Iran aims to start a reactor next year which the West fears could arm an atomic bomb; Israel, which has bombed such construction sites around the Middle East before, may try to stop the plant being completed, say experts.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that Iran was just six to seven months away from being able to build a nuclear bomb, adding urgency to his demand that President Barack Obama set a clear "red line" for Tehran
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cancellation of a security cabinet session on Iran following a media leak last week laid bare a conundrum long troubling Israeli strategists: could they count on any element of surprise in a war on their a
Iran's navy is "fully prepared" to defend the country's interests even in international waters, the official IRNA news agency quoted a senior navy commander as saying on Friday.
"All activities of our enemies are within our reach. Our
The US Treasury is sending its top national security official to the UAE and Israel this weekend to brief government officials on new US actions to increase financial pressure on Iran.
The Treasury said David Cohen, undersecretary for terr
European Union foreign ministers spoke out in favour of tougher sanctions against Iran on Monday, but ruled out any military action for now.
Several EU ministers spoke ahead of a meeting a week after publication of an International A
Twenty seven Iranian servicemen were killed and several others seriously wounded in an explosion on Saturday at a military base near Tehran that happened as troops were moving munitions, a Revolutionary Guards spokesman told state TV.
There is little chance that the UN Security Council will impose tough new sanctions on Iran anytime soon, despite a new UN report expected this week to contain evidence suggesting Iran wants atomic weapons.
The reason for this, Western dip
Israel believes Iran would not be capable of producing a nuclear bomb before 2015 and a top Israeli official has counselled against pre-emptive military strikes, intelligence assessments published on Friday said.
The briefings, given by Mo
Iran is trying to build a nuclear bomb, posing a threat to its neighbours, and the US is "ready" to counter Iran should it make a move, said a top US military officer.
Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sought to r