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  • Iran says it gave missile technology to Hamas

    08/04/2014 10:49:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2014 3:01 PM EDT | Ali Akbar Dareini
    Hamas is able to fire missiles into Israel because Tehran provided weapons technology to the militant group to defend itself against Israeli attacks, a senior Iranian official said Monday. Officials from Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards have said in the past that Fajr-5 missiles are part of Hamas’ Gaza Strip arsenal, whose technology has been supplied by Iran and produced locally without needing direct shipment. “Palestinian resistance missiles are the blessings of Iran’s transfer of technology,” the Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council, Mohsen Rezaei, was quoted as saying by Al-Alam, the Arabic channel of Iran’s state TV. “We need to...
  • Israelis Know Hamas Leaders Hiding in Shifa Hospital Because They Built the Bunkers

    08/01/2014 10:03:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    The Tower ^ | 07.31.14
    Israel knows that the leaders of the terrorist group Hamas are headquartered the Shifa hospital in Gaza: It was Israel that build the hospital – including the bunker in the basement that Hamas uses as its headquarters. The Israelis are so sure about the location of the Hamas bunker, however, not because they are trying to score propaganda points, or because it has been repeatedly mentioned in passing by Western reporters—but because they built it. Back in 1983, when Israel still ruled Gaza, they built a secure underground operating room and tunnel network beneath Shifa hospital—which is one among several...
  • HAMAS in the Bible: G-d has a sense of humor!!!

    07/28/2014 7:34:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 51 replies
    The Holy Bible ^ | 1500 BC | G-d
    G-d's word is amazing. 3500 years ago He shows his sense of humor by giving the ancient Hebrews a word for "violence"....."HAMAS"! Ancient Hebrew word for violence
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA Official Admits: Israel Follows International Law, We Don’t

    07/13/2014 10:13:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 7/13/2014, 1:29 PM | Ari Soffer
    The Palestinian Authority’s envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has said the PA has no hope of pressing charges against Israel in international courts—because Palestinian terrorist groups are far worse violators of international law themselves. Since peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority fell apart after the PA applied for membership in international agencies, many Palestinian factions and advocates have pushed for the PA to sign the Rome Statute and press charges against Israel in the International Criminal Court at the Hague (ICC). But contrasting Israel’s conduct during Operation Protective Edge to stop rocket fire from...
  • Iran rejects 'excessive demands' in nuclear talks with six powers

    06/20/2014 12:17:40 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Iran told six big powers on Friday it would not accept their "excessive demands" after the latest talks on lifting sanctions against Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear work yielded no breakthrough, with a deadline for a deal just a month away. U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman said it was Iran that would need to shift its position: "What is still unclear is if Iran is really ready and willing to take all the necessary steps to assure the world that its nuclear programme is and will remain exclusively peaceful." The...
  • UPDATE 5-Senior U.S., Iranian officials to meet Monday-Tuesday in Geneva -U.S.

    06/07/2014 2:12:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Sun Jun 8, 2014 12:27am IST
    The United States said on Saturday it will send its No. 2 diplomat to Geneva to meet senior Iranian officials on Monday and Tuesday in what appeared an effort to break a logjam in wider negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns, who led secret U.S.-Iranian negotiations that helped bring about a Nov. 24 interim nuclear agreement between Iran and the major powers, will head a U.S. delegation. Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, the primary U.S. negotiator with Iran, will accompany him on a team that will include senior White House national security staff. The...
  • Report: US Holding Backroom Talks with Hamas ‘For Months’

    06/05/2014 3:40:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 6/5/2014, 1:07 PM | Tova Dvorin
    The US has been secretly holding talks with Hamas for months Buzzfeed reported Thursday, despite its official stance that it would (not?) negotiate with the terrorist organization. “Our administration needed to hear from them that this unity government would move toward democratic elections, and toward a more peaceful resolution with the entire region,” a US official stated to the “social news” site, on condition of anonymity. “It was important to have that line of communication.” US officials have publicly denied the charges, however, leading to confusion over the report’s veracity. …
  • Former South African President: Israel Not an Apartheid State

