Contents tagged with Iran

  • Berlin admits it cannot protect German companies from US sanctions on Iran

    Germany does not see any simple opportunities to protect its businesses from the new sanctions which Washington may place on Iran in the next three months, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told Bild in an interview.“I don’t see a simple solution for protecting our companies from all risks related to sanctions in the US,” Maas observed.

    He added that the European Union, whose companies have made a large number of deals with Iran following the lifting of the sanction regime in 2016, intends to …

  • Dozens of Iranian and Syrian soldiers killed during Israeli strike in Syria

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in London reports that at least 27 members of armed groups were killed as a result of Israeli missile strikes on sites in Syria during the night of May 10.

    "At least 27 pro-regime [of Bashar al-Assad] fighters were killed: six Syrian soldiers and 21 foreign fighters, including 11 Iranians," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

    The Center earlier reported the deaths of 23 people during the strike, without specifying …

  • Iran threatens to 'level Tel-Aviv and Haifa to the ground'

    Following the Israeli Air Force attack on Iranian positions in Syria, a member of the Iranian Council of Experts, Ahmad Khatami stated after the Friday prayer that Iran will destroy the largest city in Israel - Tel Aviv and Haifa.

    According to him, Iran can "level these cities to the ground" even without nuclear weapons, only thanks to the power of Iran’s missiles.

    "We do not talk about a nuclear bomb, but on the contrary, our policy is a deterrent policy, every day Iran's missile power is …

  • 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,” …