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Nuclear War with Iran: Science-based options

At some point, a nuclear war involving Israel may become more imaginable. Israel’s corresponding responsibility should be to prepare prudently and systematically for all contingencies, as outlined below. Op-ed.

Nuclear War with Iran: Science-based options

Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium

UN nuclear watchdog says Iran continues to bar its most seasoned inspectors from monitoring its nuclear program.

Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium

'Iran's uranium enrichment activity remains high'

Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, says Iran continues to enrich uranium well beyond the needs for commercial nuclear use.

'Iran's uranium enrichment activity remains high'

'Iran not entirely transparent on nuclear program'

IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi warns about Iran after senior official says the country has all it needs to build a weapon.

'Iran not entirely transparent on nuclear program'

Iran begins construction of four nuclear plants

Iran has begun construction on four more nuclear power plants in the country’s south, with expected total capacity of 5,000 megawatts.

Iran begins construction of four nuclear plants

'Iran is barely cooperating with us'

Rafael Grossi says the International Atomic Energy Agency feels it is being held "hostage" to Iran's disputes with Western countries.

'Iran is barely cooperating with us'

A longer Gaza conflict's implications for nuclear war with Iran

Will the Iran regime be ovethrown by the people? Israel must not rely on that and plan for Iran accelerating its nuclear program. Opinion.

A longer Gaza conflict's implications for nuclear war with Iran

Iranian opposition leader speaks at the Knesset

Iranian opposition leader Vahid Beheshti at the Knesset: You should not be afraid of attacking Iranian bases in Iran.

Iranian opposition leader speaks at the Knesset

Four countries condemn Iran over uranium enrichment

France, Germany, Britain and US condemn Iran after IAEA report said it increased its production rate of highly enriched uranium.

Four countries condemn Iran over uranium enrichment

'There's nothing new here, we didn't change anything'

Iran claims there is "nothing new" in IAEA report which said it had accelerated production of highly enriched uranium.

'There's nothing new here, we didn't change anything'

US 'greatly concerned' by Iran's uranium enrichment

US responds to IAEA report which found that Iran has increased its production of highly enriched uranium.

US 'greatly concerned' by Iran's uranium enrichment

Iran increasing production of highly enriched uranium

New IAEA report finds Iran has reversed the slowdown in its production of uranium to 60% purity.

Iran increasing production of highly enriched uranium

Iran has enough uranium enriched to 60% purity

UN's nuclear watchdog says Iran is still stonewalling the agency on key issues in latest report.

Iran has enough uranium enriched to 60% purity

Refreezing Iranian assets exposes Biden Administration’s folly

Does the release of these funds now mean that Team Biden is engaging in its own “disinformation” campaign? Opinion.

Refreezing Iranian assets exposes Biden Administration’s folly

Iran rejects latest US report about its nuclear program

The report determined that Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons at this time, but has the infrastructure to do so in less than two weeks.

Iran rejects latest US report about its nuclear program

Iran can make a nuclear weapon in less than two weeks

New US report says Iran isn't pursuing nuclear weapons at this time, but can do so quickly.

Iran can make a nuclear weapon in less than two weeks

'Iran must take de-escalatory steps on its nuclear program'

State Department spokesman Matthew Miller calls on Iran to resume cooperation with IAEA if it wants to make space for diplomacy with the US.

'Iran must take de-escalatory steps on its nuclear program'

'We will continue peaceful nuclear activities'

Head of Iran's atomic energy organization says his country is unfazed by sanctions and will continue "peaceful" nuclear activities.

'We will continue peaceful nuclear activities'

'The US needs to prove its goodwill to revive nuclear deal'

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi accuses US of violating 2015 nuclear deal.

'The US needs to prove its goodwill to revive nuclear deal'

Iran urged to reverse its decision to ban IAEA inspectors

US, Britain, France and Germany call on Iran to "immediately reverse" decision to withdraw accreditation from nuclear watchdog inspectors.