    05/28/2014 9:08:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 5/29/2014, 5:15 AM | Elad Benari
    F.W. de Klerk, who served as the last President of apartheid-era South Africa, said on Wednesday that it was unfair to say that Israel is an apartheid state. De Klerk, who is visiting Israel where he received an honorary doctorate from Haifa University, gave an interview to Channel 2 News, in which he was asked about comments recently attributed to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, that Israel would become “an apartheid state” if talks failed. “There are many definitions of apartheid. I do not know what Mr. Kerry meant, but one should be careful about making comparisons,” said de...
  • Israel Considering Ban on Extremist Islamic Movement

    05/27/2014 9:38:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 5/27/2014, 3:46 PM | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    The Israeli government has begun discussions on declaring the Islamic Movement in Israel an illegal organization. […] Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) commented on the proposed banning of the movement on Sunday. […] “How absurd. In all countries in the region they are illegal, and only in Israel they incite and strive freely against the existence of the state. We need to put an end to this,” argued Katz. …
  • Iran says West’s hopes for nuclear agreement too high

    05/26/2014 10:00:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/27/2014 03:15 | Michael Wilner; Ariel Ben Solomon
    Western governments expect too much from Iran in negotiations over its nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday amid the stalled diplomatic effort. Zarif is scheduled to meet in Istanbul this week with EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, coordinator of the Iran negotiations, to discuss the state of the talks underway in Vienna with a self-imposed deadline of July 20. […] “They should stop demanding too much,” Zarif told state-run media in Iran. “We have our red line, and they too want assurances that our nuclear program will always remain peaceful. We believe these two...
  • Iran’s Supreme Leader: Jihad Will Continue Until America is No More

    05/25/2014 11:53:23 AM PDT · by kingattax · 49 replies
    Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, all but said on Sunday that negotiations over the country’s illicit nuclear program are over and that the Islamic Republic’s ideals include destroying America. “Those (Iranians) who want to promote negotiation and surrender to the oppressors and blame the Islamic Republic as a warmonger in reality commit treason,” Khamenei told a meeting of members of parliament, according to the regime’s Fars News Agency. Khamenei emphasized that without a combative mindset, the regime cannot reach its higher Islamic role against the “oppressors’ front.” “The reason for continuation of this battle is not the warmongering of...
  • Obama Sees Israel as Responsible for Peace Talks Failing

    05/17/2014 3:50:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    INN ^ | 5/16/2014, 11:05 PM | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama sees Israel as being responsible for the failure of the recent peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA), according to a senior official in Washington who was quoted by the New York Times on Friday. The unnamed official told the newspaper that the president believes that Israel’s announcements of new construction in Judea and Samaria were to blame for the failure. “At every juncture, there was a settlement announcement,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. “It was the thing that kept throwing a wrench in the...
  • U.S. Releases Another $1 Billion to Iran ($2.55 billion since February)

    04/22/2014 8:23:11 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Adam Kredo
    The United States has released $1 billion in cash assets to Iran in April alone under the interim nuclear deal aimed at ratcheting back Iran’s nuclear program, according to the White House. The Obama administration unfroze Iranian assets totaling $550 million on April 10 and another $450 million on April 15. The United States has now released $2.55 billion to Iran since February, when the scheduled cash infusions first began. The cash releases were contingent upon Iran halting some aspects of its nuclear program and scaling back its stockpiles of highly enriched uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon....
  • Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won´t enforce it

    04/18/2014 4:35:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 4/18/14 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won't enforce it. Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress's concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access to our Nation," Obama said in his signing statement. "Nevertheless, as President...
  • Germany warns of war in Europe

    04/14/2014 12:11:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 14 Apr 2014 15:23 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Germany warned of war in Europe on Monday, with vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel stating the continent was being “dragged” into a “smoldering conflict” with Russia over Ukraine. Gabriel—at an event commemorating World War I with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls—warned of resurgent nationalist forces both within Europe and “in its neighborhood”. He said that good news several months ago from Ukraine—including an end to bloody violence against protesters—had since given way to “an ongoing military confrontation” and the realization that “Russia is apparently willing to let tanks cross European borders.” …
  • Jimmy Carter: U.S. Shouldn’t Bomb Iran Even If They Get a Nuclear Weapon

