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  • One week to ‘finish the job’ in Iran nuclear talks

    11/16/2014 6:44:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Gulf News ^ | November 16, 2014
    One week to ‘finish the job’ in Iran nuclear talks ‘Failure would be a dangerous scenario for the entire world’ AFP Published: 14:30 November 16, 2014 Gulf News Vienna: Iran and six world powers begin a final round of talks in Vienna on Tuesday aiming to overcome significant remaining differences and agree a historic nuclear deal by a November 24 deadline. “There’s still a big gap. We may not be able to get there,” US President Barack Obama warned last Sunday. After 12 years of rising tensions, threats of war and failed diplomacy this accord would silence for good fears...
  • Iran's Letter to Obama: Thanks for the Nukes!

    11/15/2014 9:57:43 AM PST · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Friday, November 14, 2014 | Noah Beck
    Dear President Obama, You’ve been a great friend for the last six years and, to express our appreciation, we’d like to acknowledge some of your many helpful actions: 1) In 2009, our presidential election results were so dubious that millions of brave, pro-democracy protesters risked their lives to demonstrate throughout our country. When our Basij paramilitary force brutalized them, you kept your response irrelevantly mild for the sake of “engaging” us. That surely helped Iranians understand the risks of protesting our “free” election of 2012 (involving our eight handpicked candidates). It was indeed a very orderly rubberstamp. 2) After eight...
  • Obama writes private letter to Iranian leader

    11/07/2014 4:47:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 6, 2014 | Major Garrett
    By/Major Garrett/CBS News/November 6, 2014, 9:23 PM Obama writes private letter to Iranian leader WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials confirm President Obama sent a letter to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in mid-October, as first reported in the Wall Street Journal. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest would neither confirm nor deny the letter's existence. "I'm not in a position to discuss private correspondence between the president and any world leader," Earnest said Thursday. When asked about secret negotiations with Khamenei, Iran's top political and religious leader, Earnest said the White House "also" conducts private briefings with key members of Congress...
  • As Deadline Nears, Khamenei Lays Out Impossible Red Lines for Nuclear Talks (190,000 centrifuges)

    10/12/2014 6:52:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 12, 2014 1:42 pm
    Some six weeks before the conclusion of crucial nuclear talks between P5+1 world powers and Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a Twitter feed he is believed to operate, posted a graphic laying out 11 non-negotiable “red lines,” beyond which his country’s negotiators would, presumably, not budge. “During the past year, Ayatollah Khamenei, in line with his support for the Iranian negotiators, has also stressed on the Iranian nation’s rights and has called it necessary to observe the red lines in the course of the nuclear talks,” the infographic, which was posted on Sunday, said. The talks with the P5+1 include...
  • Obama Wants Iran to Have Nukes

    10/07/2014 10:34:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/07/14 | Alan Caruba
    Obama simply does not get it or refuses to do so. His failure puts us closer to a nuclear cataclysm with every passing day The President’s lack of attention and indifference to years of intelligence reports and analysis is leading to a potential horror in which Iran fulfills its quest to make its own nuclear weapons. It already has the missile capacity to deliver them throughout the Middle East and to Europe. On October 6th Secretary of State John Kerry received a letter signed by 354 members of the House of Representatives that said in part “We are concerned that...
  • Report: Two dead after explosion in Iranian nuclear facility

    10/06/2014 2:50:15 PM PDT · by knak · 7 replies
    jerusalem post ^ | 10/6/14 | jp
    The incident occurred at the Parchin military compound, not far from the Iranian capital, according to the Iranian Students News Agency. Two workers were killed in an explosion that took place at a military explosives factory southeast of Tehran, near the suspected nuclear reactor in Parchin, IRNA, the official Iranian news agency, reported Monday. The agency quoted Iran’s Defense Industries Organization, which said a fire occurred Sunday night, killing two people. The agency did not provide additional information. The semi-official ISNA news agency also reported that an explosion occurred at a military base near Tehran, killing two people. “Unfortunately, two...
  • Report: At Least 2 Dead in Explosion at Iranian Nuclear Plant

