A group of former U.S. security officials said an Israeli or U.S. attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities may delay Iran’s nuclear program by two to four years.
A U.S. air strike involving Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) stealth B-2 bombers dropping 30,000-pound precision-guided penetrating bombs “carried out to near perfection” could delay Iran’s program by up to four years, according to the report.
While Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad boasted last week that another 1,000 uranium enrichment centrifuges had gone on line, the cyberwar attempt to scuttle Iran’s quest for a nuclear bomb continues with a new computer worm causing havoc.
An Iranian nuclear scientist has reportedly sent e-mails complaining that computers at the Natanz and Fordo nuclear plants began playing the AC/DC song “Thunderstruck” at full volume during the middle of the night.
Mitt Romney told an audience of Christian conservatives that he would do the “opposite” of what President Obama has done when it comes to Israel.
“I think, by and large, you can just look at the things the president has done and do the opposite,” Romney said Saturday in an address by video to a conference of the Faith and Freedom Coalition.
Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and the all but certain Republican presidential nominee, is in Pennsylvania, campaigning. The Faith and Freedom Coalition conference took place in Washington D.C.
An overwhelming majority in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution rejecting containment of Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program, but a sponsor made clear that the bill did not authorize use of force.
The nonbinding resolution, which also says it is in the U.S. "vital interest" to keep Iran from achieving a nuclear capability, passed 401-11 on Thursday. A similar resolution is under consideration in the Senate.
The language it embraces is in line with "red lines" Israel has suggested could trigger a military attack.
IraIran has not yet decided whether to manufacture a nuclear bomb, the head of Israel's military said.
The Islamic Republic "is going step by step to the place where it will be able to decide whether to manufacture a nuclear bomb," Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz told Haaretz in an Independence Day interview. "It hasn't yet decided whether to go the extra mile."
Gantz said this year is critical in Iran's nuclear development but "not necessarily 'go, no-go,' " for an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear sites.
Fewer than half of all Germans believe that Iran poses the graver danger in the current tensions between Iran and Israel, a new poll has found.
According to the survey on the Infratest/Dimap website, 58 percent of Germans see Iran's nuclear ambitions as an existential threat to Israel, and 48 percent see Iran as the greater threat of the two countries.
I’ve been concerned of late by the New York Times’ coverage of the tensions among Israel, Iran and the U.S. So many of the reports leave the impression – an unfair one, I think -- that Israel is chafing at the bit to strike Iran’s nuclear sites, and what a bad idea that is.
Israeli officials said the time was near to consider a military strike on Iran.
"Today, unlike the past, the world has no doubt that Iran’s nuclear program is steadily nearing readiness and is about to enter an ‘immunity zone," Ehud Barak, the defense minister, said Thursday at the Herzliya Conference at the Interdisciplinary Center's conference, in remarks reported by Bloomberg News.
The 'immunity zone' refers to the point beyond which military experts believe it will be impossible to slow Iran's nuclear program with a strike.
The owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times has resigned and is seeking a buyer in the wake of a column he wrote speculating that Israel would consider assassinating President Obama.
Andrew Adler, in an email obtained by JTA, announced Monday that he is "relinquishing all day-to-day activities effective immediately" following the publishing of his opinion piece saying that Obama's assassination was among Israel's options in heading off a nuclear Iran.