    04/10/2014 12:20:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 9, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    Chris Matthews for an interview on Hardball Wednesday and made some news by saying he does not think the United States should bomb Iran even if they were to succeed in building an operational nuclear weapon. This statement differs not only from recent comments made by former Vice President Dick Cheney but also from the stated position of President Barack Obama. “I never have felt that Israel had a capability militarily to go 1,200 miles or more and bomb Iran effectively and then return back to Israel,” said of Cheney’s suggestion that Israel could attack Iran unilaterally. “The only country...
  • Crimea to spark WWIII? Germans ‘don't care’

    03/14/2014 8:05:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 14 Mar 2014 12:09 GMT+01:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    German politicians might be working hard to dissolve tension between Ukraine and Russia, but a recent poll revealed over half of Germans do not care whether the conflict sparks a third world war. In the poll at the start of March, which was widely shared on Twitter on Thursday and Friday, 55 percent of those asked said they “did not care” in response to the question: “The world is holding its breath: will the Ukraine conflict lead to a third World War?” […] But with just 146 people answering Kabel Eins’ questionnaire, the survey was not exactly representative. …
  • US official: It’s possible Iran might have small, discreet enrichment program

    02/22/2014 1:14:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 02.22.14, 22:24 | Attila Somfalvi
    Visiting in Israel ahead of continued talks with Iran, US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman said it is “possible that Iran might have a small, discreet enrichment program.” Elaborating on the possibility, Sherman said “the objective (of talks) is to ensure that Iran cannot obtain a nuclear weapon and that its program is exclusively peaceful. Whether, in fact, Iran will have a domestic enrichment program is part of the negotiations.” …
  • Hypocrisy and hope: How the media fools itself about Iran

    02/09/2014 12:11:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    times of israel ^ | 2/9/2014 | Matthias Kuntzel
    Last week I attended a discussion with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javed Zarif and witnessed his ability to mesmerise his listeners. The event took place at the German Council of Foreign Affairs in Berlin. Mr. Zarif succeeded in dazzling his audience – about 250 foreign policy experts — with commonplace sentences such as: “global security is indivisible”, “dialogue is necessary” or “war is not a good option.” He came across as an Iranian Gorbachev, a good-hearted reformer defying the powers of darkness. Yet a few days earlier he had bowed his head before the grave of a particularly sinister figure...
  • Pictured: Obama’s half-brother wearing Hamas scarf that boasts ‘Jerusalem is ours—WE ARE COMING’

    01/30/2014 10:29:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:43 EST, 29 January 2014 | David Martosko
    Malik Obama, the president’s Kenyan half brother, was photographed in 2010 at a public event in Yemen wearing a “keffiyeh”—a special scarf—bearing two anti-Israel slogans of the terror group Hamas, it emerged today. “Jerusalem is ours—WE ARE COMING,” reads one saying. “From the river to the sea,” says the other statement. That rallying cry refers to Palestinian militants’ belief that the territory representing Israel, with the Jordan River to the east and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, rightfully belongs to them—and Israel should not exist. The photo appears on the website of the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a group...
  • Obama’s Brother Joins Hamas, Wears Scarf Saying ‘Jerusalem Is Ours; We Are Coming’

    01/28/2014 5:37:25 PM PST · by FR_addict · 26 replies
    Israel Islam and EndTimes ^ | Jan 28, 2014 | Israel Islam and EndTimes
    MALIK OBAMA, brother of Barack Obama has been pictured at a charity function wearing a Hamas scarf (keffiyeh) that bears a well-known Palestinian slogan – ‘Jerusalem is ours – WE ARE COMING!’ While in Sanaa, Yemein in 2010, President Barack Obama’s brother Malik Obama was at an event billed as the Orphans Development Fund (ODF) Conference. It’s quite the ironic title considering a group photo Malik is in that he has posted to his website. In the photo, he can be seen wearing a Hamas scarf (keffiyeh) that bears a well-known Palestinian slogan – ‘Jerusalem is ours – WE ARE...
  • Iranian official on nuke deal: 'We did not agree to dismantle anything' (CNN)

