Sabre-rattling over Iran

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  1. SajeevJino

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    I think most or Entire Aircrafts will emit Radar waves for Searching targets and Transmitting waves to base

    Matter is Which System is Superior may get fly over the Radar

    Any Successful detection history about land based RWR ..I think Iran is New to this tech
     
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    Quality of the antenna systems matter a lot. If Russian antennas are being questioned today (among civilian analysts), then forget about Iran.

    Iran is not new to the tech, it is over 40 to 50 years old and the Russians have had it deployed for decades now. If Iran designed such a system then they must have been operating such systems since a long time.

    Whether there was successful detection or not, let me remind you that this system has nothing to do with 4th gen or 5th gen aircraft. It cannot differentiate between a F-16 and a F-22, it only detects signals, it can even pick up your phone signals. It is simply a receiver and even your phone has it. The only thing that is different is the software where the Iranian system will reject mobile signals and accept other signals while your cellphone will reject other signals and accept only mobile signals. Overall analysts would be surprised if the Iranians managed to develop anything more sophisticated than your cellphone's solid state antenna.
     
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    Hollande to Netanyahu: We will take tough stance on Iran


    France will take a tough stance when negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program and would expect tough concessions from the Islamic Republic, French President Francois Hollande said Friday.


    In a phone call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Hollande stressed that France was waiting to see if Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent remarks regarding his willingness to halt uranium enrichment in return for the easing of Western sanctions will be “translated into actions,” AFP reported.

    In a series of interviews with European media outlets Thursday, Netanyahu said that if the international community lifts sanctions on Iran without ensuring the guaranteed end to uranium enrichment, Europe and the rest of the world will face hundreds of nuclear weapons in the hands of a “murderous” regime.

    “If the sanctions are eased,” Netanyahu warned, “[Tehran] will get everything they want and we, as a collective, will get nothing.”

    “Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you. It’s important to emphasize that this isn’t an Israeli issue. It’s also your concern,” he added.

    In recent weeks, Iran has begun negotiating directly with the US over its nuclear program and severe sanctions imposed by Western powers. On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Iran will offer to limit its production of nuclear fuel in exchange for an easing of international sanctions. Tehran will reportedly make the offer at a conference of the P5+1 world powers, slated to take place next week in Geneva, that diplomats hope will mark a new chapter in Western relations with Iran, officials familiar with the upcoming talks said.

    Iran is expected to offer “to stop enriching uranium to levels of 20% purity, which international powers consider dangerously close to a weapons-grade capability,” agree to ship its stockpile of nuclear fuel to a third country for storage, open its nuclear facilities to more thorough international inspections, and close the enrichment facility near Qom.

    Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz called Iran’s reported proposal a “joke.”

    Late Wednesday, Israeli TV reported that the US and Iran were making significant progress toward a deal that would aim to keep Iran two to three years from a nuclear weapons capability.

    Hollande to Netanyahu: We will take tough stance on Iran | The Times of Israel
     
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    Bush to Jewish leaders: I don’t trust Iran on Israel

    Former US president George W. Bush told a Jewish gathering that he did not trust the Iranian regime to change its intentions toward Israel

    “I will not believe in Iran’s peaceful intentions until they can irrevocably prove that it’s true,” Bush told the 1,200 guests at the gala of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, according to several people in attendance. “The United States’ foreign policy must be clear eyed and understand that until the form of government changes in Iran, it is unlikely that their intentions toward Israel will change.”

    Bush’s appearance had not been publicized, and attendees were asked not to record or tape Bush’s comments.

    Bush, Obama and Netanyahu all praised the Conference of Presidents for its work in supporting Israel and strengthening the US-Israel relationship. Attendees said that Bush thanked Conference leaders for always being professional, knowledgeable and respectful of the office of the presidency, even when there were disagreements over tactics.

    Bush to Jewish leaders: I don’t trust Iran on Israel | The Times of Israel
     
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    Report: Iran may be month from a bomb


    Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in as little as a month, according to a new estimate by one of the USA's top nuclear experts.


    Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in as little as a month, according to a new estimate by one of the USA's top nuclear experts.

    The new assessment comes as the White House invited Senate staffers to a briefing on negotiations with Iran as it is trying to persuade Congress not to go ahead with a bill to stiffen sanctions against Iran.

    "Shortening breakout times have implications for any negotiation with Iran," stated the report by the Institute for Science and International Security. "An essential finding is that they are currently too short and shortening further."

    David Albright, president of the institute and a former inspector for the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency, said the estimate means that Iran would have to eliminate more than half of its 19,000 centrifuges to extend the time it would take to build a bomb to six months.

    The Obama administration has said Iran is probably a year away from having enough enriched uranium to make a bomb.

    Bernadette Meehan, an NSC spokeswoman for President Obama's National Security Council, said the intelligence community maintains "a number of assessments" regarding potential time frames for Iran to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for one weapon or a testable nuclear device.

    "We continue to closely monitor the Iranian nuclear program and its stockpile of enriched uranium," Meehan said.

    World powers are seeking an agreement "that ultimately resolves all of the international community's concerns about Iran's nuclear program," she said. "The ultimate goal is a comprehensive agreement that is credible, transparent, and verifiable."

    In the report, Albright said negotiations with Iran should focus on so-called "breakout" times, or the time required to convert low-enriched uranium to weapons-grade.

    Albright, who has testified before Congress, said the negotiators should try to find ways to lengthen the breakout times and shorten the time that inspectors could detect breakout. ISIS' analysis is based on the latest Iranian and United Nations reports on Iran's centrifuge equipment for producing nuclear fuel and its nuclear fuel stockpiles.

