Contents tagged with Iran

  • Netanyahu: Israel’s actions in Syria are not directed against Assad’s army

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Syrian government troops were not originally the target of the Israeli Air Force, but were under attack because they opened fire on Israeli military aircraft.

    According to him, Tel Aviv sent a “clear message” to Damascus in advance, demanding that it not interfere with the Israeli Air Force’s attacks on Iranian military facilities in Syria.

    “Our actions are directed against Iranian targets in Syria, but if the Syrian army attacks us, we will …

  • Israeli missile destroys Russian anti-aircraft system in Syria

    The Israel Defense Force (IDF) released a video in which an Israeli Spike NLOS missile hits a Pantsir-S1 missile defense system, which was sent to Syria by Russia.

    The destroyed Pantsir system was at the Mezzeh military airbase (Damascus), which is located 3.8 km from the presidential palace of Bashar Assad.

    It was noted that the video was shot from a camera on the missile. When the missile approaches the defense system, the image disappears.

    “The IDF struck an SA22 aerial interception …

  • Iran launches missile attack on Israel from Syrian territory, Israel retaliates

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported that Iranian forces in Syria fired missiles at the positions of Israeli troops in the Golan Heights.

    According to the IDF press service, around midnight, about 20 missiles were fired at positions on the Golan Heights by Iranian Quds Force.

    A representative of the army added that some missiles were intercepted by Israel’s missile defense system.

    He noted that as of yet there is no information about losses or damage as a result of one of the most …

  • Israel puts troops in state of high alert

    Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has ordered local authorities to prepare bomb shelters. This was after the military noted “irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria,” the Jerusalem Post reported a military spokesman as saying.

    Additionally, the Israeli military was put on high alert and deployed air defense forces in the northern part of the country, the newspaper reported.

    “The IDF is prepared for various scenarios and warns that any aggression against Israel will be met with a severe …

  • Israel strikes Iranian military base in Syria

    The Israeli Air Force has carried out a missile attack on the military base in the town of Al-Kiswah near Damascus.

    Syrian state agency SANA reports, citing military sources, that Syrian air defense shot down two Israeli missiles. According to the agency no one was killed.

    The Arab media reports that Israeli strikes were aimed at Iranian military targets in Syria.

     According to unconfirmed reports, the Israeli warplanes destroyed an Iranian weapons convoy carrying missiles intended for …

  • Israeli minister threatens to overthrow Assad

    Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz threatened to overthrow and kill Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if he continues to allow Iran to operate out of Syria, the Israeli news outlet Ynet reports.

    The Israeli government accuses Iran, one of Syria’s primary allies, of striving to turn Syria into a hostile staging area. However, Israel promises to prevent this, even if it requires use of military force.

    “If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continues to allow the Iranians to operate out of …

  • Israel expresses readiness for war with Iran

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that his country will not allow Iran to have a "hostile" military presence on its northern borders.

    According to Netanyahu, Israel is even prepared to enter into a war with its neighbor if it sees Iran escalating aggression. Israel does not seek to aggravate the situation, but "is prepared for any scenario," the Minister stressed.

    "We are determined to block Iran's aggression against us, even if this means a struggle. Better now than later,” …

  • Macron and Putin discuss Iran nuclear program

    French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Iran’s nuclear program during a recently-held telephone conversation, as reported by the French President’s Press Office reported on this development.

    “The Presidents expressed their common desire to preserve the achievement of the 2015 agreement on Iran's nuclear energy,” said the statement.

    Macron also stressed that discussions regarding control of Iranian nuclear activity after 2025, Iran’s missile program, and …

  • International Atomic Energy Agency does not confirm Netanyahu’s accusation of Iran

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said that it “had no credible indications of activities in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009.” The IAEA Board of Directors concluded that the matter has been closed on the basis of a report submitted to it in 2015, according to a statement issued by the IAEA on Tuesday, May 1.

    This report was released the day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that his country had new evidence that …

  • Israel intends to stop Iran with the help of the United States

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is encouraged by the US readiness to lead and support a campaign against Iran's nuclear ambitions, RIA Novosti reported.

    On Sunday, April 29, Netanyahu met in Tel Aviv with the new US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who stated that the US administration has a "comprehensive Iranian strategy" that takes into account not only Tehran's nuclear project but also "non-nuclear" threats, including a military presence in Syria.

    "Iran must be stopped. …