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US: Iran Could Have Nuclear Bomb In Weeks

US is warning that current pace of Iran nuclear development indicates it could soon amass enough fissile material to produce an atomic weapon

First, A Naval Ship, Then An Oil Refinery: Two Massive Fires In Iran Within Hours of Each Other

A huge fire broke out at an oil refinery in Iranian capital Tehran, a few hours after Iran’s largest navy ship caught fire and sank.

Russia Deploys Three Nuclear-Capable Bombers to Syria

The bombers’ deployment marks the first time since Cold War times that Moscow has stationed heavy bombers in the region.

BREAKING: 12+ Iranian Gunboats Swarm 6 U.S. Warships, Dozens Of Warning Shots Fired

“Over a dozen Iranian gunboats harass formation of six U.S. warships including guided-missile submarine Georgia"

Massive Fire Erupts Near Iranian Nuclear Plant; Iran Releases Video Threatening Israeli Facility

A massive fire broke out near the Islamic Republic's only functioning nuclear power plant late on Friday night.

Massive Explosion Occurs at Iranian Chemical Factory Amid Rising Tensions; Cause Unknown

A chemical factory in Iran experienced a massive explosion on Sunday, resulting in the arrival of well over a dozen firefighting vehicles

‘Outrageous & Absurd’: Iran, China Among Countries Elected to UN’s Commission on Women’s Rights

Danny Danon, rebuked the UN on Twitter for electing Iran as a representative of Women's rights, calling it "outrageous and absurd."

Jordan’s King Says Prince Is ‘Under His Protection’ After Alleged Coup Plot; Bans Media Coverage

Jordan ordered a ban on all media reporting on the investigation into the alleged coup attempt in the country thwarted over the weekend

Jordanian Authorities Arrest Member of Royal Family Over plot to Unseat King Abdullah

Jordanian authorities arrested a member of the royal family among some 20 plotters conspiring to unseat King Abdullah II

Iran Rejects Joe Biden’s Compromise Nuclear Offer Before He Makes It

The US is trying to break the nuclear deadlock with Iran, planning a new proposal that would include sanction relief for the Islamic Republic

Iran, Russia and Turkey Signal Growing Alliance

For years, Turkey would say one thing to Moscow and Tehran while telling Washington’s Iran hawks that Turkey was “against Russia and Iran.”

Israel Accused by Iran After Recent Explosion on Cargo Ship

An Investigator is suggesting that Israel was behind this week’s attack on an Iranian vessel in the Mediterranean Sea

Israel Updating Plans for Potential Iran Strike, May ‘Act Independently’: Minister

The Israeli military is currently updating plans for a prospective military strike on Iranian nuclear sites and may act without U.S. support

Amir Tsarfati: The Iran Saga Continues… This Time With U.S. Help

You probably feel I’m always talking about Iran. Well, now is a good time to tell you that the saga continues. Sadly, the US is involved...

US Strikes Iran-backed fighters in Syria: Pentagon

US military launches strike on facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia, in retaliation for rocket attacks on US troops in Iraq

Iran Ending Snap Inspections Is ‘Dangerous,’ France, Germany, UK Say

Iran’s decision to block snap inspections by the IAEA is dangerous and a violation of the Iran deal, the European countries said Tuesday.

Iraq’s Third Rocket Attack Within a Week Targets US Embassy in Baghdad

Two rockets landed inside of Baghdad’s Green Zone on Monday in what is now the third rocket attack in Iraq within one week – this time targeting the US embassy.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Suspended from Twitter After Death Threat to Former President Trump

Twitter suspended the supreme leader several hours after issuing a death threat to the 45th president of the United States.

How Yemen’s Houthis’ Well-deserved Terrorist Label Gives Biden Important Leverage

How Biden admin. handles Iran and its proxies, notably the Yemeni Houthi militia, could shape Arab region’s opinion of his nascent presidency

Iran Asks IAEA Not To Publish ‘Unnecessary’ Details About Nuclear Program

Iran urges International Atomic Energy Agency, UN's nuclear watchdog, to avoid publishing "unnecessary" details on Tehran's nuclear program

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Conducts Large-Scale Missile Drill in Show of Force

IRGC carries out a massive, multi-day missile test in show of military force amid tensions with the Gulf, Israel, and the United States.

Pompeo Reveals Newly Declassified Intelligence Showing Iran-AlQaeda Terror Alliance

Iran is allowing al Qaeda to establish a new headquarters on the condition their operatives abide by regime’s rules governing al Qaeda

Iran Tells South Korea Not To Politicize Seized Vessel; Demands $7 Billion

Iran said S. Korea should avoid politicizing seizure of its vessel by IRGC, while pressing Seoul to release $7 billion in funds

Israel Pounds Iranian Bases of Operation Near Damascus with Round of Airstrikes

Both areas struck have been used as bases of operation for Iranian forces in Syria, as well as Iranian-backed militias.

