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International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi delivers his opening remarks to the IAEA Board of Governors meeting on March 9, 2020. Credit: D. Calma/IAEA.

IAEA chief returns from Tehran citing ‘lack of agreement’ with Iranian officials over monitoring...

United Nations nuclear watchdog head Rafael Grossi returned from Tehran with a pessimistic conclusion about his ability to make progress with Iranian officials over outstanding monitoring issues of nuclear sites, AFP reported on Wednesday. According to the...
Former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror (right) along with former Mossad head Tamir Pardo and former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin speaking at a panel discussion at Reichman University in Herzliya during the Institute for Policy and Strategy’s “Security and Policy” conference. Source: Screenshot.

‘The world won’t lift a finger’ against Iran, former Israeli national security official says

As world powers prepare to reconvene in Vienna for renewed nuclear talks with Iran, former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror said on Tuesday that “without a military threat and pressure on Iran, nothing...

Biden’s ‘build back better’ message to Iran, Israel and the Arabs

Critics of The New York Times sometimes claim that the newspaper’s biases render it unreadable. But those who avoid it are missing out on one of its key features: the way it serves as a sounding...
An Israeli Air Force F-35 fighter jet seen during the "Blue Flag", an international aerial training exercise at the Ovda air force base, Southern Israel, November Southern Israel, October 24, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90

2022: The year Iran’s nuclear program becomes top priority for the Israeli Air Force

The year 2022 is set to be the year that the Israeli Air Forces places its long-range strike capabilities against Iran’s nuclear program sites at the top of its priority list. Recent years have seen...
Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Source: Screenshot.

Pompeo: Israel has ‘duty’ to defend itself from Iran absent US support

Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes that Israel has the “duty” to defend itself from Iran if Tehran takes actions that threaten Israel absent U.S. support. “If the United States is not with...
Negotiations in Vienna over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the existing Iran nuclear deal, May 2021. Source: Enrique Mora/European External Action Service/Twitter.

Negotiations around return to Iran nuclear deal to resume on Nov. 29

Talks on reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, will resume on Nov. 29 in Vienna, Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator said on Wednesday, Reuters reported on...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz visiting the Home Front Command's Corona Headquarters. Credit: Jorge Novinski/GPO.

Gantz and Austin discuss Iran’s nuclear aspirations, regional entrenchment

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spoke on Tuesday about American-Israeli coordination on a range of top-priority security issues. According to a tweet by Gantz, the two discussed bilateral...
A view of nuclear centrifuges at the Iran nuclear energy exhibition at the Islamic Revolution & Holy Defense Museum in 2018. Credit: Inspired by Maps/Shutterstock.

Three plans to deal with Iran’s nuclear program: Which one will go into effect?

The freshly appointed head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Mohammad Eslami, made a significant announcement on Oct. 10. Iran enriched more than 120 kilograms of uranium to the 20 percent level, he said—a...
IAEA director general Rafael Grossi at the IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna, Austria on Sept. 14, 2020. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Dean Calma/ IAEA.

IAEA chief visits Tehran to discuss Iran’s nuclear program

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi met with the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami on Sunday to discuss issues related to the oversight of Iran’s nuclear...
Ali Shamkhani, the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council and a leading adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Credit: Tehran Times.

Iran: US making ‘illegal threats’ over nuclear program

Iran on Saturday accused the United States of making “illegal threats” against it over its nuclear program. The rebuke followed U.S. President Joe Biden’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at the White House...