    01/22/2014 6:01:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 22, 2014 | Tom Cohen, CNN
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted Wednesday that the Obama administration mischaracterizes concessions by his side in the six-month nuclear deal with Iran, telling CNN in an exclusive interview that "we did not agree to dismantle anything." Zarif told CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto that terminology used by the White House to describe the agreement differed from the text agreed to by Iran and the other countries in the talks -- the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany. "The White House version both underplays the concessions and overplays Iranian commitments" under the agreement that took...
  • ‘Kerry is not Messiah; He is the Enemy’ (Israeli talk show host Yoram Sheftel)

    01/18/2014 1:53:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    INN ^ | First Publish: 1/18/2014, 9:42 PM | Last Update: 1/18/2014, 10:26 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Attorney Yoram Sheftel called US Secretary of State John Kerry “the enemy” of Israel in a weekly interview with Arutz Sheva on Saturday night, relating to the clash last week between Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and the US State Department. “Even if Ya’alon did not do anything else in his life but say what he did, we will remember him for generations to come,” Sheftel stated. […] On Saturday night, Sheftel also said to Arutz Sheva that Israel is not conducting talks with the Palestinian Authority, but with the Americans, who are working on behalf of the Arab world. “They...
  • Rouhani: World powers ‘surrendered’ to Iran with nuclear deal

    01/14/2014 8:44:48 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 13 replies
    Fox news ^ | 1/14/14 | Unknown
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani boasted on Twitter that the United States and other world powers effectively "surrendered" to Tehran with the newly struck nuclear deal. "Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation's interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation's will," a tweet from the Iranian leader's account said on Tuesday. The brash statement, which is sure to rile those in Congress pressing for additional sanctions, comes just days after all sides of the negotiations announced the details for implementing the six-month deal. The agreement calls for Iran to start eliminating its stockpile of highly...
  • The November IAEA Report On Iran's Nuclear Program: No Significant Advances (Far from the bomb

    01/11/2014 10:39:31 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 32 replies
    Arms Control Now ^ | November 14, 2013 [next IAEA report in Feb. 2014] | Kelsey Davenport
    ... According to the November 14, 2013 report, Iran's stockpile of 20 percent enriched material increased slightly to 196 kilograms. This keeps Iran well below the required amount which, when further enriched is enough for one nuclear weapon. Key Highlights From the Report: Iran's stockpile of 20% enriched Uranium is at 196 Kilograms, an increase of only about 10 kilograms since August 2013 [link at URL], because Iran is continuing to convert 20% Unranium Hexaflouride gas into powder. The stockpile remains below the estimatwed 240-250 kilograms which, when further enriched to weapons grade, would be enough for one nuclear weapon....
  • Jerusalem cannot be sacrificed for peace

    01/09/2014 9:54:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.09.14, 10:25 | Hagai Segal
    In a normal state of affairs, there would be no need for Miri Regev’s bill. Two important laws, which have been included in our book of laws since the past millennium, should prevent negotiations over Jerusalem to begin with. One is Basic Law: Jerusalem, 1980, and the other is a more ancient law which prescribes an irreversible punishment for anyone working to remove sovereign territories from the State. Since Rabin’s murder, those who quote it are usually accused of incitement, so we’ll give up on the full wording here. A word to the wise is enough as is Miri Regev...
  • America: After a bumpy 2013, a wary world watches

    12/30/2013 11:31:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 30, 2013 1:30 PM EST | Kristen Gelineau
    To many around the world, it made little sense: The world’s most powerful government, so mired in dysfunction that it couldn’t operate. The world’s defender of individual freedoms, accused of spying on its citizens and friends. The world’s military giant planning, then balking at, an armed response to the suspected use of deadly chemical weapons. Former U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright once dubbed the United States “the indispensable nation.” But as the world watched America shamble through its string of crises in 2013, the notion of the U.S. as an unflappable leader began to seem ever more quaint. Instead,...
  • Palestinian Authority Report Predicts: 3rd Intifada in 2014

    12/29/2013 6:47:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 12/29/2013, 11:59 AM | Maayana Miskin
    A report compiled by security sources in the Palestinian Authority indicates a high chance for an “intifada” terror war in 2014. The PA report was published by Kol Yisrael (Voice of Israel) radio. […] United States Secretary of State John Kerry has used threats of a “third Intifada” to pressure Israeli leaders to accept America’s proposals regarding an Israel-PA diplomatic deal. …
  • Obama plan uses Hollywood to lure Iran toward peace