    10/06/2014 6:15:07 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 96 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/2014 | Ari Soffer
    Iranian sites claim large explosion heard 'several kilometers away', shattered windows as far as 15 kilometers from blast. An explosion at Iran's Parchin nuclear plant has killed at least two people, according to Iranian media reports. The plant is located close to the Iranian capital Tehran, and the explosion has triggering speculation over a possible sabotage or assassination. The semi-official Isna news agency claimed the explosion took place after a fire erupted in an "explosive materials production unit".
  • Iran Nuclear Facilities Hacked, Stations Made To Play AC/DC

    08/08/2014 12:30:42 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies
    nextpowerup.com ^ | August 8, 2014 10:36 PDT | Seth Fitzgerald
    The Stuxnet virus reportedly created by the combined forces of the American and Israeli governments ravaged Iran's nuclear program between 2009 and 2010, destroying thousands of machines and effectively crippling the country's nuclear efforts.But this wasn't enough for the attackers. They wanted to show what real power was like.And so they made the facilities' hijacked work stations play AC/DC."There was also some music playing randomly on several of the workstations during the middle of the night with the volume maxed out," wrote an Iranian scientist in an email. "I believe it was the American band AC-DC Thunderstruck. It was...
  • Rubio: Iran Nuclear Negotiations a ‘Disaster’

    07/29/2014 4:28:07 PM PDT · by mgist · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/29/14 | Free Beacon Staff
    BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff July 29, 2014 12:28 pm Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) blasted U.S. nuclear negotiations with Iran Tuesday, saying the rolling back of sanctions and allowance of the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism to enrich uranium constituted a “dangerous national security failure.” “This entire thing is a disaster,” Rubio said. “It’s not just an embarrassing diplomatic failure. This is a dangerous national security failure, in my opinion.” News broke earlier this month that nuclear talks were extended until November as the sides sought a more comprehensive deal. During that time, however, the U.S. will give Iran...
  • White House Misstated Iran's Postion: 'We Won't Dismantle Anything'

    01/22/2014 4:14:35 PM PST · by Zionista Feminista · 15 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | January 22, 2014 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In a televised interview on Wednesday, Jan. 22, Iran’s foreign minister said that a fact sheet distributed by the White House mischaracterized what Iran agreed to do in the Interim Nuclear Agreement. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, told CNN’s chief national security correspondent that the Obama administration “tried to create a false impression” by claiming that Iran had agreed to “dismantle” the machinery that enabled it to enrich uranium above five percent. The Iranian diplomat said that he was “not interested” in playing verbal games, while the White House was engaged in “underplaying its concessions and overplaying Iranian commitments.”...
  • Iran reportedly sends two warships to Atlantic

    01/21/2014 8:19:32 AM PST · by SpinnerWebb · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 21, 2014 | Associated Press
    Two Iranian warships set sail Tuesday for the Atlantic Ocean on their navy's first-ever mission there, state TV reported. The voyage comes amid an ongoing push by Iran to demonstrate the ability to project power across the Middle East and beyond. The report said that the destroyer Sabalan and the logistic helicopter carrier Khark will be dispatched on a three-month voyage. "The warships will have task of securing shipping routes as well as training new personnel," the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Iran's navy chief Admiral Habibollah Sayyari as saying.
  • Poll: Two Thirds of Israelis Think Obama Will Let Iran Go Nuclear

    01/20/2014 9:48:39 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 23 replies
    www.truthrevolt.org via Drudge ^ | 1.20.2014 | Truth Revolt
    According to new poll, a huge majority of Israelis do not trust President Obama with regard to Iran, and believe Obama will allow Iran to go nuclear. Only 22 percent of Israeli voters believed that Obama would “ensure that Iran does not achieve a nuclear weapon.” Almost two-thirds of Israelis thought that statement was untrue, and 15 percent gave no answer. President Obama has just a 33 percent favorable rating in Israel, as opposed to a 50 percent disapproval rating. Even those who favor Obama are split evenly on whether or not he will prevent Iran from going nuclear. Obama’s...
  • Iran Laughs at Obama as He Says "Give Peace a Chance"

    01/16/2014 4:37:13 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 16 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/16/14 | Mike Miller
    Iranians honor man who killed hundreds of Americans and say full steam ahead on nuclear weapons despite Obama claim! So, Obama's bragging about the deal with Iran on Tuesday and said "give peace a chance." Perhaps Obama remembers the John Lennon song of the same name during his pot smoking days in that stoner choom gang he belonged to in Hawaii. But as details emerge, it now appears that the deal with Iran is even worse than first thought. It now appears that Obama, who claimed that his Administration would be the most transparent in history, inked a secret side...
  • Feeling US snub, Saudis strengthen ties elsewhere

