On April 28, 2014, the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York filed a grand jury indictment against Chinese national Li Fang-wei, aka, Karl Li, owner and operator of the previously indicted company Limmt and its many associated trading companies and aliases. Li is suspected of selling to Iran controlled and [...]
“In other words, a phony deal will make Israeli action necessary, for it will be the only thing standing in the way of an Iranian nuclear bomb.”
Right now it looks like the path either will lead to no deal or a phony deal. This is the third regional problem that could easily blow up [...]
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized the current world order, and called for a new world order in which the nations’ economic and technological advantages are preferred to their military might.
Iran’s cultural heritage and its great civilization along with its independent seeking discourse rooted in the Islamic Revolution culture has increased the [...]
ISIS analyses the case of a Ukraine-based company, Electrovek Steel, which created a special web site in Farsi hosted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to advertise high grade maraging steel, including U.S.-made Vascomax C300 and C350 maraging steel.
High quality maraging steel is subject to national trade control laws and, with regard to Iran, [...]
Washington’s concerns are certainly well-placed. In recent years, in tandem with its nuclear advances, the Islamic republic has carried out significant, sustained work on its ballistic-missile arsenal. According to U.S. intelligence assessments, Iran is already the most formidable missile power in the Middle East, and ballistic missiles would be its delivery system of choice if [...]
As they examine the difficulties of carrying out a strike, Israeli operational analysts can take comfort in the fact that Israel has achieved surprise many times before. Iran, as the intended target of a potential attack, is faced with several problems. One is to detect the decision to attack. Another is to accurately assess the [...]
Iran currently has nearly 19,000 centrifuges, including 10,000 of the so-called first generation being used to enrich uranium.
The country insists its nuclear activities are solely for civilian purposes.
“If we want to use the Natanz enrichment facility to produce the annual fuel of Bushehr nuclear power plant, we need to build 30,000 new centrifuges,” [...]
The U.S. intelligence community has determined that Iran, despite its agreement with the West, would continue to enhance its nuclear weapons capability.
Officials said the intelligence community has dismissed the prospect that Iran would slow down its nuclear weapons program.
The officials said the community, despite assurances by the White House, assessed that Teheran would [...]
A rising chorus of Israeli voices is again raising the possibility of carrying out a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities in what appears to be an attempt to draw renewed attention to Tehran’s atomic program — and Israel’s unhappiness with international negotiations with the Iranians.
In recent days, a series of newspaper reports and [...]
The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly maintained massive military funding for a possible strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities despite ongoing negotiations between Western powers and the Islamic Republic.
Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reported that Knesset members taking part in committee hearings in January and February were informed that the 2014 national [...]