    12/21/2013 7:20:34 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 25 replies
    WND ^ | Dec. 21, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    President wants to deliver American culture to Islamic regimeThe proposed easing of sanctions against Iran represents the most visible enticement by which the United States and five other nations intend to guide the Islamic regime toward peace. The Obama administration, however, has another tool in its diplomatic arsenal that it intends to leverage against Tehran. Hollywood. The responsibility of producing a California-centered news and entertainment program “appealing to Farsi-speaking youth in Iran” soon will be fall into the hands of a contractor working on behalf of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, or BBG, according to planning documents that WND...
  • Op-Ed: The EU Auditors Report: A PA-EU Financial Scandal

    12/15/2013 11:16:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/13 | David Singer
    European taxpayers are supporting a massive fraud. The European Union (EU) has become embroiled in a financial scandal of massive proportions in relation to the financial assistance given by it to the Palestinian Authority (PA) since 1994. This appears very clear from the comprehensive European Court of Auditors Report dated 22 October 2013 which was only made public this week. The Report reveals the following: .....
  • Poll: 87.5% of Israelis Don't Believe in Current Peace Talks

    12/06/2013 1:03:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/13 | Elad Benari
    An overwhelming majority of Israeli Jews believe that the current negotiations with the Palestinian Authority will not lead to a peace agreement, a new poll by the Israel Hayom daily newspaper has found. The poll, conducted by New Wave Research and released Friday, found that 87.5% of Israeli Jews do not believe that the talks will result in a peace agreement. 6% of Israeli Jews said they think the peace talks will lead to a deal, while 6.5% said they were not sure. The poll was released hours before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, on his latest visit to...
  • 'Tell Obama: No, We Can't' Deputy Defense Minister says Israel will not sign an interim agreement

    12/05/2013 11:00:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 12/5/13 | Hezki Ezra, Gil Ronen and Arutz Sheva Staff
    As US Secretary of State John Kerry was making his way to Jerusalem, Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon (Likud / Yisrael Beytenu) said Thursday that Israel will not sign an interim agreement that will put Israeli lives in danger. "Secretary Kerry is coming to Israel again. We cannot count how many times he came already. We welcome him to Israel but we should tell him very clearly – we will not sign an interim agreement that will put the lives of Israelis in danger. "We saw what happened in Geneva. A bad accord was signed in Geneva. We will not...
  • Iran deal a failure, says ex-national security chief (of Israel)

    11/28/2013 12:09:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 28, 2013, 12:55 pm | Stuart Winer
    The former head of the Israeli National Security Council took to the pages of The New York Times to rail against the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, calling the accord a diplomatic failure that missed the mark in diverting Tehran’s nuclear weapons program. In an opinion piece published Thursday, Yaakov Amidror listed the reasons the agreement, signed in Geneva at the beginning of the week, had failed to achieve anything significant. “Iran made only cosmetic concessions to preserve its primary goal, which is to continue enriching uranium,” he wrote. “The agreement represents a failure, not a triumph, of...
  • Iran: White House Lying About Details of Nuke Deal

    11/26/2013 3:04:51 PM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 11/26/13 | Adam Kredo
    Iranian officials say that the White House is misleading the public about the details of an interim nuclear agreement reached over the weekend in Geneva. Iran and Western nations including the United States came to an agreement on the framework for an interim deal late Saturday night in Geneva. The deal has yet to be implemented The White House released a multi-page fact sheet containing details of the draft agreement shortly after the deal was announced. However, Iranian foreign ministry official on Tuesday rejected the White House’s version of the deal as “invalid” and accused Washington of releasing a factually...
  • J Street Sees Iran Agreement as Positive First Step

    11/24/2013 5:50:12 PM PST · by Qbert · 15 replies
    J Street.org ^ | NOVEMBER 23RD, 2013 | J Street
    J Street welcomes the agreement reached today in Geneva by the P5+1 and Iran as a significant first step in efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The agreement will effectively freeze and begin to roll back the Iranian program in exchange for limited economic relief for six months. During this period, the P5+1 will continue to negotiate a permanent agreement, pressing the Rouhani regime to accept an enforceable comprehensive deal to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, while maintaining the essential sanctions architecture. The accord has several very important provisions that will effectively freeze Iran's program and...
  • Iran general: No doubt Israel and America will be attacked

