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News and updates about Iran

J.D. Vance:

'Punch Iran hard'

Donald Trump's prospective VP declared that only a show of strength would prevent Iranian aggression.

'Punch Iran hard'

Shin Bet discloses:

'This is how Israelis are recruited for Iran-backed missions'

Three Israeli citizens arrested in last two weeks on suspicion of performing security activities directed by Iranian intelligence officials.

'This is how Israelis are recruited for Iran-backed missions'

Iran:

At least 266 prisoners put to death in year's first half

According to the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, the majority of those executed were ethnic minorities. 10 prisoners were executed for charges of political and religious activities, including espionage for Israel.

At least 266 prisoners put to death in year's first half

US report finds:

Houthis used Iranian-made missile in December attack

US military says Yemen’s Houthi rebels likely fired an Iranian-made anti-ship cruise missile at a Norwegian-flagged tanker in the Red Sea. Iran denies it is arming the Houthis.

Houthis used Iranian-made missile in December attack

US Intel. Director:

Iran fueling anti-Israel protests, working to influence elections

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said the US has observed actors tied to Iran’s government posing as activists online, seeking to encourage protests, and even providing financial support to protesters.

Iran fueling anti-Israel protests, working to influence elections

Iran's new president reaffirms anti-Israel stance

Iranian President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian says “resistance movements” will not allow Israel’s "criminal policies" towards the Palestinian Arabs to continue.

Iran's new president reaffirms anti-Israel stance

Reports in Syria:

Israel struck an Iranian target in the northwest of the country

Media report that an air defense system belonging to the pro-Iranian militias was attacked. Syrian Ministry of Defense says Israel was responsible.

Israel struck an Iranian target in the northwest of the country

Despite reformist president

US not expecting policy change from Iran

US officials point out that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls the shots in Iran, say they are not ready to resume nuclear talks.

US not expecting policy change from Iran

After reformist elected:

Iranian lawyer who criticized government arrested

Outspoken Iranian lawyer Mohsen Borhani, who has publicly criticized the government's handling of 2022 protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, arrested.

Iranian lawyer who criticized government arrested

Avigdor Liberman:

'Without defeating Iran, Israel will not survive'

MK Avigdor Liberman spoke to Arutz Sheva: 'We cannot afford to lose this battle. If we manage to defeat Iran, everything else will fit into place, even the release of the hostages.'

'Without defeating Iran, Israel will not survive'

'Iran supports the resistance'

Nasrallah congratulates Iranian president-elect

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah congratulates Iranian president-elect Masoud Pezeshkian on his victory, stresses Tehran's role as a "strong" supporter of regional "resistance" groups.

Nasrallah congratulates Iranian president-elect

Iran elects Masoud Pezeshkian as president

Two months after Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is killed in a helicopter crash, reformist Masoud Pezeshkian is elected to lead the country in his stead.

Iran elects Masoud Pezeshkian as president

'The Day After' - whose?

What does America have planned for “the day after”? What about the United Kingdom, the European Union? Iran?

'The Day After' - whose?

The silent boycott against Iran's authoritarian rule

The election boycott is a critical expression of political maturity and historical consciousness by a society that, despite being shackled by fear and repression, recognizes the futility of participating in a predetermined play. Opinion.

The silent boycott against Iran's authoritarian rule

ANALYSIS

Israel, the West, and the failed strategy against Iran

It appears that the regime in Tehran is using the current chaos in the Middle East and the war against Israel to break out to an atomic bomb. Op-ed.

Israel, the West, and the failed strategy against Iran

Senior Iranian official:

Ready and expecting to attack Israel again

Iranian Air Force commander meets families of terrorists eliminated by Israel: 'Who knows how many missiles we'll launch this time.'

Ready and expecting to attack Israel again

ADL sues Iran, Syria, North Korea over support for Hamas, Oct. 7

Federal lawsuit seeks to hold accountable 3 nations that have provided material support to Hamas, involvement in October 7 massacre.

ADL sues Iran, Syria, North Korea over support for Hamas, Oct. 7

Iranian election headed to runoff

Reformist Masoud Pezeshkian and former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili to face off in second round after no candidate wins more than 50% of the votes in round one.

Iranian election headed to runoff

Iran threatens:

If Israel attacks Lebanon 'an obliterating war will ensue'

The Iranian Mission to the UN warned that all options, 'including the full involvement of all Resistance Fronts,' are on the table.

If Israel attacks Lebanon 'an obliterating war will ensue'

Iranian candidate:

May we have good relations with all countries except Israel

Masoud Pezeshkian, a reformist running in the Iranian presidential election, expresses hope that the Islamic Republic will have friendly relations with all countries except Israel.