    12/29/2013 4:40:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29, 2013 1:05 PM EST | Adam Schreck and Lori Hinnant
    Increasingly vocal in its frustration over U.S. policies in the Mideast, Saudi Arabia is strengthening ties elsewhere, seeking out an alignment that will bolster its position after it was pushed to the sidelines this year. It may find a solution in France, whose president is ending the year with 24 hours of high-level meetings with the Saudi leadership in a visit intended to showcase commercial and diplomatic strength. […] The Saudis also watch with trepidation at the warming ties between Iran and the West. The way the nuclear talks were handled—with U.S. officials secretly meeting their Iranian counterparts before more...
  • Spinning White House Yarns and Iranian Nukes

    12/19/2013 7:55:59 AM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 2 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | December 19, 2013 | Melanie Sturm
    Unable to ignore millions of cancellation letters and a rare presidential apology, fact-checkers at PolitiFact and the Washington Post designated “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it” as their “Lie of the Year.” Reeling from Obamacare’s deceptive sales tactics, Americans dread its fallout but know that our system allows us to Think Again. We can repeal and replace bad laws. But we can’t reverse the fall-out from Iranian nukes, which explains President Kennedy’s warning that while “domestic policy can defeat us, foreign policy can kill us.” It also explains the backlash from allies and Congress against...
  • Kerry: Israel will be safer the day Iran deal is implemented

    12/07/2013 10:38:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/7/13 | Michael Wilne
    US Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated on Sunday that Israel will be safer the day the recently-reached deal on Iran´s nuclear issue is implemented. Kerry, addressing the Brookings Institution´s annual Saban Forum, recognized Israel´s concern over Tehran´s disputed nuclear ambitions, saying the possibility of a weaponized nuclear Iran stood as an existential threat to Israel. "We will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon. Period. Not now, not ever," he said.
  • Obama: Judea and Samaria Must Not be 'Gaza 2'

    12/07/2013 5:21:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama said at the Saban Forum on Saturday that there must not be another Gaza in the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria. Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005, as part of the “Disengagement”. This resulted in Hamas taking over the region and escalating rocket attacks at southern Israel. Obama warned that in the event of a final agreement between Israel and the PA, there would be a "transition period" to ensure that Judea and Samaria does not become a security threat akin to Hamas-ruled Gaza. He said that the PA would have to accept...
  • Why is Iran Developing ICBMs?

    12/03/2013 6:52:44 AM PST · by LSUfan · 80 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 3 Dec 13 | TerrorTrends
    Why is Iran working on Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles? There is no possible peaceful purpose for ballistic missiles. Iran may claim that their nuclear program is peaceful, but they cannot possibly make that claim when it comes to ballistic missiles. The only reason to have ballistic missiles is to target enemies with high explosives and WMD. Iran’s Shehab-3 Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles have sufficient range to hit Israel, Saudi Arabia and US bases in Afghanistan, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait and Turkey. Why are the Iranians working with the North Koreans on multi-stage Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs)? Who might the Iranians be...
  • Kerry Defends Deal with Iran

    11/30/2013 10:47:25 AM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    Amidst concerns that the US may have yielded too much in order to reach an agreement with Iran, US Secretary of State John Kerry stridently defended his achievement saying “we drove a hard bargain.” “First, let me point out that this is the first agreement this country has reached with Iran since the Shah was overthrown in 1979,” Kerry boasted. “This is more than the five Administrations between then and the current Obama Administration have been able to accomplish.” “Second, the amount that we have to pay Iran to refrain from developing a nuclear weapon is very reasonable,” Kerry argued....
  • Iran's Rouhani: "We Are Not Dismantling Our Nuclear Facilities; Iran Will Maintain ...

