In press conference Thursday, Nikki Haley displayed Iranian missile from attack by Houthi rebels of S. Arabia; Iran denies evidence; UN Sec. Gen. gives reports that Iran “may have” violated missile agreement; Houthi claim US attempted to distract attention on Jerusalem; Haley: We did this for a single urgent purpose: Because the Iranian regime cannot be allowed to engage in its lawless behavior any longer, Dec. 15, 2017.
The United States provided proof of Iran’s UN violations in its ballistic missile program, displaying a rocket that Iran provided to Houthi rebels that was fired on Saudi Arabia last month.
United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, addressed Iran’s violations and terrorist activity, displaying recovered pieces of an Iranian produced missile provided by Iran to the Houthi rebels during a press conference on Thursday… more
Kerry reports that Israel, S. Arabia and Egypt all pushed USA to bomb Iran ahead of nuclear deal; Countries called on Obama to bomb Iran as “that is the only thing they understand and that is the only way you will stop them having a nuclear weapon,” Nov. 29, 2017.
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry claimed that Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt pushed the Obama Administration to bomb Iran ahead of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Speaking at a the Ignatius Forum in Washington Tuesday, Kerry spoke at length on the nuclear deal, defending it and additionally claiming that both Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt pushed the United States to bomb Iran. Kerry, who met with Prime Minister Netanyahu, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, all leaders calling for military action on Iran’s nuclear program…. read more
The Islamic Republic of Iran seems to be working overtime to increase its influence in the Gaza Strip on Israel’s southern border and in Syria and Lebanon in the north.
It’s not as if much has changed; rather, the rabid hatred of the Jewish state by Islamists appears to be reshaping what has been brewing below the surface for decades.
The passage of the Iranian nuclear deal in July 2015, supported and promoted by former U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration, provided Iran with a financial windfall that has benefitted the terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon, President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime in Syria and Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip…. read more
Leaders meet in London, agree to move forward with bilateral free trade agreements in areas of technology, economy and cyber security; Netanyahu on settlements: We clear the territory, and it becomes a stronghold of Iran or Islamic State, or both, so we cannot enter an imagined reality.
During his visit to Britain to meet with Prime Minister May on Monday, Prime Minister Netanyahu confirmed that both states see “eye to eye” on nuclear Iran.
Netanyahu met with May on Monday ahead of a diplomatic visit to Belgium before returning to Israel on Tuesday. Speaking to the press following their meeting, Netanyahu confirmed that Israel and Britain see “eye to eye on the grave danger that stems from Iran’s buildup and aggression, and its expansion into vast areas, as well as consequences for Iran should its aggression continue.”… [read more]
The Trump administration Friday announced new sanctions against Iran, affecting 13 individuals and 12 entities after the White House put Iran on notice over its ballistic missile test last week.
In a statement on its website, the US Treasury listed the sanctioned individuals and entities, some of which are based in the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and China.
The announcement came after Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted Tehran would never use its military might against any country, except in self-defense, in reaction to US President Donald Trump’s warning that Iran was “playing with fire,” at the end of his second week in office… [Full Article]
In a vast departure from the Obama White House, the Trump administration went on record Wednesday to accuse Iran of being in violation of the landmark nuclear agreement as a result of its recent test of ballistic missile technology, according to a senior White House official, who said that Iran has officially been put “on notice.”
Retired Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, accused Iran of breaching international accords governing the nuclear agreement. He lashed out at the Islamic Republic for threatening American military assets in the Persian Gulf region.
Flynn’s remarks represent a break with the previous administration, which worked to hide Iranian transgressions and declined to publicly state that Iran’s behavior violated the nuclear deal…. [read more]
lhwm notes: Good articles to read about this Nuclear Deal.
Iran refuses to confirm or deny missile test; US Ambassador to UN calls for UNSC meeting
Iran refuses to confirm or deny testing a ballistic missile earlier this week, the Islamic Republic’s Foreign Ministry claiming that missile tests does not fall under the UN ban.
In a press conference between Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Tuesday, Zarif stated that “The missile issue is not part of the nuclear deal. As all signatories to the nuclear deal have announced, the missile issue is not a part of the deal… Our ballistic missile was designed to carry a normal warhead in the field of legitimate defense,” Zarif stating that Iranian missiles are not capable of carrying nuclear warheads…. [read more]
Tehran, Iran – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani demanded Sunday that US President Barack Obama not sign an extension of US sanctions, saying the bill is a violation of a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
On Thursday, the US Senate voted to extend the Iran Sanctions Act by 10 years.
Speaking in an open session of Iran’s parliament Sunday, Rouhani said Obama is “obliged” to let the sanctions expire.
The nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers lifted a variety of international sanctions in exchange for limitations on the Iranian nuclear program. However, the US still maintains its own separate set of sanctions, which will expire on December 31 if Obama does not sign the extension into law….[read more]