frank mckenzie

The head of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Frank McKenzie, told reporters Thursday that the threat posed by Iran to U.S. forces in the Middle East is still “imminent” and “very real,” despite a cooling in hostile activity. The senior U.S. commander explained that the U.S. aims at striking the right...

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tanker attack

The sabotage attacks on four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates last month bore the hallmarks of a “sophisticated and coordinated operation,” most likely carried out by a “state actor,” the United Nations Security Council learned Thursday. Abdallah al-Mouallimi, the Saudi ambassador to the UN, said: “We...

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petrochemical

The United States imposed new sanctions on Iran that target the country’s petrochemical industry due to its ties with the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the U.S. Treasury Department announced Friday. “This action is a warning that we will continue to target holding groups and companies in the petrochemical...

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bibi

Iran is lying about its nuclear work and is trying to obtain an “arsenal of nuclear bombs,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday, following a meeting with the former deputy head of the UN’s atomic agency at his Jerusalem office. Olli Heinonen, who previously held a senior position at...

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olli heinonen

A former deputy director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) warned Wednesday that Iran is capable of producing a nuclear bomb in six to eight months. Olli Heinonen, who currently serves as a fellow for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told Israel’s Army Radio that Israel and the...

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jail

A prominent Iranian activist and lawyer has been sentenced to flogging and 30 years in prison, after he set up a channel on the encrypted messaging platform Telegram, highlighting human rights abuses in Iran. Amirsalar Davoudi was found guilty of “propaganda against the state” and “insulting officials” by a revolutionary...

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rocket attacks

The leader of Hamas in Gaza thanked the Iranian regime Thursday for sending weapons used by the Islamist terrorist organization to attack Israel. “Iran provided us with rockets, and we surprised the world when our resistance targeted Beersheba,” said Yahya Sinwar, referring to the weekend of violence at the beginning...

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mike pompeo

During a brief meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Germany to follow the United Kingdom in proscribing the Lebanese-based Iranian proxy group Hezbollah as a foreign terrorist organization. “We’re also hoping to get Germany’s help – and we talked...

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facebook and twitter

Social media giant Facebook has announced that it removed dozens of accounts, pages, and groups linked to Iran for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” The company also disabled several accounts on its sister-platform Instagram. Facebook cited in its statement Tuesday a report by the cybersecurity company FireEye, which revealed that the network...

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terror tunnel

Six months after the Israeli military declared an end to Operation Northern Shield, the IDF is set to demolish the largest known attack tunnel ever dug into Israeli territory by the Iranian-backed Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, it was announced on Wednesday. Colonel Roi Levi of the IDF’s Brigade 300 said,...

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