Iran nuclear talks to resume ‘soon’ after modest gains in Vienna – Al Jazeera

European diplomats are calling the adjournment of nuclear talks with Iran ‘a disappointing pause’. But they said some technical progress has been made. This is the seventh round of negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. Al Jazeera’s @Dorsa Jabbari reports from Vienna, Austria.

Gantz: I told the US I’ve ordered the IDF to prepare a strike against Iran

Defense minister says US still aligned with Israel, but has ‘broader priorities’ in region; senior defense official says attack on Iran will be hard without coordinating with US Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Friday that he notified US officials during meetings this week in Washington that he had instructed the Israel Defense Forces to prepareContinue reading “Gantz: I told the US I’ve ordered the IDF to prepare a strike against Iran”

Iranian commander says Israel can start the war, but Iran will end it – Tasnim

A top Iranian commander said on Thursday that if Israel starts a war, Iran will be the one to end it. “Any mistake by Israel in dealing with Tehran will accelerate its destruction,” IRGC Commander of Aerospace Force Amir Ali Hajizadeh was reported as saying by semi-official media Tasnim. Israel has pressed for a tougherContinue reading “Iranian commander says Israel can start the war, but Iran will end it – Tasnim”

Israel Gave U.S. Two-hour Notice on Iran Attack. CIA ‘Demanded Answers’

New York Times reports that the attack at Iran’s Natanz nuclear enrichment facility – for which Israel never took responsibility – reflected Netanyahu’s distrust of the Biden administration Israel gave the United States less than two hours’ warning of its plans to attack Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility in April, reflecting then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policyContinue reading “Israel Gave U.S. Two-hour Notice on Iran Attack. CIA ‘Demanded Answers’”

Netanyahu urged Trump to attack Iran after he lost the presidency — report

General Mark Milley said to have battled against former US president’s push for a missile strike, facing down his ‘circle of Iran hawks,’ including VP Pence and the then-Israeli PM Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Donald Trump to launch a military strike against Iran after it was clear that the former US president hadContinue reading “Netanyahu urged Trump to attack Iran after he lost the presidency — report”

Conservative cleric Raisi elected Iran’s president

Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi easily won Friday’s presidential election in Iran, recording 62% of the vote with more than 90% of ballots counted. Why it matters: Currently the head of Iran’s judiciary, Raisi is a close confidant of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and has the support of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). His victory solidifies himContinue reading “Conservative cleric Raisi elected Iran’s president”

Israel Bombs Syria Positions After Missile Lands Near Nuclear Site

Israel has targeted a number of positions in southern Syria after a missile landed in the direction of a secretive nuclear facility. “A short while ago, surface-to-air missile fire was identified from Syria, which landed in the Negev area,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement sent to Newsweek on Wednesday, early Thursday local time. SirensContinue reading “Israel Bombs Syria Positions After Missile Lands Near Nuclear Site”

US sanctions inflicted $1 trillion damage on Iran’s economy: FM

After the US lifts sanctions and rejoins the JCPOA, Iran will expect some form of compensation, foreign minister Zarif says. Unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States inflicted $1 trillion worth of damage on Iran’s economy and Tehran expects compensation, its foreign minister said. Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday after the US takes actionContinue reading “US sanctions inflicted $1 trillion damage on Iran’s economy: FM”

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