17 January 2022
Israeli Defense Minister: We will do everything necessary to protect ourselves from Iran
@PressSec: We have kept anti-Iran sanctions in place, and we're preparing a range of additional options
"We are laying the groundwork for another path entirely" per @PressSec on what's next if diplomacy with Iran on nukes stalls
"If diplomacy cannot get on track soon & if Iran's nuclear program continues to accelerate then we will have no choice but to take additional measures to further restrict Iran's revenue producing sectors" per @PressSec declines to share specifics
Iran: "Given the ongoing advances in Iran's nuclear program, the president has asked him team to be prepared in the event that diplomacy fails" per @PressSec "That requires preparations
1 month ago
"We will have no choice but to take additional measures" if diplomacy fails to halt the ongoing advances of the Iran nuclear program and @POTUS has asked his team to prepare options, @PressSec tells reporters
1 month ago
General Frank McKenzie, US military commander, tells @FT he has "very robust range of military options" to deter Iran, as a senior administration official says US is "laying groundwork for another path entirely" aside from diplomatic path
Israeli Defense Minister: We are confident of the Biden administration's intention to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon
Iraq security official: US ends combat mission but troops remain on ground
"We have to assume that threats to US forces remain credible in Iraq" per @PentagonPresSec re Iran-backed militia groups "We're not under any illusion that those threats might still occur" he says, adding US forces can defend themselves if attacked
The Pentagon: America and Israel discuss Iran's continued destabilizing activities
1 month ago
Gas condensate pipeline explodes at Iran's Parsian refinery - Fars (via @Reuters)
1 month ago
Amid warming ties with Iran, US will send a top-level delegation to UAE to warn private firms and banks that they "face extreme risk" if sanctioned trade continues: WSJ
Biden administration is moving to tighten enforcement of sanctions against Iran, according to senior U.S. officials, the 1st sign of Washington increasing econ pressure on Tehran as diplomatic efforts to restore the 2015 nuclear deal falter.
US official tells @reuters Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, heading to DC this week, will discuss w Secretary of Defense Austin possible military exercises ahead of worst case scenarios in the event nuclear talks w Iran fail
1 month ago
US Navy Central Command (NAVCENT) seized the weapons from two flagless vessels in the Arabian Sea
1 month ago
Iranian Foreign Minister: We refuse to bring any issues not related to the nuclear agreement to the negotiating table in Vienna
Circulating video of a chopper used by Iran-backed Houthis in their offensive on Marib. Militry sources say this is the 1s time Houthis used a chopper agnst govt forces. It's probably one of the former Yemen military's they seized after their takeover of the capital Sana'a,20141 month ago
Circulating video of a chopper used by Iran-backed Houthis in their offensive on Marib. Militry sources say this is the 1s time Houthis used a chopper agnst govt forces. It's probably one of the former Yemen military's they seized after their takeover of the capital Sana'a,2014
1 month ago
And on Iran & North Korea, the UK's new military chief said Tehran could "soon" join Pyongyang in posing a "nuclear and ballistic missile threat" to the UK and its allies
Iran sanctions just announced by @USTreasury. Among the entities sanctioned is GHOLAMREZA SOLEIMANI of Iran's BASIJ forces
1 month ago
French Foreign Minister: Our impression is that the Iranians want to stall the talks
1 month ago
Iran nuclear proposals 'not a reasonable basis' for accord: France
A Turkish airstrike in Sinjar in northwest Iraq kills Marwan Badal Hajji (nom de guerre: Dijwar) commander of Yazidi militia YBŞ. This is the 4th top YBŞ commander assassinated by Turkey since 2018.
1 month ago
Reuters from Iranian media: Iran's nuclear talks with world powers will resume on Thursday
Iran Judiciary Spokesperson on Nov. 26 Iran Protests in Isfahan: "Protests were peaceful until seditionists infiltrated the protests & turned to violence/destroyed personal property/Isfahan locals with the help of security forces ended the protests/around 130 ppl were detained
1 month ago
The German Foreign Ministry: Iran's proposals on the nuclear agreement in the Vienna talks are unacceptable
Iran FM @Amirabdolahian: We do not consider an interim agreement as a good agreement for us. An agreement needs to be comprehensive & Iran must be able to benefit from lifting of sanctions We will not be after plan B while negotiating [in Vienna]1 month ago
Iran FM @Amirabdolahian: We do not consider an interim agreement as a good agreement for us. An agreement needs to be comprehensive & Iran must be able to benefit from lifting of sanctions We will not be after plan B while negotiating [in Vienna]
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman: Israel opposes dialogue in the region and has used its efforts to thwart the agreement
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman: The Western parties in the Vienna talks were not serious about our proposals
A senior Iran ian foreign ministry official told Iranian media that the US' reluctance to lift all sanctions is the main challenge to reviving the nuclear deal. He added that the deal was within reach if European powers showed "serious" political will and flexibility
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