Iran urged to reverse its decision to ban IAEA inspectors

'Reconsider ban on IAEA inspectors'

European Union criticizes Iran's decision to withdraw accreditation from several inspectors from the United Nations nuclear watchdog.

'Reconsider ban on IAEA inspectors'

Britain, France and Germany to maintain sanctions on Iran

Britain, France and Germany announce strategy to maintain nuclear sanctions on Iran even after they expire under terms of 2015 deal.

Britain, France and Germany to maintain sanctions on Iran

'We're ready to negotiate with US based on September document'

Iran’s Foreign Minister says talks on revival of nuclear deal should be based on understandings reached last year.

'We're ready to negotiate with US based on September document'

'Int'l community losing interest in Iran's nuclear program'

Rafael Grossi, head of International Atomic Energy Agency: There is a certain routinization of what is going on in Iran.

'Int'l community losing interest in Iran's nuclear program'

Iran slowing uranium enrichment

The confidential report comes as Iran and the US are negotiating a prisoner swap and the release of billions of dollars in Iranian assets.

Iran slowing uranium enrichment

'I would support broader deal with Iran'

Rep. Mike Turner says he would support broader diplomatic deal with Iran that would eventually freeze progress in its nuclear program.

'I would support broader deal with Iran'

Iran slowed down buildup of near-weapons-grade enriched uranium

Sources tell Wall Street Journal Iran has diluted some of its stockpile of enriched uranium.

Iran slowed down buildup of near-weapons-grade enriched uranium

'We'll discuss revival of nuclear deal with dignity'

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi vows to work to counteract the US sanctions imposed on the country.

'We'll discuss revival of nuclear deal with dignity'

Deputy US Secretary of State Wendy Sherman retires

Sherman was a lead negotiator of the 2015 nuclear deal that was signed between Iran and world powers, including the US.

Deputy US Secretary of State Wendy Sherman retires

'We gave IAEA new details on uranium at two sites'

Iran says it gave detailed answers to UN watchdog about two sites that inspectors say bore traces of man-made uranium.

'We gave IAEA new details on uranium at two sites'

'We're not currently talking about a nuclear deal with Iran'

US Secretary of State says "we’re now in a place where we’re not talking about a nuclear agreement."

'We're not currently talking about a nuclear deal with Iran'

Netanyahu emphasizes Israel's two red lines to Herzog

Netanyahu and Herzog discuss a host of issues, chief among them the Iranian nuclear threat and Iran's activities to destabilize the region.

Netanyahu emphasizes Israel's two red lines to Herzog

Iran not pursuing nuclear weapons at the moment

New US assessment says Iran has moved to increase its capacity to produce an atomic bomb, but has stopped short of that so far.

Iran not pursuing nuclear weapons at the moment

Europe to retain Iran ballistic missile sanctions

The sanctions, which were part of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, are due to expire in October.

Europe to retain Iran ballistic missile sanctions

'Stop burying your head in the sand on Iran'

In op-ed in The Telegraph, Foreign Minister Eli Cohen calls for firm international stance against Iran's nuclear program.

'Stop burying your head in the sand on Iran'

Assistant US Secretary of State to visit Israel

State Department announces Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf will meet senior Israeli officials.

Assistant US Secretary of State to visit Israel

'Some of the reports on Iran agreement are not true'

Secretary of State rejects reports that Washington and Tehran are close to agreements.

'Some of the reports on Iran agreement are not true'

'We are closer than ever to needing to act against Iran'

MK Benny Gantz at AJC Global Forum: Should a responsible action be needed against Iran, I will provide my full support to the government.

'We are closer than ever to needing to act against Iran'

'We're not discussing interim deal with Iran'

US official says Washington has told Tehran of steps that might trigger a crisis and also those that may create a better climate.

'We're not discussing interim deal with Iran'

'We held indirect talks with the US'

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson confirms indirect talks with the US in Oman, but stresses Iran isn't interested in an interim deal.