May we have good relations with all countries except Israel

IAEA report:

Iran installed four uranium-enriching machines at Fordow

UN atomic agency's latest report says Iran has installed half the advanced uranium-enriching machines it said earlier this month it would quickly add to its Fordow site.

Iran installed four uranium-enriching machines at Fordow

Netanyahu:

'Defeating Hamas step 1 in stopping Iran from conquering MidEast'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with a JINSA delegation of generals and admirals today at the Kirya in Tel Aviv, says Iran waging 7-front war against Israel in bid to conquer the Middle East.

'Defeating Hamas step 1 in stopping Iran from conquering MidEast'

Report:

Netanyahu re-establishes working groups on Iran nuclear threat

Israeli officials say revival of working groups comes in light of intelligence that Iran intends to accelerate its nuclear program during the post-US election transition period.

Netanyahu re-establishes working groups on Iran nuclear threat

After abrupt cancellation:

Israel and US agree to reconvene joint meeting on Iran

Israel and the US have agreed to reconvene a joint meeting on Iran that was cancelled by the White House last week following Netanyahu’s video which raised the Biden administration's ire.

Israel and US agree to reconvene joint meeting on Iran

US imposes sanctions on Iranian 'shadow banking' network

Treasury imposes sanctions on nearly 50 entities and people involved in network used by Iran and the IRGC to disguise the revenue they generate abroad.

US imposes sanctions on Iranian 'shadow banking' network

Gallant to Austin:

'Now is the time to realize US commitment to stopping Iran'

Israeli Defense Minister meets US Defense Secretary at the Pentagon, warns the Middle East is at a crossroads.

'Now is the time to realize US commitment to stopping Iran'

Iranian elections:

Jewish leaders call on Jews to vote

Ahead of the elections for Iran's next president, Rabbi Younes Hamami Lalehzar is leading the call for his community to go to the polls.

Jewish leaders call on Jews to vote

National Cyber Directorate Head:

'Iran is cyber-attacking its allies'

Global cyber threat posed by Iran raised at Cyber Week Conference at Tel Aviv University.

'Iran is cyber-attacking its allies'

'Iranian destabilization plot'

Jordanian authorities find explosives in Amman

Jordanian security forces say explosives found in a warehouse in an industrial zone and in a residential neighborhood near an airport used by US military planes were planted by Iranian agents.

Jordanian authorities find explosives in Amman

'Deceptions and lies'

Lebanon denies weapons are stored at Beirut airport

Lebanese air transport association denies report in The Telegraph that Hezbollah has been storing at Beirut’s main airport, invites journalists for a tour.

Lebanon denies weapons are stored at Beirut airport

Iran threatens Canada:

'We reserve the right to a proportionate and reciprocal response'

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman condemned Canada's decision to classify the IRGC as a terror organization, calling the decision hostile, irresponsible, and provocative.

'We reserve the right to a proportionate and reciprocal response'

Report:

Movement restrictions imposed on fmr. Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad

According to the report, the restrictions were imposed after the former president returned from a trip to northern Iran.

Movement restrictions imposed on fmr. Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad

Canada:

Jewish organizations welcome IRGC blacklist

Jewish organizations in Canada praise the Canadian government’s blacklisting of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps. B'nai Brith Canada: Long overdue.

Jewish organizations welcome IRGC blacklist

Canada declares IRGC a terrorist organization

Canadian FM calls on citizens to leave Iran and not travel to the Islamic Republic as government designated the Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organization.

Canada declares IRGC a terrorist organization

Iran:

Nobel Peace Prize winner sentenced to another year in prison

Narges Mohammadi, Iran’s most prominent human rights activist and 2023 Nobel Peace Prize winner, sentenced to another year in Evin prison for “propaganda activities against the regime”.

Nobel Peace Prize winner sentenced to another year in prison

Sa'ar to social media site X:

'Ban Khamenei's account immediately'

MK Gideon Sa’ar calls on the management of social media site X, as well as on owner Elon Musk, to ban the account of Iran’s Supreme Leader after he posted calls in Farsi to eliminate Israel.

'Ban Khamenei's account immediately'

Khamenei:

'Renounce the Zionist regime and its supporters'

Iran’s Supreme Leader takes to social media, urges Hajj pilgrims to disassociate from the US and Israel.

'Renounce the Zionist regime and its supporters'

Iran to G7:

'Distance yourself from destructive policies'

Iran fires back after the Group of Seven condemns Iran's recent nuclear program escalation and threatens it with sanctions.

'Distance yourself from destructive policies'

Revealed:

These are the Iranian hackers who attacked Israeli targets

Iran International obtains information that exposes the identities of those behind MuddyWater and Darkbit hacker groups, affiliated with Iran's Intelligence Ministry, which carried out cyberattacks against targets in Israel and other countries.