    11/29/2013 1:55:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 29, 2013
    Complete Headline: Iran's Rouhani: "We Are Not Dismantling Our Nuclear Facilities; Iran Will Maintain Its Uranium Enrichment Programme" In case there was any confusion just how "historic" last week's agreement with Iran, loudly trumpeted by the Obama administration as the most "historic" since Syria in a, well, long time, truly was in terms of curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions, here is the explanation straight from the horse's mouth i.e., Iran president Hassan Rouhani who spoke today in an interview with the FT. "Mr Rouhani struck a tough line on Iran’s expectations over a comprehensive nuclear deal to be negotiated following...
  • Faith-Based Negotiations: When liberals meet mullahs

    11/29/2013 12:53:19 PM PST · by mojito · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/9/2013 | REUEL MARC GERECHT
    ...Following in the footsteps of Ayatollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, Ali Khamenei tries to steal the charisma attached to Shiism’s magical imams and fuse it to the raw, coercive power of a twentieth-century totalitarian dictator. Like his predecessor as supreme leader, Khamenei sees Islam as under siege from the West, and especially the United States. “In the military, political, and economic wars, in every arena where there is a test of strength, you, the believer, must stand firm against the enemy [the United States], your will must overcome the determination of the enemy,” he told his militant audience...
  • The List: Obama's Two Hundred and Fifty-Third Week in Office

    11/29/2013 9:52:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 11/29/13 | Nachum
    Obama's Two Hundred and Fifty-Third Week in Office11/28/2013Community Organizer to the WorldObama: We´ll spend today like many of youPresident pitches in for Thanksgiving: Obamas continue family tradition by handing out food to the poor... and boxes of White House M&MsWhite House Slam GOP's Food Stamp Reforms in Thanksgiving MessageObama and Israel, Year 5Report: Obama asks Netanyahu to 'take a breather' from vocal criticism of Geneva dealObamanomicsDisturbing truth behind Obama's travel junkets; Spending totals hundreds of millionsThe Bitcoin Parabola Continues: Up 10% In 12 Hours, Hits $1170'Wave Of Disaster' Threatens U.S. Mortgage Market "I Work At McDonalds, But I Can't Afford...
  • Obama Told Netanyahu: Don't be So Vocal About Iran Deal

    11/28/2013 8:11:19 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama has reportedly asked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to stop being so vocal with his criticism of the deal reached between Iran and the West, reports The Washington Post. The newspaper’s columnist David Ignatius wrote on Thursday, “Obama has asked Netanyahu to take a breather from his clamorous criticism and send to Washington a team that can explore with U.S. officials a sound end-state strategy.” .....
  • Netanyahu vows to banish ‘darkness’ of Iran nuclear program

    11/28/2013 11:59:56 AM PST · by Mean Daddy · 25 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 28, 2013 | JOSHUA DAVIDOVICH
    Melding the Hanukkah holiday and foreign affairs, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu solemnly vowed to act as a “light unto the nations” and act against Iran’s nuclear program should diplomacy fail Thursday night. Speaking at the Western Wall for a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony, Netanyahu compared Iran’s nuclear program to a darkness that would be forced out by Israel, referencing a popular children’s song for the holiday.
  • Iran’s Rouhani: Nuke Plan ‘Continues Today and Will Continue Tomorrow’

    11/26/2013 11:06:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 06:46 PM | Cynthia Fagen
    In a speech marking his 100th day in office, Iran’s president vowed Tuesday to continue enriching uranium, despite the historic Geneva deal with the United States and other world powers to halt its nuclear program for six months, The Hill reported on Tuesday. In a series of tweets, President Hassan Rouhani boasted that Iran got the best deal; the loosening of limited sanctions and the continuation of its nuclear enrichment program. …
  • Source: Netanyahu Scolded Obama in Phone Call on Iran Deal

    11/25/2013 4:09:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Peace ^ | 11/25/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    "The prime minister made it clear to the most powerful man on earth that if he intends to stay the most powerful man on earth, it´s important to make a change in American policy because the practical result of his current policy is liable to lead him to the same failure that the Americans absorbed in North Korea and Pakistan, and Iran could be next in line." That was the message conveyed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to President Barack Obama in a private telephone call Sunday to discuss the interim deal on Iran´s nuclear program, according to a...
  • Iranian President Rouhani: 'Iran's nuclear rights recognised'

    11/24/2013 4:57:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 24, 2013
    Iran has reached an agreement with world powers over its nuclear activities. In a televised address, the Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, welcomed the deal, saying the country had the right to continue its uranium enrichment programme.
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Worst News Since Hitler Appeasement

