Latest Update: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Iran threatened to target US and Israel, if Washington attacks
A senior Iranian cleric Ahmad Khatami, close to the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said to worshipers at Eid prayers in Tehran, “The price of war with Iran is very high for America. They know if they harm this country and this state in the slightest way the United States and its main ally in the region, the Zionist regime (Israel), would be targeted.”
— Reuters UK (@ReutersUK) August 22, 2018
Iran’s Revolutionary guards have already threatened to attack Israel with 100,000 missiles ready to wipe out Israel.
US National Security Advisor John Bolton visited Israel to discuss regional issues mainly about Iran and advocated to exert the maximum pressure on Iran. He said during visit to Israel, “There should not be any doubt that the United States wants this resolved peacefully, but we are fully prepared for any contingency that Iran creates.”
Bolton said, “We expect that Europeans will see as business all over Europe are seeing that the choice between doing business with Iran or doing business with United States is very clear to them”.
In their meeting, the two discussed a range of security matters, including Iran, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza. pic.twitter.com/NBDIOzA8jp
— Embassy of Israel (@IsraelinUSA) August 20, 2018
He further added, “So we will see what plays out in November. But Trump has made it very clear- his words, he wants maximum pressure on Iran, maximum pressure and that is what is going on”.
Iran has threatened to block Hormuz strait if its oil is not exported after November 4 that may lead to a direct military confrontation between Iran and US
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Iran displayed all-Iranian made fighter jet
On Tuesday, Iran displayed an all Iranian made twin-seat fighter jet with advanced avionics and fire control. The jet is named as Kowsar that is a title of a chapter in holy book, the Quran.
At the inaugural ceremony President Rouhani said it would enhance Tehran’s deterrence capabilities in confronting Washington.
Rouhani said, “The enemy should see how expensive an invasion of Iran would be”, “Why does not the US wage a military attack on us? Because of our power”.
Iran has unveiled its first domestically designed and manufactured fighter jet named “Kowsar” during a defense show in Tehran.
The aircraft conducted its first public display flight during Tuesday’s ceremony in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani and Defense Minister. pic.twitter.com/vkFM59yZ9g
— Iran Embassy, India (@embassy_iran) August 21, 2018
Rouhani said in a televised speech, “When I speak of our readiness to defend, it means we seek lasting peace. If we lack readiness, we welcome war”
Iran has already accelerated its missile development program and is improving it’s military might after US president Trump withdrew from Iran Nuclear deal and re imposed sanctions on Iran. Iran has vowed to further strengthen its missile power and military might for self defence.
Monday, August 20, 2018
Iran’s foreign policy turns out successful and US’ foreign policy failed
As predicted by us that Iran will not accept US decisions and will continue to do whatever is necessary for its security and sovereignty. Here is update on the same.
On the sidelines of his meeting with lawmakers in the Majlis, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said, as reported by Tehran Times, “Except the illegitimate Zionist regime and one or two countries in the region that follow America, nobody in the world has supported America”.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says despite a lot of noise from Washington over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, it was the U.S. and not Iran whose foreign policy ended in failure.https://t.co/bf7KpP9Y3t
— Tehran Times (@TehranTimes79) August 21, 2018
He said, “This shows that despite all the noise that the Americans have made, it was our foreign policy which turned out successful. And it was their foreign policy which was defeated. It is because one day Mr. Trump makes a speech, and the next day Mr. Pompeo makes an (opposite) speech. Yet the next day they form the (Iran) action group. These things they are doing all show that their policies have failed.”
“We had formed a special committee at the Supreme National Security Council secretariat to deal with American actions before America did [the same]. This committee has performed well. This is why we see the Americans tried for 1.5 years to force Iran out of the JCPOA, to violate the JCPOA so that the Americans could have a procedure to justify their act.”
Zarif added, “They finally failed and were forced, against their primary policy, to quit the JCPOA unilaterally and in fact stand against the world community.”
Monday, August 13, 2018
Iran unveiled next generation ballistic missile
As predicted by us in our article published on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 that Iran will accelerate its program of ballistic missile development. Iran will not accept US decisions and will continue to do whatever is necessary for its security and sovereignty. Here is update on the same.
On Monday, state broadcaster IRIB said the new Fateh Mobin has “successfully passed its test” that could strike targets at sea and land.
#Iran has unveiled a new type of Fateh 110 short-range ballistic missile, the Fateh Mobin, which it claims is more precise than previous variants and has improved “stealth” features to defeat enemy ballistic missile defenses and other countermeasures https://t.co/70AM724Qva
— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) August 13, 2018
Quoted by news agency Tasnim, Defence Minister of Iran Amir Hatami said, “As promised to our dear people, we will not spare any effort to increase the missile capabilities of the country and we will certainly increase our missile power every day.”
Hatami said, “Nothing can stop this missile because of its high degree of flexibility”, the new version of missile is “100 percent domestically made, agile, stealth, tactile and precision guided”.
He further added, “Be sure that the greater the pressure and psychological warfare against the great nation of Iran, our will to enhance our defence power in all fields will increase”.
— Press TV (@PressTV) August 13, 2018
Strengthening missile power as part of improving defence capabilities is priority for Iran amid rising tensions with Washington with threats from United States and Israel that “all options are on table”.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Iran’s nuclear agency announced that an Iranian factory has started producing rotors
As stated in our previous article “Will US sanctions force Iran to scrap the Nuclear Deal itself”, Iran will accelerate uranium enrichment. Here is one more article that proves the same.
On July 18, 2018, Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s nuclear agency announced that an Iranian factory has started producing rotors for up to 60 centrifuges per day in order to prepare to increase the uranium enrichment capacity. The announcement of head of Nuclear Energy Organization of Iran came a month after Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered nuclear agencies to be ready to increase the uranium enrichment capacity.
Salehi said, “Instead of building this factory in the next seven to eight years, we built it during the negotiations but did not start it.” He added, “Of course, the supreme leader was completely informed and we gave him the necessary information at the time. And now that he has given the order, this factory has started all of its work.”
#Iran has built a factory that can produce rotors for up to 60 centrifuges a day, the head of its atomic agency said on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a confrontation with Washington over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear work https://t.co/GlMro69MSR pic.twitter.com/QHVRkbKpFM
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) July 18, 2018
Salehi also told state TV on Wednesday that Iran has imported 400 tons of uranium after nuclear deal was signed in 2015, bringing its stockpile to between 900-950 tons up from 500 tons. This stock is enough for Iran’s longtime goal of 1,90,000 centrifuge machines to enrich uranium.
Last month, Salehi announced that Iran has started work on Infrastructure to build advance centrifuge for uranium enrichment. Under the nuclear accord Iran was limited to enrich the uranium to 3.67 percent, enough to use in nuclear power plants but much lower than the 90 percent needed for a nuclear weapon.
Iran vowed to increase the uranium enrichment capacity after US pulled out of landmark Iran Nuclear deal in May 2018.