Iran

Iran Blames Israel For Another Nuclear Scientist's Death

01/11/2012

Iranian officials are blaming Israel for an attack in Tehran that killed a nuclear scientist.

Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, was killed Wednesday when a bomb placed on his car by a motorcyclist exploded. Roshan reportedly was a supervisor at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, in addition to being a professor at Tehran's technical university.

The U.S. is trying to convince Israel that Iran's nuclear threat can be contained without a military strike. Do you agree?

Iran Threatens To Cut Off Mideast Oil

12/27/2011

Iran will close the Strait of Hormuz if its oil exports are subjected to foreign sanctions, the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported.

"If they impose sanctions on Iran's oil exports, then even one drop of oil cannot flow from the Straits of Hormuz," IRNA quoted Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iran's first vice-president, as saying, referring to Western countries.

GOP Hopefuls -- Minus Ron Paul -- Address Republican Jewish Coalition

12/08/2011

Appearing with five fellow candidates at a Republican Jewish Coalition forum, Newt Gingrich called for “a dramatically rethought strategy for the Middle East.”

Israel Shifting Tone On Iran

After threats of an attack, a change as the rhetoric softens this week.

11/15/2011
Staff Writer

After much saber rattling about possible military action to halt Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, Israeli officials have changed tactics following the release of a report on Iran’s nuclear ambitions. 

“Now we’re not seeing talk of unilateral action but a call for a broader approach,” said Gerald Steinberg, a political science professor at Bar-Ilan University.

The Assembly Takes On Tehran

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver wants to use access to business in the Empire State as leverage to keep companies from doing business with Ahmadinejad's Iran.

Today, the Manhattan Democrat announced what he called landmark legislation that would prevent not just Albany but municipal governments here from any contracts with companies with ties to Tehran. He cited the recent suspected attempt by the Iranian government to hatch a terror plot that, officials said, may have involved an attack on the Israeli and Saudi embassies here.

New Industrial Virus Uses Code From Iran-Targeted Stuxnet

10/25/2011

 

(JTA) -- A computer virus similar to the Stuxnet virus that attacked Iran's nuclear program has been identified.

Duqu, with a malicious code similar to Stuxnet, was discovered on computer systems in Europe, the computer security firm Symantec said in a report issued Tuesday.

"Parts of Duqu are nearly identical to Stuxnet, but with a completely different purpose," Symantec said in its report. "Duqu is essentially the precursor to a future Stuxnet-like attack."

Iran Terror Plot Halted, Officials Say

10/11/2011
JTA

U.S. officials say they frustrated an Iranian plot to use a weapon of mass destruction on American soil. The targets may have included Israel’s embassy here.

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday outlined charges filed in New York City against two men -- an Iranian American and an Iranian. The Iranian American is in custody, while the Iranian is at large.

Holder alleged that the plot involved a plan to hire members of the Mexican drug cartel to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington.

Community Celebrates Return Of Iran Captive Josh Fattal

09/26/2011
Staff Writer

The shofar was blown in one suburban Philadelphia synagogue last Friday night to celebrate an answered prayer – the release by Iran of the two American hikers, one of whom, Josh Fattal, had become a bar mitzvah with the guidance of the shul's rabbi.

Now It Can Be Told: Iran Hiker Josh Fattal's Judaism Kept Secret

His secret has been kept for the 781 days he was held in an Iranian prison, but now it can be told: Joshua Fattal, the 29-year-old hiker from Elkins Park, PA, is Jewish.
 
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