    11/25/2013 4:21:50 PM PST · by raptor22 · 76 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Iran: The nuclear deal with Tehran is right out of the Neville Chamberlain appeasement playbook. A straight line can be drawn from President Obama's 2009 overture to Islamists and this historic misjudgment. The Great Appeaser, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, is best known for his September 1938 "peace for our time" speech hailing the Munich Agreement. But six months later, even after Kristallnacht and just after the Munich-breaking Czechoslovakia occupation, he was still denying reality. "I hoped in going to Munich to find out by personal contact what was in Herr Hitler's mind," Chamberlain said in March 1939, quoting the...
  • Breaking: Iran Deal Has Been Reached

    11/23/2013 6:16:00 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 344 replies
    Chad Pergram ^ | 11/23/13 | Chad Pergram
    Secretary of State John Kerry confirms there is a deal on Iran's nuclear program in Geneva.
  • Kerry Tries to Rally Support for Iran Deal

    11/24/2013 11:09:57 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/24/13 | SIOBHAN HUGHES And LOUISE RADNOFSKY
    Secretary of State John Kerry tried Sunday to rally support for a six-month deal to freeze Iran's nuclear program in the face of lukewarm reaction from congressional allies and hostility from critics. -snip- Lawmakers took to the airwaves Sunday morning to question whether the deal would work, with some suggesting that the Obama administration had made a strategic miscalculation. -snip- Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee," expressed skepticism about the deal on "Fox News Sunday," saying "I think we all greet it with skepticism." He said that the arrangement suggested that Iranian...
  • Kerry: Deal doesn’t give Iran right to enrich; Iran: World recognized our right to enrich

    11/24/2013 1:10:15 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | November 24, 2013 | Doug Powers
    The ink isn’t even dry on the temporary Iran nuclear deal and it already has that distinct “passed it to find out what’s in it” scent.
  • Obama plunges ahead toward Iran nuclear deal

    11/19/2013 5:16:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/19/13 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of new talks, President Barack Obama is plunging ahead in search of a nuclear agreement with Iran despite outright opposition from American allies in the Middle East and deep skepticism, if not open hostility, from Congress. Iran is pressing ahead in its own way, trying to make a deal more likely to ease painful economic sanctions without losing its own hardliners at home. There was a fresh sign of efforts to make headway as negotiators from Iran, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany prepared for Wednesday's new round of...
  • Is Rouhani the new Gorbachev?

    11/18/2013 9:52:59 AM PST · by tedw · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/18/2013 | Natan Sharansky
    Can Rouhani be the new Gorbachev? Hardly. But if it will happen, it can only happen if we help him as we helped Mr. Gorbachev—if, by fidelity to our principles and by steady, determined statesmanship, we help him to eliminate himself, his regime, and the evil they have visited upon their people and set loose in the world around them.
  • 'Stuxnet has infected Russian nuclear plant and International Space Station'

    11/12/2013 6:24:23 AM PST · by tamarijp · 28 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/12/2013 | Sara Miller
    An internet security specialist says that Stuxnet, the computer malware that targeted Iran's nuclear facilities in 2010 and widely attributed to Israel and the US, has spiraled out of control and attacked a Russian nuclear plant and the International Space Station.
  • Breaking: France refuses to allow Obama to sell out to Iran on nuke talks

    11/10/2013 1:57:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 9, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    With a fevered and frantic breathless pace, Obama via John Kerry has been pushing to sign a sell-out deal with Iran that would ease sanctions without shutting down Iran’s nuke program. Benjamin Netanyahu was furious when he found out that Kerry had misrepresented what the proposed agreement would be, not to mention Kerry running at the mouth to bash Israel on the talks with the Palestinians. Netanyahu was not alone. France was uncomfortable with the deal Kerry wanted to sign, even as Kerry huddled with the Iranians trying to get ‘er done.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Thank you France for at least buying us...
  • Kerry to Join Iran Nuclear Negotiations; U.S. Secretary of State will unexpectedly travel to