'We held indirect talks with the US'

'We stand with Israel in stemming Iranian threat'

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė speaks at AJC Global Forum: We will continue pushing for more sanctions against Iran.

'We stand with Israel in stemming Iranian threat'

'Do not sign a bad deal with Iran'

Opposition leader at AJC Global Forum: Simply going for some sort of new version of the 2015 Iran deal is not good enough.

'Do not sign a bad deal with Iran'

'You will pay a heavy price if 90% uranium enrichment continues'

Sources say US and Iran held indirect talks in Oman, in which US warned Iran not to continue on the path towards nuclear weapons.

'You will pay a heavy price if 90% uranium enrichment continues'

US and Iran deny an interim deal is near

United States and Iran both deny reports that they are nearing an interim nuclear deal.

US and Iran deny an interim deal is near

'We will never politicize our work in Iran'

Rafael Grossi pushes back on Israel’s claims that his agency capitulated to Iranian pressure.

'We will never politicize our work in Iran'

'We will back the government if it acts against Iran'

National Unity Party chairman: We will do whatever it takes to prevent an existential threat to the State of Israel.

'We will back the government if it acts against Iran'

'Backing down from stance on Israel would be a mistake'

Iran’s Supreme Leader defends tough approach to the West: Compromise would only invite further hostility.

'Backing down from stance on Israel would be a mistake'

'Not inviting Netanyahu a serious mistake on the part of the US'

Israel’s UN Ambassador will take part in Jerusalem Conference in New York: New York is the capital of the Jewish people outside Israel.

'Not inviting Netanyahu a serious mistake on the part of the US'

'Normalization with Saudis - a question not of if, but of when'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen on potential new Iran nuclear deal: An agreement signed by Iran is not worth the paper on which it is signed.

'Normalization with Saudis - a question not of if, but of when'

What if Bernard Lewis was right about Iran?

Bernard Lewis claimed that nuclear Iran welcomes an Apocalypse. Op-ed.

What if Bernard Lewis was right about Iran?

Biden's security adviser meets Israeli officials

Jake Sullivan hosts Tzachi Hanegbi and Minister Ron Dermer, discusses enhanced coordination to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Biden's security adviser meets Israeli officials

'The yielding to political pressure is very disappointing'

Israel blasts UN's atomic agency over decision to close two probes of highly enriched uranium in Iran.

'The yielding to political pressure is very disappointing'

Iran has resolved two outstanding inquiries on nuclear program

IAEA closes two probes over uranium found at Iranian nuclear sites.

Iran has resolved two outstanding inquiries on nuclear program

Biden adviser discussed outreach to Iran with Oman

Officials say Biden's Middle East adviser visited Oman this month to discuss outreach to Iran regarding its nuclear program.

Biden adviser discussed outreach to Iran with Oman

US and Iran negotiating release of sanctioned Iranian funds

A potential agreement is taking shape that could see Iran release prisoners in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctioned funds.

US and Iran negotiating release of sanctioned Iranian funds

France blasts Iran's latest ballistic missile test

France accuses Iran of violating UN resolution endorsing 2015 nuclear deal after it carried out a long-range ballistic missile test.

France blasts Iran's latest ballistic missile test

'We'll cooperate with IAEA inspectors on any new activities'

The statement follows an AP report on Tehran's new underground system near the Natanz facility.

'We'll cooperate with IAEA inspectors on any new activities'

'Attack on nuclear facilities would mean war'

Iranian official warns Israel against attacking his country’s nuclear facilities.

'Attack on nuclear facilities would mean war'

'Iran doesn't fear us the way they need to fear us'

Dennis Ross, who served as a senior advisor to three US presidents, criticizes current administration's policy on Iran.

'Iran doesn't fear us the way they need to fear us'

Iran 'satisfied' with progress in talks with IAEA

Iranian Foreign Minister calls on IAEA to put aside its political approach toward Iran.

Iran 'satisfied' with progress in talks with IAEA