Sabre-rattling over Iran

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  1. amoy

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    Another inspiring news >>> Afghan Taliban reportedly sends delegation to Iran for talks - CBS News

    Great minds think alike. Everyone on the periphery + US nails down Talib as the crux for Afghan peace!!
     
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    Netanyahu warns of another Holocaust from Iran


    "This is a regime that is building nuclear weapons with the expressed purpose to annihilate Israel's 6 million Jews," Netanyahu said, alluding to the number of Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II. "We will not allow this to happen. We will never allow another Holocaust."


    Netanyahu said Wednesday the upcoming "so-called" Iranian presidential election will "change nothing" in the Islamic republic's quest for nuclear weapons and that the regime will continue to pursue a bomb aimed at destroying Israel. Iran insists its uranium enrichment program has only peaceful goals.

    Iran's election overseers have approved a list of would-be hopefuls, most of them loyalists favored by both the theocracy and the military, and any future president will likely side with the supreme leadership's nuclear aspirations.

    Israel considers Iran its greatest threat because of its support of Islamic militant groups, its arsenal of long-range missiles and primarily its advanced nuclear program.

    Netanyahu warns of another Holocaust from Iran | Fox News
     
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    Benjamin Netanyahu says may have to act before US on Iran


    Iran is moving "closer and closer" to building a nuclear weapon and Israel may have to act before the United States does, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday.




    They're edging up to the red line. They haven't crossed it yet," Netanyahu said on CBS News's "Face the Nation."

    "They're getting closer and closer to the bomb. And they have to be told in no uncertain terms that that will not be allowed to happen."

    Netanyahu went on to say that Israel had a more narrow timetable than Washington, implying it may have to take unilateral action to halt Iran's controversial nuclear program.

    "Our clocks are ticking at a different pace. We're closer than the United States. We're more vulnerable. And therefore, we'll have to address this question of how to stop Iran, perhaps before the United States does," he said.

    Netanyahu said Tehran has been building "faster centrifuges that would enable them to jump the line, so to speak, at a much faster rate -- that is, within a few weeks."

    Netanyahu said Iran's nuclear policies were unlikely to change under its next president, moderate cleric and former nuclear negotiator Hassan Rowhani, who will assume power on August 3.

    "He's criticizing his predecessor (President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) for being a wolf in wolf's clothing. His strategy is be a wolf in sheep's clothing. Smile and build a bomb," Netanyahu said.

    He urged the United States to make clear to Rowhani that it will not allow Iran to build a nuclear weapon, and that military force "is truly on the table."

    "We've spoken many times, President Obama and I, about the need to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons," Netanyahu said.

    "What is important is to convey to them -- especially after the election -- (is) that (the) policy will not change," he said.

    "If sanctions don't work, they have to know that you'll be prepared to take military action -- that's the only thing that will get their attention," he added.

    Benjamin Netanyahu says may have to act before US on Iran - The Economic Times
     
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    I take it the election he refers to is of the new president Hassan Rowhani. Why did he say "you'll be prepared to take military action" and not "we'll be prepared to take military action"? The ambiguity is not helpful, but perhaps he means to involve Obama in some oblique way.
     
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    Russia, China block U.N. condemnation of Iran missile tests | Reuters
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    http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13920429001044


    Reconciliatory gestures?
     
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    @amoy Nothing just empty rhetoric. Both know that their pov on west asia is not complimentary. Not just west asian pov, they in some ways compete for global leadership of ummah. These measures mainly serve as photo-ops.
     
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    Putin to visit Iran for nuclear talks


    President Vladimir Putin is to visit Iran in August to try and restart talks on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme, Russia's Kommersant daily reported on Wednesday.





    Putin's visit is planned for mid-August, shortly after Iran's new president Hassan Rowhani formally takes office on August 3, Kommersant reported, citing sources in the Kremlin and the Iranian foreign ministry.

    It will be Putin's first trip to Iran since 2007.

    Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told AFP: "I cannot so far confirm this".


    Moscow hopes the visit will provide impetus to restart the currently stalled talks on Iran's nuclear programme, the newspaper cited sources as saying.

    Kommersant cited a source in the Iranian foreign ministry as saying the trip would take place August 12-13. It said a Kremlin source confirmed the trip, but said it was not yet decided whether it would last one or two days.

    Western powers have expressed cautious hopes for a change in tone in talks after the June election of Rowhani, a centrist cleric who has vowed to engage constructively with the international community and to ease tensions raised by Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

    Iran is accused by the West and Israel of seeking to produce nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian atomic programme, while Iran insists it is for peaceful purposes.

    It has been slapped with international sanctions over its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment, which have severely hit its economy.