    11/07/2013 5:43:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    inn ^ | 11/7/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will unexpectedly travel to Geneva on Friday afternoon to meet with Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, NBC News reports. Nuclear talks between Iran and the so-called P5+1 nations resumed in Geneva Thursday morning. Word of Kerry's impending arrival is the strongest sign so far of an agreement on a first step toward a comprehensive final deal, according to NBC. Earlier, a senior American official and Zarif both said a deal could be reached Friday. The United States was pressuring Iran to halt its nuclear program in return for a limited and reversible reprieve on...
  • Iran Passes the Point of Nuclear No Return

    11/05/2013 8:33:27 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    Commentary Mag. ^ | Oct. 29, 2013 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    "...Olli Heinonen, a former deputy director of the IAEA, said that Iran has, “in a certain way,” already reached the point of no return in its nuclear program. Heinonen confirmed the report released last week by the Institute for Science and International Security that said Iran could enrich enough weapons-grade uranium for a single bomb in about a month." excerpt- If the Iranians have reduced the “breakout time” needed to convert their vast stockpile of low-enriched uranium into nuclear fuel, then even if Tehran agreed to proposals about limiting their enrichment capacity, their path to a weapon is clear. If...
  • Susan Rice: Rouhani asked Obama to call him

    09/29/2013 12:29:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept 27, 2013 | CNN Political Unit
    Rice told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that the Iranian delegation approached the Obama administration about a phone call between President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The request came after indicating earlier in the week that a direct meeting at the UN General Assembly would not be possible due to Iran’s internal political reality.
  • In Tehran, Phone Call Between Presidents Is as Good as a Handshake

    09/27/2013 7:08:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    New York times ^ | September 27, 2013 | THOMAS ERDBRINK
    <p>“Wow, this is fantastic,” said Armin Kay, an engineer reacting to the news. “The most important thing is that Obama took the initiative. This will go down really well with our leadership.”</p> <p>It was the first direct conversation between leaders of Iran and the United States since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.</p>
  • Satellite Images Show Five New Stealth F-22s On US Base Near Iran

    05/24/2013 3:53:46 AM PDT · by Fennie · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2013
    Even if we have often reported the presence of the F-22 Raptors at Al Dhafra, satellite imagery showing five radar evading planes parked at the main airbase in the UAE has been made publicly available for the first time recently. The aircraft, parked next to an F-15E Strike Eagle, are five of the six F-22 that had (more or less secretely) deployed in South East Asia from Holloman New Mexico, via Moron, Spain, on Apr. 20, 2012. The image is not only interesting because it shows the main U.S. Air Force plane about 100 miles from Iran, but also because...
  • Bunker-busting behemoth: Pentagon upgrades bomb with Iranian nukes in mind

    05/03/2013 2:28:37 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 03, 2013
    The Pentagon's biggest bunker-busting bomb has been upgraded with one task in mind: taking out suspected Iranian nuclear facilities built deep under the mountains of the Islamic Republic's northern region. At 30,000 pounds, the Massive Ordnance Penetrator packs brute force and advanced features meant to enable it to destroy Iran's most fortified nuclear site. The bomb is nearly a third bigger than the MOAB, or so-called "Mother of all Bombs," the 22,000-pound previous generation of bunker busters first built in 2003 but never used outside of tests. Officials are confident the newest bunker-buster can dismantle even the deepest and most...
  • Ahmadinejad: “We Don’t Need Atomic Bomb”

    04/15/2013 11:05:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 4/16/2013, 3:44 AM | (Arutz Sheva staff)
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday defended his country’s controversial nuclear program while on a tour of West Africa, arguing that Tehran has no use for an atomic bomb. Speaking during a visit to Benin, the first stop on a three-nation tour, Ahmadinejad called nuclear energy a “divine gift” providing affordable electricity. … “We don’t need an atomic bomb. … And besides, it is not atomic bombs that threaten the world, but Western morals and culture declining in values.” …
  • The Godfather Of North Korea's Nuclear Bomb Is A Pakistani National Treasure

    04/01/2013 11:43:30 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 12, 2013 | Rob Crilly, The Telegraph
    There is nothing much unusual about armed guards outside the houses in my quiet, neat neighbourhood of Islamabad. These are the homes of retired generals, well-connected politicians and international aid workers, all of whom might be targets for Pakistani extremists. But one house stands out. Instead of frail, elderly guards armed with shotguns, one house is ringed by uniformed police officers with AK-47s. Roadblocks control traffic, floodlights illuminate an area of scrub that has been cleared of trees and machine gun positions have been dug in all around. This is the home of AQ Khan, the metallurgist who did more...
  • Obama Says Iran A Year Away From Nuclear Weapon

