Iran talks are “dead”.The official called on Europe and the US on Monday to begin talking about demands for a “longer, stronger” nuclear agreement with Iran, saying current talks aimed at reviving a 2015 pact were dead after Jerusalem provided proof that Tehran had not been forthright during negotiations.Lapid and his top aides were in Berlin Monday, where the Israeli Prime Minister says he passed German Chancellor Olaf Scholz “sensitive and relevant intelligence information” on Iran’s nuclear program.The day prior, Germany, France, and the UK issued a...
  • Does Iran have a secret plutonium bomb program? - - JCPOA required Tehran to stop all plutonium production but there is good reason to believe it clandestinely continues

    09/11/2022 3:03:35 PM PDT · by elpadre · 16 replies ^ | September 9, 2022 | Stephen Bryen
    The UN’s IAEA has reported that Iran has 55.6 kilograms (122.6 pounds) of 60% enriched uranium. The body says this means Iran is able to produce up to 25 kg (55 lbs) of 90% enriched uranium, enough for a nuclear bomb. The real story could be even more concerning. Consider the hoary phrase, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” Similarly, there’s more than one way to make a nuclear bomb. The Union of Concerned Scientists has said that it might be possible to produce a fission-type nuclear weapon with as little as 15kg (33 lbs) of highly...
  • Oberlin College’s 'Professor of Peace' endorsed fatwa to murder Salman Rushdie

    08/27/2022 10:14:48 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/13/22 | Benjamin Weinthal
    An Islamic studies academic dubbed the "Professor of Peace" at Oberlin College in Ohio endorsed the campaign to assassinate U.S. and British writer Salman Rushdie because the famous novelist depicted the Muslim prophet Muhammad irreverently. A 24-year-old man named Hadi Matar allegedly stabbed Rushdie on Friday in the neck and liver during the author’s speech in Chautauqua, New York. Rushdie is on a ventilator and cannot talk. According to law enforcement officials, Matar’s social media footprint showed that he was a fan of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization. Matar was also sympathetic to radical Shia...
  • Critics call for Biden to 'immediately end' Iran nuclear talks following attempted murder of Salman Rushdie

    08/13/2022 5:59:34 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Fox news ^ | 08/13/2022 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The attempted murder of author Salman Rushdie prompted social media users, including several members of Congress, to voice criticism of the Biden administration’s pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran in light of the country’s past support of a fatwa against Rushdie’s life. "Iran has offered a bounty to anyone who assassinates Salman Rushdie," Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted on Friday. "Today he was stabbed in America. Why is Biden still negotiating a ‘deal' with these terrorists in Tehran?"
  • Iran declares it can use nuclear missiles to turn 'New York into hellish ruins'

    08/02/2022 7:16:19 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 2022 | Benjamin Weinthal 
    Iran boasts about its nuke program: 'When Will Iran’s Sleeping Warheads Awaken' The Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Saturday said that it can develop a nuclear weapon within a rapid-fire amount of time and obliterate New York with ballistic missiles. The London-based Iran International news organization reported that the Bisimchi Media (Radioman Media) Telegram Channel aired a short video titled, "When Will Iran’s Sleeping Warheads Awaken." The video said the Islamic Republic of Iran is capable of building nuclear bombs in a compressed period of time "if the US or the Zionist regime make any stupid mistakes."
  • Iranian IRGC senior missile engineer killed - report

    07/25/2022 5:46:24 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/24/22 | JPost Staff
    An Iranian senior missile engineer died in southern Iran several days ago, according to a report by an Iranian dissident group published on Saturday night. Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps engineer Said Thamardar Mutlak was described in alleged funeral announcements shared by the National Iranian Congress as having been made a shahid (martyr) and murdered in Shiraz. The report stated that Iranian authorities did not want news of the death to be published, and that Mutlak’s family had been threatened not to share the news. Did Iran hint to alleged assassination? “Cowardly assassination of heroes of our scientific prowess didn’t help...
  • Report: Iran Plots to Kill Trump

