Iran’s election has exposed popular discontent with the Tehran government but is unlikely to bring about any change in Iranian nuclear policy, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Reuters on Monday.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon gave a broad assessment of Israel’s security policy in the Middle East during a breakfast discussion at the Washington Institute of Near East Policy on Friday.
A prominent group of former senior State Department officials warned Monday that Iran is coming dangerously close to achieving a nuclear weapon as negotiations with Western nations come to a standstill ahead of Tehran’s June 14 presidential elections.
The United States on Monday ratcheted up its efforts to isolate Iran, targeting Tehran with currency and auto-sector sanctions.
A U.S. House of Representatives committee approved legislation on Wednesday seeking to impose tighter sanctions on Iran, the latest congressional effort to slow development of the Islamic Republic’s disputed nuclear program.
Iran is pressing ahead with the construction of a research reactor that Western experts say could offer it a second way of producing material for a nuclear bomb if it decides to make one, a U.N. report showed on Wednesday.
An Iranian senior official announced Tuesday that Iran tested a new land-to-sea ballistic missile in the Persian Gulf, reports Reuters.
Iran has announced that it will open two new uranium-processing facilities on Tuesday as Western efforts to convince Tehran to abandon its nuclear program ended in failure last week.
German prosecutors have accused Turkey of exporting to Iran nearly 1,000 items with “nuclear applications,” according to German and Turkish media reports.
An ally of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has launched a “countdown to an attack on Israel” following the Jewish state’s launching of an operation to destroy weapons in Syria last month.