These are the Iranian hackers who attacked Israeli targets

IAEA:

Iran has activated new advanced centrifuges

UN's atomic energy agency says Iran has started up new cascades of advanced centrifuges and plans to install others in the coming weeks.

Iran has activated new advanced centrifuges

IAEA report:

Iran installed more centrifuges at Fordow plant

State Department says Washington and its allies are prepared to continue to increase pressure on Iran if it does not cooperate with the IAEA.

Iran installed more centrifuges at Fordow plant

Again:

Ahmadinejad barred from running for President of Iran

Iran’s Guardian Council approves several candidates to run in the June 28 presidential election, but bars former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running.

Ahmadinejad barred from running for President of Iran

Report:

US warns war in Lebanon will draw Iran to intervene

The US reportedly warned Israel that even if a ground operation would only be carried out in areas close to the border it would probably push Iran to intervene.

US warns war in Lebanon will draw Iran to intervene

IAEA board passes resolution censuring Iran

International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors passes resolution calling on Iran to step up cooperation with the organization.

IAEA board passes resolution censuring Iran

European powers seek to censure Iran at IAEA

Britain, France and Germany submit resolution to International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors, censuring Iran over its lack of cooperation with the agency.

European powers seek to censure Iran at IAEA

Report:

Iranian military adviser killed in Israeli strike in Syria

Iranian media report that an Iranian military official was killed in an alleged Israeli attack on a copper factory in the Aleppo region.

Iranian military adviser killed in Israeli strike in Syria

Iran:

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad officially registers to run for President

The 67-year-old Ahmadinejad, who was Iran's President from 2005 to 2013, said before leaving office that denying the Holocaust was his “proudest moment” as President.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad officially registers to run for President

Iranian general dies following illness

Gen. Vajihollah Moradi, key figure in the IRGC's foreign wing, dies following an illness, Iranian state TV reports.

Iranian general dies following illness

US sanctions Iran's drone program

US announces sanctions against entities enabling Iran's drone program, in action seeking to disrupt the production and proliferation of UAVs used by Russia against Ukraine.

US sanctions Iran's drone program

'You're on the right side':

Khamenei praises anti-Israel protesters on US campuses

Iran’s Supreme Leader pens letter lauding pro-Palestinian Arab protesters on campuses across the US, says they are a branch of the “Resistance Front” against Israel.

Khamenei praises anti-Israel protesters on US campuses

60 days before the games:

Mossad discovers attacks targeting Olympics

With just two months to go before the Olympic Games in Paris, Israeli security services have discovered an Iranian-backed attempt to execute terrorist attacks in Europe.

Mossad discovers attacks targeting Olympics

Report:

Iran provides ballistic missile to Houthis in Yemen

Iranian media reports that the sea-launched ballistic missile Ghadr has been made available to Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Iran provides ballistic missile to Houthis in Yemen

US to boycott UN tribute to Raisi

US official says US will boycott a UN tribute to Iranian President who was killed in a helicopter crash: The United Nations should be standing with the people of Iran, not memorializing their oppressor.

US to boycott UN tribute to Raisi

Neturei Karta:

We are working to save Iranian Jew from death sentence

A member of the extreme anti-Zionist sect told Radio Kol Barama that community activists are in Iran working to save Arvin Ghahremani, who faces the death penalty after being involved in a deadly brawl.

We are working to save Iranian Jew from death sentence

When Palestine will be free, every Jew will be Arvin Ghahremani

The condemned Iranian Jew is a dreadful reminder of what Jews would be without a State of Israel. Op-ed.

When Palestine will be free, every Jew will be Arvin Ghahremani

Now is the time to focus on stopping Iran

Iran has become a near-nuclear country. It must be stopped. This is an existential danger which must be at the top of Israel's priority list. Opinion.

Now is the time to focus on stopping Iran

IAEA report:

Iran increases its uranium enriched to near weapons-grade level

New report by UN's nuclear watchdog finds Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium enriched up to 60%.

Iran increases its uranium enriched to near weapons-grade level

Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad announces election run

Twenty candidates aspire to replace Iranian Pres. Raisi after helicopter crash, among them a former Foreign Minister, and former Iranian Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad announces election run

Erdan to Guterres:

'Stop eulogizing terrorists, start standing up to them'

Israeli Amb. to the Un condemns Secretary-General for writing in memorial book for the 'butcher of Tehran,' questions if he gave any thought to Ebrahim Raisi's thousands of victims.

'Stop eulogizing terrorists, start standing up to them'

Report:

Appeal of Iranian Jewish man sentenced to death rejected

Iranian court rejects appeal against execution of young Jewish man who killed a Muslim in self-defense after the Muslim man stabbed him.

Appeal of Iranian Jewish man sentenced to death rejected