Iran nuclear program

Romney To Meet In Boston With Jewish Donors

05/25/2012

 Mitt Romney is meeting with about 30 major Jewish donors to his presidential campaign as part of a "constituents day."

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and all-but-certain Republican nominee for president, will meet for about an hour with the donors in Boston on Thursday.

A donor who was invited told JTA that the purpose of the meeting would be an exchange of views.

There would be other meetings the same day with other constituent groups, the donor said, confirming reports of the meeting from a number of Jewish community officials.

House Rejects Containment Of Iran Nuke Without Authorizing Force

05/19/2012

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.

IDF Chief: Iran Has Not Yet Decided To Build A Nuclear Bomb

04/25/2012

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 Germans See Iran As Bigger Threat Than Israel

04/23/2012

 

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.

NY Times Editor Not Convinced Iran Working To Build A Bomb

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.

Israel: Time Of Iran Reckoning Is Closer

02/03/2012

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.

Atlanta Jewish Times Editor Quits Over Obama Assassination Column; Will Sell Paper

01/20/2012

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.

Time Magazine Says Mossad Killed Iranian Scientist

01/15/2012

Israel's Mossad assassinated an Iranian scientist in a bomb attack, Time Magazine reported, citing unnamed Western intelligence sources.

The report Saturday came as Iranian state television reported that the Islamic Republic had evidence that the United States was behind the Jan. 11 attack, that it said was "planned, guided and supported" by the Central Intelligence Agency.

The Time report also intimated that Israel was behind the deaths of three other Iranian nuclear scientists in the last two years.

State Dept. Condemns Killing Of Iran Scientist

01/13/2012

The Obama administration condemned an attack in Tehran that killed a nuclear scientist, and Iran threatened Israel with revenge.

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.

"We condemn any assassination or attack on an innocent person, and we express our sympathies to the family," Victoria Nuland, the State Department spokeswoman, said Wednesday.

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.

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