22 July 2024
CENTCOM: On Apr. 4, 2024, the U.S. government transferred over 5,000 AK-47s, machine guns, sniper rifles, RPG-7s and over 500,000 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition to the Ukrainian armed forces. This constitutes enough materiel to equip one UKR BDE with small arms rifles.  These weapons will help Ukraine defend against Russia’s invasion. The government obtained ownership of these munitions on December 1, 2023, through the Department of Justice’s civil forfeiture claims against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).3 month ago
CENTCOM: On Apr. 4, 2024, the U.S. government transferred over 5,000 AK-47s, machine guns, sniper rifles, RPG-7s and over 500,000 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition to the Ukrainian armed forces. This constitutes enough materiel to equip one UKR BDE with small arms rifles. These weapons will help Ukraine defend against Russia’s invasion. The government obtained ownership of these munitions on December 1, 2023, through the Department of Justice’s civil forfeiture claims against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
CENTCOM: Between approximately 12:15 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. (Sanaa time) on April 8, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) forces successfully engaged and destroyed an air defense system with two missiles ready to launch, a ground control station in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen, and one unmanned aerial system launched by Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists from Yemen over the Red Sea. There were no injuries or damage reported by U.S., coalition, or commercial ships. Separately, at approximately 8:00 a.m. (Sanaa time) on April 7, an anti-ship ballistic missile was launched from a Houthi-controlled area of Yemen toward the Gulf of Aden where a coalition ship was escorting M/V Hope Island, a Marshall Islands Flagged, U.K. owned, Italian operated cargo ship. There were no injuries or damage reported by U.S., coalition, or commercial ships.
CNN reports that "U.S. intelligence assesses that Iran has urged several of its proxy militia groups to simultaneously launch a large-scale attack against Israel, using drones and missiles, and that they could attack as soon as this week."
Iran's nuclear chief said that the country will host its first international nuclear energy conference in May in Isfahan
Iranian Foreign Minister: We confirm that the coming days will be difficult for Israel
Iran FM: Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh and Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ziyad Al-Nakhalah had high-level talks and significant consultations recently in Tehran
Iranian Foreign Minister: U.S. bears part of the responsibility for the consulate attack, and Israel will be punished
Iranian Foreign Minister: Punishing Israel is certain and it will receive the necessary response
Iranian Foreign Minister: Israel's war on Gaza comes with American support and we are coordinating with Hamas and Islamic Jihad
Syrian Foreign Minister: Israel's actions are evidence of its desire to expand the scope of the war
Confirmed: Metrics show a moderate disruption to internet connectivity in Iran affecting multiple networks from early this morning; analysis of the incident is ongoing
Iran’s foreign minister: We communicated to the US through appropriate diplomatic means that it is responsible as the full supporter of Israel
Reports of widespread disruption and interruption of the Internet in Iran
Iran FM is in Damascus
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian arrives at Damascus International Airport coming from the Sultanate of Oman as part of a regional tour
3 month ago
Israeli Chief of Staff: The army is capable of dealing with Iran offensively and defensively in all regions
Iranian media: The Foreign Minister visits Damascus on Monday to discuss the repercussions of the attack on the Iranian consulate
The U.S. government has found that Iran's intelligence services have used Press TV "to recruit sensitive assets, including U.S. persons."
Israel Security Services say Iran is probably behind a mourning bouquet that was sent to a hostage family and claims that "the country is more important" than her"
Advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader says Israeli embassies are "no longer safe"
Israeli Defense Minister: The defense system is ready to respond to any scenario in the confrontation with Iran
The Israeli Defense Minister at the end of a security assessment: We are ready to respond to any scenario in the face of Iran
Sounds of explosions heard in Damascus, information indicates the detection of spy balloons north of Damascus
Iran's police claim they arrested a senior operative of ISIS with two other members of the group accused of planning a suicide attack during next week's celebrations marking the end of the Ramadan. Eight others accompanying them were also detained, they said
IRGC commander Mohammad Reza Zahedi was buried in Isfahan this morning
Iran's army chief says that US was involved in the attack on its consulate in Damascus, despite Washington clear rejections of these accusation
U.S. official: U.S. is on high alert in anticipation of an Iranian response to an Israeli raid in Damascus
NBC, according to American officials: The Biden administration is concerned that Iran is planning to strike targets inside Israel
Iran has placed all its armed forces on full high alert and a decision has been made that Iran must respond directly this time to create deterrence, two Iranian officials say - NYT
US has picked up intelligence that Iran is planning a retaliatory attack against Israel that would include a swarm of Shaheed loitering drones and cruise missiles.  Officials say the timing and target are unknown, but a proportional response to the Damascus attack would be to hit an Israeli diplomatic facility. The attack is likely to come between now and the end of Ramadan next week