    Russia is a member of the so-called P5+1 group that has been negotiating with Iran over the programme and which is made up of the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany.


    Putin to visit Iran for nuclear talks | Fox News
     
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    Iran orders subway coaches from China in return for sold crude oil money - Trend.Az


     
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    Iran adds to atom capacity, holds down stockpile growth: diplomats


    They said Iran also appears to have started making fuel for a heavy-water reactor that could produce plutonium, a development that concerns the West because of its potential to be used in a nuclear weapon.


    A report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog is expected to show that Iran is pressing ahead with its nuclear program by further increasing its capacity to enrich uranium, diplomats said on Monday.




    On the other hand, the diplomats said this week's report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is also likely to include data showing that Iran is limiting growth of its most sensitive nuclear stockpile, a step that could buy time for negotiations with major powers.

    If confirmed, such findings would give a mixed picture of Iran's atomic activities at a time when the outside world is waiting to see if its new president, Hassan Rouhani, will move to ease tension with the Islamic Republic's Western critics.

    Iran says its nuclear program is for power generation and medical purposes only, rejecting Western allegations that it seeks the capability to make atomic arms.

    Israel has threatened to attack Iran if diplomacy fails to curb its program and it amasses enough medium-enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon, if processed further. But the election in June of the relative moderate Rouhani has raised Western hopes of breaking a deadlock in talks to address the decade-old nuclear dispute


    Iran adds to atom capacity, holds down stockpile growth: diplomats | Reuters.
     
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    S-300 Missiles for Iran ‘Dismantled, Scrapped' – Manufacturer


    The S-300 advanced air defense missile systems that Russia refused to deliver to Iran have now been completely dismantled and scrapped, the CEO of the company that built them said Thursday.


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    The equipment that was to have been delivered to Iran is no more,” Almaz-Antey Corporation’s CEO Vladislav Menshchikov said. “We have dismantled it completely. Some elements, which could be used, have been used. Some have been scrapped.”

    Every contract is made for a particular client and cannot be adjusted to the requirements of another, he said.

    “The makeup is different, the specifications are different, and the software is different,” Menshchikov said.

    Russia signed a deal in 2007 to provide Iran four S-300 batteries. Russia annulled the contract in 2010 due to concerns over its nuclear program. Iran filed a $4 billion lawsuit for compensation over the failed deal, which is pending review in an international arbitration court in Geneva.


    Russian daily Vedomosti said in June, citing undisclosed Russian arms industry sources, that Russia had offered to provide Iran with Antei-2500 air defense systems, but the offer was never officially confirmed.


    Anatoly Isaikin, the head of Russia’s state-run arms export monopoly Rosoboronexport said in mid-August his agency had no plans to provide Iran with replacements for the S-300 missile defense systems that Russia had refused to deliver.

    S-300 is a family of air defense missile systems capable of engaging aerial targets from helicopters to cruise and ballistic missiles. The more capable variants of the system would be capable of engaging aircraft far inside the airspace of neighboring states to Iran, according to analysts.

    Israel, in particular, lobbied hard against the S-300 deal, according to Israeli media, over concerns that any Israeli air attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be made far more dangerous if Tehran operated the system.

    S-300 Missiles for Iran ‘Dismantled, Scrapped' – Manufacturer | World | RIA Novosti
     
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    Obama says Iran shouldn’t misinterpret U.S. response to Syria - The Washington Post


     
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    Iran said ready to dismantle underground nuclear facility


    Rouhani might offer to close Fordo if West eases sanctions, Der Spiegel reports, based on intelligence sources; Israel has yet to respond

    In a potentially dramatic development, Iran is willing to close its uranium enrichment facility at Fordo in return for an easing of Western sanctions, the German news magazine Der Spiegel reported Monday.

    Quoting intelligence source, the magazine reported that Iran’s new president, Hasan Rouhani, might consider closing down the heavily fortified Fordo facility, near the holy city of Qom, and allow international observers to supervise the destruction of the centrifuges, if the West were to lift the sanctions regime it has placed on Iran’s oil industry and central bank. Rouhani could make the offer later this month at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the report said.

    Iran’s reported willingness to compromise comes on the heels of a US-Russian deal to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, signed after Washington threatened military action against the regime of President Bashar Assad.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office declined to comment on the German report, but — based on its record — would likely reject such an Iranian overture as a ploy to blind the West and buy time while inching toward the bomb. In fact, a top minister in Jerusalem predicted a few weeks ago that Rouhani’s first move on the nuclear issue would entail an offer to halt enrichment in return for an easing of sanctions.

    Israel’s long-standing demands have been that Iran halt all enrichment activity and remove all enriched nuclear material from its territory, as well as shut down Fordo and end plutonium production.