Iran Vows ‘Decisive Response’ To Any Israeli Move Against It

Iran says it will deliver "decisive response" to Israeli moves against it, after Israel said they will not allow them to have nuclear weapons

Iranian Squad Arrested In UAE For Suspected Terror Plot Against Israelis

UAE intelligence agencies have arrested an Iranian squad in Dubai & Abu Dhabi on suspicion of plotting to carry out attacks against Israel

US Braces for Potential Iranian Attack in Iraq as the Anniversary of Soleimani’s Death Approaches

McKenzie: We do not seek conflict, but no one should underestimate our ability to defend our forces or to act decisively in response to any attack.

US Bomber Mission Over Persian Gulf Aimed At Cautioning Iran; Second Time This Month

CENTCOM chief: "We do not seek conflict, but no one should underestimate our ability to defend our forces or to act decisively in response to any attack."

Nasrallah Claims Saudi-Israeli Plot To Kill Him; Says Precision Missiles Doubled

Lebanon’s Hezbollah has doubled the number of its precision missiles over the past year, the terror group’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said.

‘Think It Over’: Trump Sends Warning to Iran After ‘Several Rockets’ Hit US Embassy in Baghdad

President Trump tweeted a warning at Iran on Wednesday after the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was hit by "several rockets."

Iran’s Rouhani Has No Doubt Joe Biden Will ‘Bow’ to Tehran, Lift Sanctions

Rouhani: I have no doubt that the national resistance of Iran is going to compel the future US gov't to bow… and the sanctions will be broken

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei Shifts Powers to Son Amid Serious Health Condition

The supreme leader of Iran transferred his powers over to his son on Saturday following his need for emergency medical attention

Us Imposes Fresh Iran-related Sanctions Targeting Individual, Entity

The US imposed fresh Iran-related sanctions, blacklisting an entity and an individual as Washington continues to ramp up pressure on Tehran.

Jared Kushner Traveling to Qatar and Saudi Arabia as Tension Increases with Iran

Amid tensions with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jared Kushner and other US officials are travelling to the Middle East.

USS Nimitz Ordered Back to Persian Gulf After Iran Supreme Leader Threatens Revenge Over Slain Scientist

On Saturday, the Pentagon announced that it has sent the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier back to the Middle East amid Iran tensions

Iran Warns US, Israel After Trump Reportedly Discusses Major Strike

Iran Gov't says Israel using 'psychological warfare," after it was reported that US president discussed options for taking out nuclear site

Abraham Accords Isolate ‘Malign’ Iran

The agreements “tell malign actors like Iran that… they are ever-more isolated and shall forever be until they change their direction"

Gas Pipeline Connecting Israel and Egypt Targeted by ISIS Terrorists

Militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targeted a pipeline running from Israel to Egypt on Thursday afternoon.

Trump Admin Hits Iran With New Sanctions; Stresses Undoing Pressure Campaign Would Be Foolish & Dangerous

Pompeo releases statement titled “The Importance of Sanctions on Iran,” arguing that Trump admin's moves against Iran shouldn't be reversed

Iran’s Enriched Uranium Surpasses Twelve Times the Limit Set in the 2015 JCPOA

An investigation by the UN’s nuclear watchdog has revealed that the Iranians are enriching uranium at an unprecedented rate

Iran Puts Neighboring Countries on Notice Assuming Departure of President Trump

Jumping to conclusions regarding the outcome of the US election, Iran has quickly become emboldened in the Middle East

Greece and Turkey Struck by Large Pair of Earthquakes

Greece, Turkey suffer the effects of two very large deadly earthquakes on Friday, with Turkey currently taking the majority of the damage

Turkish Lira Plunging Amid Arab World’s Boycott on Erdogan’s Economy

Turkish Lira faces dangerous depreciation in value in the wake of Arab boycott; Erdogan’s controversial military activity also plays role

Al Qaeda’s 2nd in Command on FBI’s Most-Wanted List Killed, Afghanistan Claims

Afghanistan claimed Sunday it killed a top Al Qaeda propagandist on an FBI most-wanted list during an operation in the country's east.

Iran Says UN Arms Embargo on Tehran Has Ended

A longstanding UN embargo on arms sales to and from Iran expired in line with a 2015 landmark nuclear deal, the Iranian foreign ministry said

US Air Force Targets Taliban With Airstrikes For Violating Recent Peace Deal

Military Spokesman: US Air Force conducted multiple targeted strikes this week to defend Afghan forces facing attacks from Taliban fighters

US Hits Iran’s Financial Sector with Fresh Round of Sanctions

Trump admin Thursday imposed sweeping sanctions on Iran's banking sector, taking a major new step aimed at crippling the arch-rival's economy.

Russia Willing to Sell Iran Advanced Air Defense Systems: Report

Russia's envoy to Tehran cited as saying Moscow open to arms deals once international embargo on Tehran expires.

Potential Withdrawal of US Diplomats from Iraq Leads to Speculation of War

Concerns of a coming military conflict between Iran and the US are growing after Pompeo threatened to close embassy, withdraw US diplomats.

Amid Concern Over Iranian Plot to Assassinate a US Official, Trump Issues Strong Warning

POTUS released a very strong warning via twitter, warning Iran of the consequences they’d face should they target American personnel.

Pompeo says will do all it needs to do to ensure Iran sanctions enforced

Pompeo says the US will return to the UN to reimpose sanctions on Iran next week & would do all it needed to insure sanctions are enforced.

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