    11/15/2013 11:04:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:59 PM 11/09/2013 | Reza Kahlili
    Even before the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the 5+1 world powers ended in Geneva early Sunday with no deal, an Iranian general lashed out at America Saturday and warned both the U.S. and Israel that they will be attacked. According to Fars News Agency, the regime’s outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards, Gen. Massoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, said “America’s interests and all of Israel are within the range of the Islamic Republic and there is not the slightest doubt among Iran’s armed forces to confront the American government and the Zionists (Israel).” Jazayeri...
  • Iran nuclear talks shift to UN envoy after snag

    11/10/2013 9:44:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 10, 2013 12:19 PM EST | Nasser Karimi
    With a first round of nuclear negotiations with world powers ending without agreement, Iranian officials looked ahead Sunday to parallel talks with the U.N.’s nuclear chief amid reminders that concessions by Tehran have limits. The overall message from Iran closely mirrored the work-in-progress tone of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other powerful envoys, who failed to seal a first-step accord during overtime talks in Geneva and but then quickly agreed to try again next week. The administration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is emphasizing that the talks are a work in progress. He’s mollifying hard-liners by reasserting that...
  • Iran may be one month from nuclear bomb

    10/26/2013 10:02:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Oct. 25, 2013 | 5:50 AM | (Haaretz and Reuters)
    Iran could build a nuclear bomb within as little as a month, a new report issued by the U.S. Institute for Science and International Security says. According to the assessment, Iran’s weapons-grade uranium production capabilities are developed to a degree that its “breakout time”—the time needed to convert enough uranium to weapon-grade so as to build a bomb—stands at between one and 1.6 months, and is shortening further. …
  • Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic ties with US over response to conflict in Syria

    10/23/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 133 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 19:27 EST, 22 October 2013 | UPDATED: 19:27 EST, 22 October 2013 | Staff
    Upset at President Barack Obama's policies on Iran and Syria, members of Saudi Arabia's ruling family are threatening a rift with the United States that could take the alliance between Washington and the kingdom to its lowest point in years. Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief is vowing that the kingdom will make a 'major shift' in relations with the United States to protest perceived American inaction over Syria's civil war as well as recent U.S. overtures to Iran, a source close to Saudi policy said on Tuesday. Prince Bandar bin Sultan told European diplomats that the United States had failed to...
  • Sir Bob Geldof: 'All humans will die before 2030'

    10/05/2013 9:29:11 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 128 replies
    Daily Star Sunday ^ | Oct 4, 2013
    The musician-turned-activist reckons the world will end in 2030 - leading to the extinction of humankind. Sir Bob, 61, based his miserable prediction on the effects of climate change. “The world can decide in a fit of madness to kill itself," he told a group of youngsters at a summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. “We may not get to 2030. We need to address the problem of climate change urgently” Sir Bob Geldof The former Boomtown Rats singer also warned "the next war will not be a World War One or a World War Two, it will be the end."...
  • Obama says Iran a year or more from nuclear weapon capability

    10/05/2013 7:59:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2013 | by Roberta Rampton
    The United States believes Iran is a year or a more away from being able to produce a nuclear weapon, President Barack Obama said in an interview with the Associated Press released on Saturday, although he described the estimate as "conservative." "Our assessment continues to be a year or more away, and in fact, actually our estimate is probably more conservative than the estimates of Israeli intelligence services," Obama said in reply to a question about the U.S. intelligence assessment of Iran's ability to produce nuclear weapons. Obama has directed U.S. officials to try to work out an agreement with...
  • McCain: Putin wants US to take use of force off the table - unacceptable.