    07/16/2022 1:41:11 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 16 July 2022 10:13 AM EDT | Jack Gournell
    A recent intelligence leak report indicates that Iran is plotting to kill or capture former President Donald Trump as well as former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.According to the Mirror, Iran is seeking to avenge the death of its beloved commander, Major General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a drone strike two years ago.The claim comes after a recent National Counterterrorism Center report, which said Iran is "waging a multi-pronged campaign against select U.S. officials."The report also mentioned threats of international legal maneuvering, the issuance of Iranian arrest warrants, as well as sanctions, and lethal action.Soleimani was considered one...
  • US leaks of Israeli covert ops against Iran eroding trust, security ahead of Biden visit to region

    07/11/2022 5:34:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | Updated: July 10, 2022 - 11:10pm | By Aaron Kliegman
    Many observers believe leaking this information is tied to the Biden administration's efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. As President Biden prepares to visit Israel and Saudi Arabia next week, experts and former officials are warning that an often-overlooked issue risks undermining efforts to increase cooperation among U.S. allies in the Middle East. That issue is anonymous U.S. officials consistently leaking information to the media about alleged covert Israeli operations against Iran, from targeted killings to explosions at nuclear sites. "It's a sign of extraordinary incompetence and unprofessionalism from Biden and his foreign policy team," said Fred Fleitz,...
  • Russia condemns Israel 3 times in 1 day

    06/16/2022 9:21:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 29 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 6/15/22 | Israel National News
    Russia summons Israeli Ambassador following airstrike on Damascus airport attributed to Israel Israeli Ambassador to Russia Alex Ben-Zvi was summoned for a reprimand by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov following last week's attack on the Damascus airport Bogdanov protested to the ambassador and claimed that the attack caused damage at the civil and humanitarian level and that he also claimed that the justification for the attack provided Israel was not convincing and therefore Russia was awaiting clarifications.
  • Guess who scores billion$$$ in Biden's Iran deal?

    04/08/2022 8:09:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2022 | Ed Morrissey
    Who benefits most from Joe Biden’s obsessive pursuit of a renewed JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran? Tehran’s mullahs, obviously, as well as the IRGC when Biden orders them removed from the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations. But coming in a close second will be Vladimir Putin and the Russian oligarchs that support him, as Adam Kredo outlines at the Washington Free Beacon this morning:Several of Russia’s top state-controlled nuclear companies stand to gain billions of dollars in revenue as part of a new nuclear accord with Iran that will waive sanctions on these firms so that they can build...
  • Israel Hopes Nuke Talks Collapse With Biden's Refusal to Remove Iran’s Guards From Terror List

    04/09/2022 4:53:45 PM PDT · by EBH · 6 replies
    Haaertz ^ | 4/9/22 | Jonathan Lis
    Israel sees the likely U.S. decision to refuse Iran’s demand to remove its Revolutionary Guards from its terror blacklist, as reported Saturday by the Washington Post, as a sign of success of concentrated lobbying efforts in recent weeks, led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid. While U.S. President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken are leading talks in Washington to reach a final decision on the matter, an informed Israeli source told Haaretz that Israel expects Biden to make the announcement soon. "It's not final, but that's where it's headed," the source said. The...
  • Rand Paul: Promoting negotiations over war doesn’t make you a Putin sympathizer (Major speech)

    04/01/2022 9:00:05 AM PDT · by RandFan · 36 replies
    Responsible Statecraft ^ | March 31 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Republican Senator Rand Paul told a friendly audience of conservatives Thursday that he is standing firm on his principles as a constitutional restrainer, and while he thinks Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is wrong and unjustified, he does not think that military escalation or regime change policies — or even sanctions with no defined goals — are right. “If you say you don’t want to get involved in this war … people immediately think you’re on the other side, that you’re sympathetic with the other side,” he told the “Up from Chaos” foreign policy conference in Washington. “I have not sympathized...
  • Markets await Ukraine compromise, avoid minefields ---- Gold and oil are back to pre-war levels, suggesting that ‘nuclear’ sanctions didn’t detonate

    03/15/2022 7:01:39 PM PDT · by elpadre · 14 replies ^ | March 16, 2022 | David P. Goldman
    The prices of risk hedges against “nuclear” sanctions and their knock-on effects shrank back to pre-war levels as Russia continues to sell oil and gas, and major trading nations continue to use the American dollar as the main instrument of exchanges. Fears of a dislocated energy market and a rush out of dollars following the seizure of half of Russia’s $630 billion in foreign exchange reserves haven’t materialized, as both the United States and Russia showed a certain amount of restraint. Oil fell sharply March 15 after Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the United States had accepted Russian...