“Now they’re developing, as we speak, they’re developing centrifuges that are supposed to be 15 times more effective and more efficient than the centrifuges that they have today,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “That will enable them to leap-frog the distance and the time from low enrichment of uranium to high enrichment like that.”
Iran is facing a water shortage so severe residents of the capital Tehran and other major cities may face rationing in the coming year.
Nowhere is the shortage more apparent than in western Lake Urmia—once Iran’s largest lake—which has devolved into a dry plain, the New York Times reported.
Lake Urmia was [...]
“An important posture enhancement is European missile defense in response to ballistic missile threats from Iran,” Hagel said, adding that the US is committed “to deploying missile defense architecture there,” as a part of Phase 3 of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA).
Hagel also said that over the next two years, three additional Aegis-enabled [...]
By David Albright and Andrea Stricker
Because of Iran’s extensive and persistent nuclear smuggling, Iran needs to accept additional provisions against this practice in the comprehensive solution to be negotiated with the P5+1 under the Joint Plan of Action.
On June 26, 2013, a United States District Court in the Northern District of Illinois indicted [...]
What are the biggest political risks for 2014?
There are plenty of potential crises to keep us up at night in 2014.There are tensions between China and Japan in the East China Sea and elite-level executions in North Korea. Violence continues to worsen in the Middle East with a resurgence of a more [...]
Tension is rising between long-term rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia in what commentators are likening to a “Cold War” scenario which is increasing geostrategic risk in the Middle East.
While the two powers have long competed for regional dominance – albeit more covertly — recent developments have pulled them into a more open battle.
Syria is accelerating its production of missiles and rockets, effectively circumventing international sanctions imposed on it, according to the authoritative Jane’s Defence Weekly.
The magazine, which deals with military and security matters, presented evidence that the regime has upgraded its weapons capacity with the assistance of countries including Iran, North Korea and Belarus.
Jane’s reported [...]
Israel will not dare attack Iran, because it knows what the consequences will be, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a CNN interview
Rouhani dismissed the possibility that Israel would attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. “Israel knows very well what the response would be. Israel knows well our regional capability,” he said. “When it comes [...]
If Iran fully complies with the requirements of a recently signed nuclear deal, its ability to build a nuclear weapon will be delayed by just one month, according to a recent analysis published by a nuclear watchdog group.
If Iran goes along with the nuclear accord and ramps down some of its nuclear work, [...]
Iran’s foreign minister arrived in Moscow today to do a diplomatic victory lap with his Russian allies over America’s withering influence in the Middle East.
Historians will look back at the present moment with astonishment that Iran so skillfully outwitted the West. They will note the breathtaking naiveté of American and European officials who let [...]