    “We are determined to insist on our demands, which must be the demands of the international community,” Netanyahu said in July. “One, to stop all enrichment. Two, to remove all enriched material. Three, to close the illegal nuclear facility in Qom. We believe that now, more than ever, in light of Iran’s progress, it is important to intensify the economic sanctions and place a credible military option before Iran.”

    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is scheduled to meet the European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton next Sunday in New York and will explain to her Tehran’s plan in greater detail, according to Der Spiegel. Rouhani’s expected move could set in motion a process of negotiations that would culminate in the resumption of diplomatic relations between Iran and the United States, the magazine wrote.

    A willingness to compromise on the part of the new Iranian president would likely stem from the catastrophic state of Iran’s economy. Citing intelligence sources, Der Spiegel’s Erich Follath wrote that Iran could only avert national bankruptcy if the sanctions imposed by the international community were lifted and new money flowed into the country.

    However, Follath also wrote, a possible deal with Iran could be tricky for the West, as it remains unclear who would monitor the dismantling of Fordo and whether Tehran’s 185 kilograms of already enriched uranium would also be subject to international control. It also remains to be seen what Iran intends to do about the reactor in Arak, which is expected to enrich plutonium that could be used in a nuclear weapon as early as 2014. “The Iranians, friend and foe will agree, are masters of tactical maneuvering,” Follath wrote.

    Fordo, an underground fortified nuclear facility carved into a mountain south of Iran’s capital, was built in secret and only revealed by Western intelligence in 2009. Currently, Iranian scientists are enriching uranium there using 696 centrifuges.

    On Sunday, US President Barack Obama warned Tehran that the Russian-brokered agreement to defer a planned Western strike in Syria should not be interpreted as a lack of willingness in Washington to pursue a military solution to the ongoing Iranian nuclear standoff.'''


    Iran said ready to dismantle underground nuclear facility | The Times of Israel
     
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    Iran parades 30 2,000 km range missiles


    Iran paraded 30 missiles with a nominal range of 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles) Sunday, the first time it had displayed so many with the theoretical capacity to hit Israeli targets.


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    Iran displayed 12 Sejil and 18 Ghadr missiles at the annual parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.

    The stated range of both missiles would put not only Israel but also US bases in the Gulf within reach.

    But in his speech at the parade, President Hassan Rowhani insisted the weaponry on show was for defensive purposes only.

    Iran parades 30 missiles with 2,000 km range | NDTV.com
     
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    Iran’s Air Defense Force Displays Indigenous Radar System Capable to Detect Stealth Aircraft


    On Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, during the annual military parade in Tehran that marks the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, Iran displayed a new indigenous passive phased array radar system for detecting stealth targets and cruise missiles.

    According to Iran’s FARS News Agency, the radar systems was developed by the experts of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base in order to detect fast moving targes at any altitude and speed.

    The tactical radar system has been dubbed “Silent Radar System” because it acts passively: it does not emit any radar wave and can’t be detected by the enemy systems.

    Furthermore, it can be moved quite easily and can be installed in a short time.

    Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said “The radar is capable of detecting stealth (radar-evading) targets and cruise missiles and enjoys a high movement and mobility capabilities and acts in different ranges,” FARS reported.

    Actually, this is not the first time Iran announces a new radar system capable to detect radar-evading planes, cruise and ballistic missiles: in May 2012, the IRGC (Islamic Revolution Guards Corps) Aerospace Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced a 1,100 km range radar system, called Gahdir, designed and built to identify aerial targets, stealth planes and low-altitude satellites.

    The Aviationist » Iran’s Air Defense Force Displays Indigenous Radar System Capable to Detect Stealth Aircraft
     
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    From the Above Article

    Then How could be the Radar detects the Target without emitting Waves
    @p2prada @Twinblade Pls ..!!!

    or this one same like Qaher 414
     
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    Russia Gives Iran Control of Bushehr Nuclear Plant


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    Russia on Monday handed over operational control of the Russian-made Bushehr nuclear power plant to Iran in the country’s south, said a spokesman for Russia’s state nuclear corporation, Rosatom.

    “Today, in Bushehr, Iran’s first nuclear power plant has been transferred to the customer,” the spokesman said.

    Russia Gives Iran Control of Bushehr Nuclear Plant | Russia | RIA Novosti
     
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    It's a land based RWR. Meaning it has antennas that try and detect emissions from aircraft, like radar emissions, jamming emissions or communications emissions.

    It requires the enemy to emit, so it can detect. If the target doesn't emit or if the aircraft's antennas are significantly superior, then this system is rendered useless. There are plenty such systems around the world.
     
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