    03/14/2013 2:27:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    http://washington.cbslocal.com/ ^ | March 14, 2013 | CBS DC
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran is about a year away from developing a nuclear weapon and the United States remains committed to doing everything in its power to prevent that from happening, President Barack Obama said in an exclusive interview aired Thursday on Israeli TV.
  • Ahmadinejad: Iran already a nuclear state, but has no intention of launching attack on Israel

    02/06/2013 6:41:39 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 15 replies
    Haaretz via Drudge ^ | Feb.06, 2013 | 11:43 AM | 34 | By Jack Khoury
    In interview with Al-Ahram on eve of Islamic Summit Conference in Cairo, Iranian president also says his country opposes outside intervention in Syria. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that while Iran is already a nuclear state, it has no intention of attacking Israel. Ahmadinejad was interviewed on the eve of his visit to Cairo, where he will attend the 12th Islamic Summit Conference, due to open there on Wednesday. To get the latest updates on Israel, Iran and the Middle East, subscribe now to Haaretz for only $1 for the first month Before his trip, he gave a long interview...
  • McCain tweet on Iran draws criticism

    02/04/2013 9:35:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2013 12:55 PM EST
    Republican Sen. John McCain’s tweet comparing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey is drawing criticism from a fellow GOP lawmaker (Justin Amash) as racist. On Monday, McCain wrote, “So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space—wasn’t he just there last week?” …
  • Devastating Explosion At Key Iranian Nuclear Facility Confirmed By London Times

    02/04/2013 2:04:58 PM PST · by EBH · 55 replies
    The Inquisitir ^ | 1/29/2013
    According to the London Times, the arch Conservatives at World Net Daily finally got one right. On Friday, WND reported the destruction of Iran’s top secret uranium enrichment facility at the Fordow nuclear installation. Fordow, buried deep under ground, is reported to have completely collapsed in a massive explosion, trapping 200 workers in the ruins of the facility. WND published a report on the explosion written by a former Iranian Revolutionary Guard officer and CIA agent named Reza Kahlili, An author of several alarmist books and dozens of articles, Kahlili claims Iran intends to bring about a nuclear apocalypse in...
  • Iran’s nuclear bomb program complete

    01/13/2013 9:31:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    WND ^ | January 7, 2013 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran successfully has built a nuclear bomb with the help of Russia and North Korea and has enough weapons-grade uranium and plutonium for more, according to a source in the Revolutionary Guards intelligence unit. The source, who has access to Iran’s nuclear program, said the Islamic regime is working out of seven nuclear sites, most unknown to the IAEA, and that its nuclear bomb program is complete. North Korea has provided the regime with plutonium for nuclear warheads, the source verified, and the last obstacle to overcome is arming missiles with those warheads. …
  • Netanyahu's Special Envoy: West may not have sufficient time to stop Iran

    11/30/2012 8:52:17 AM PST · by se99tp · 15 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | November 30th, 2012 | Ambassador Zalman Shoval
    "We hope, but we are not very confident or we are very sanguine about it, but we hope that the Obama administration, the US administration, will live up to its commitment to stop the Iranians getting the bomb before it is too late. Few months ago there was tremendous debate going on, the controversy between what Prime Minister Netanyahu said about the need for drawing a red line, and the American position. Namely the Israeli position was that the red line should be a point from where the Iranian has achieved enough enriched uranium, plutonium in order to cross the...
  • Miramar fighter jets deployed in secret to Mideast

    10/27/2012 12:19:55 PM PDT · by Snuph · 36 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | Oct. 26, 2012 | Gretel C. Kovach
    Amid mounting concern over Iran’s nuclear program and violence elsewhere in the region, U.S. Central Command quietly dispatched a Marine fighter jet squadron from San Diego to an undisclosed country in the Middle East, U-T San Diego has learned. The deployment follows threats by the U.S. and Israel of military strikes if needed to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. At the same time, the conflict in Syria is threatening to drag Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan into war, Iraq is beset by renewed violence, and terrorist groups hoping to capitalize on political upheaval in the region covet Syria’s chemical...