    09/10/2013 3:00:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 41 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 10, 2013
    Putin wants US to take use of force off the table - unacceptable. "Putin: No US strikes for #Syria deal" http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/putin-us-strikes-syria-deal-96559.html?hp=f3 Vladimir Putin: No U.S. strikes for Syria deal - Tal Kopan Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that for the proposed Russian agreement that Syria turn over its chemical weapons to work, the United States must take military action off the table....
  • Krauthammer on US-Syria fallout: Chances of Israeli strike on Iran are double

    09/10/2013 8:59:14 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 10, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Dennis Miller’s radio show on Monday, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said that because of American weakness in the Middle East, “the chances of an Israeli strike on Iran have risen, are probably double.” Krauthammer, author of “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics,” called the United States’ position in the region “the weakest” in memory and blamed that on President Barack Obama. “We’re the weakest we’ve been in the region in memory,” he said. “The big deal in the region was 1970, when Egypt kicked out the Soviets and aligned itself with the United States....
  • Kerry Floats a Deal on Arms, and Russia and Syria Seize It

    09/09/2013 2:57:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/9/13 | STEVEN LEE MYERS, MICHAEL R. GORDON and RICK GLADSTONE
    MOSCOW — A seemingly offhand suggestion by Secretary of State John Kerry that Syria could avert an American attack by relinquishing its chemical weapons received an almost immediate welcome from Syria, Russia, the United Nations, key American allies and even some Republicans on Monday as a possible way to avoid a major international military showdown in the Syria crisis.
  • Kerry Announces Saudi Support for Syrian Strike

    09/08/2013 9:31:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/8/13 | MICHAEL R. GORDON
    ARIS — Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that Saudi Arabia had agreed to support military intervention in Syria. At a news conference on the sidebar of a meeting with Arab League foreign ministers, Mr. Kerry noted that he had received Saudi assurances of support for what he called “the strike.”
  • Too Late? Obama sets national address on Syria, as lawmakers peel off (300 NO Votes)

    09/06/2013 11:11:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/6/13 | Fox News
    President Obama announced Friday that he'll make his case to the American people next week for military action in Syria. But with lawmakers lining up against the plan, some warn that a national address set for Tuesday could come too late. One senior Republican aide told Fox News there may be 300 lawmakers already on record against the use-of-force resolution in the House.
  • Reuters: Obama, Putin no closer on Syria after one-on-one talk - Kremlin

    09/06/2013 6:27:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 6, 2013
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for 20 minutes on the sidelines of a G20 summit on Friday but remained at odds over the conflict in Syria, Putin's senior foreign policy adviser said. "They sat down before today's working session, in armchairs, and had a 20-minute chat, one on one," the adviser, Yuri Ushakov, told Reuters. He said Syria was the main topic and said: "No, their (positions) have not come closer."
  • Syrian government sends reinforcements to Christian village attacked by rebel fighters (Al Qaeda)

    09/06/2013 6:20:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/6/13 | AP
    The Syrian government has dispatched reinforcements including tanks and armored personnel carriers to a predominantly Christian village north of Damascus where rebels have clashed with regime troops this week, a monitoring group said Friday. Opposition fighters led by an al-Qaida-linked rebel faction attacked the mountainside sanctuary of Maaloula on Wednesday, and briefly entered the village a day later before pulling out in the evening. The assault has spotlighted fears among Syria’s religious minorities about the prominent role of Islamic extremists in the rebel ranks fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad’s regime.
  • Pentagon Is Ordered to Expand Potential Targets in Syria With a Focus on Forces

    09/06/2013 6:02:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/5/13 | DAVID E. SANGER and ERIC SCHMITT
    President Obama has directed the Pentagon to develop an expanded list of potential targets in Syria in response to intelligence suggesting that the government of President Bashar al-Assad has been moving troops and equipment used to employ chemical weapons while Congress debates whether to authorize military action. -snip- For the first time, the administration is talking about using American and French aircraft to conduct strikes on specific targets, in addition to ship-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles. -snip- The bulk of the American attack is still expected to be carried out by cruise missiles from some or all of the four Arleigh...
  • Russian warships cross Bosphorus, en route to Syria

    09/05/2013 8:04:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    AFP ^ | September 5, 2013
    Three Russian warships crossed Turkey's Bosphorus Strait Thursday en route to the eastern Mediterranean, near the Syrian coast, amid concern in the region over potential US-led strikes in response to the Damascus regime's alleged use of chemical weapons. The SSV-201 intelligence ship Priazovye, accompanied by the two landing ships Minsk and Novocherkassk passed through the Bosphorus known as the Istanbul strait that separates Asia from Europe, an AFP photographer reported.