    Iran's stockpile of highly-enriched uranium has nearly doubled in a year's time and its number of centrifuges has expanded from 12,000 in 2012 to 19,000 today.


    Sen. Mark Kirk, an Illinois Republican whose Senate Banking Committee is considering legislation to tighten Iran sanctions, said the report shows that Iran is expanding its nuclear capabilities under the cover of negotiations.

    "The Senate should move forward immediately with a new round of sanctions to prevent Iran from acquiring an undetectable breakout capability," he said.

    The White House has said new sanctions legislation should wait while current negotiations — scheduled to resume officially in Geneva next month — are moving forward.

    The White House said Thursday it will continue consulting with Congress "so that any congressional action is aligned with our negotiating strategy as we move forward," said Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for President Obama's National Security Council

    However, Iran has blocked international inspectors from some suspected nuclear facilities to verify they are being used for peaceful purposes, access required under international agreements it has signed.

    ISIS estimated in October 2012 that Iran could produce enough highly-enriched uranium for a bomb within two to four months

    Report: Iran may be month from a bomb
     
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    French ambassador to Israel: It is our duty to prevent a nuclear Iran


    French Ambassador to Israel Patrick Maisonnave arrives in Tel Aviv • "It is not a calm and tranquil river," he says of Israel-France relations, but still a strong and beneficial one • On Geneva: The Iranians have come with serious proposals.

    The new French ambassador to Israel, Patrick Maisonnave, landed in Tel Aviv the day after his fiftieth birthday. The French Foreign Ministry arranged an ideal change of scenery for the new ambassador. The impressive-looking Maisonnave chose to come here, as he is familiar with the complicated -- some would say love-hate -- relationship between France and Israel.

    Israel Hayom | French ambassador to Israel: It is our duty to prevent a nuclear Iran


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    Sec. Kerry issues apparent warning to Iran - CBS News
     
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    Hopes Rise for Iran Nuclear Accord Soon 'Very Bad Deal'
    Hopes rise for Iran nuclear deal soon amid 'intense' talks - CNN.com

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    Iran, powers extend talks to clinch elusive nuclear deal | Reuters

    More and more I subscribe to those "conspiracy theories" around Jews. Look who has the most influence in US foreign policy!

    Only by striking a deal with Iran will US be able to get a free hand for the pivot to Asia Pacific in the shift from Mid East.
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    Exclusive: Obama’s Secret Iran Détente - The Daily Beast
     
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    Israel's Hand Is Being Forced By U.S.' Naive Dealing With Iran - Investors.com
     
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    Iran's deputy minister assassinated


    Iranian deputy minister of industry, mines and commerce Safdar Rahmat-Abadi was assassinated on November 10, IRNA reported.

    According to the report, the unidentified men shot him when he was in his personal car in Golbarg Street, Tehran.

    Rahmat-Abadi is the parliamentary deputy of Industry, Mines and Commerce Ministry.

    The report says that his head and breast were targeted by gunmen.

    Iran's deputy minister assassinated - Trend.Az
     
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    Israel said to be working with Saudi Arabia on Iran strike plan


    Israel is working on coordinating plans for a possible military strike with Saudi Arabia, with Riyadh prepared to provide tactical support to Jerusalem, a British newspaper reported early Sunday.

    The two countries have both united in worry that the West may come to terms with Iran, easing sanctions and allowing the Islamic Republic to continue its nuclear program.

    According to the Sunday Times, Riyadh has agreed to let Israel use its airspace in a military strike on Iran and cooperate over the use of rescue helicopters, tanker planes and drones.

    “The Saudis are furious and are willing to give Israel all the help it needs,” an unnamed diplomatic source told the paper.

    The report comes as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the midst of a blitz to lobby against a deal and cobble together an international alliance opposed to an agreement that allows Iran to continue enriching uranium.

    On Sunday, Israel will welcome French president Francois Hollande, who a week earlier put the kibosh on a deal between six world powers and Iran that would ease sanctions in return for initial steps toward curbing enrichment.


    Netanyahu on Friday urged France to remain firm in its pressure on Iran ahead of a new round of talks on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program in Geneva, kicking off Wednesday.

    After meeting Hollande, Netanyahu will head to Moscow on Wednesday to meet with President Vladimir Putin and lobby against the deal.

    Iran’s bid for the bomb “threatens directly the future of the Jewish state,” Netanyahu told CNN recently, in a short preview clip of an interview broadcast on Saturday. As the prime minister of Israel, he stressed, he had to care for “the survival of my country.”

    CNN reported that Netanyahu also said in the interview that he would do whatever it was necessary to do in order to protect Israel. The full interview will air Sunday morning.

    Should a deal be reached, according to the diplomatic source, a military option would be back on the table. Saudi tactical support, in lieu of backup from the Pentagon, would be vital for a long-range mission targeting Iran’s nuclear program.

    Saudi Arabia, a Sunni Muslim country across the Persian Gulf from Iran has long been at odds with Tehran, and fears a nuclear weapon would threaten Riyadh and set off a nuclear arms race in the region.

    Israel said to be working with Saudi Arabia on Iran strike plan | The Times of Israel
     
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    @SajeevJino Though OT to this thread, i just want to know how many west asian/muslim countries (esp how many in gcc) have formal diplomatic relations with israel?? Also does israel have diplomatic relations with taiwan?
     
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    From KSA to Lebanon and Bahrain to Turkey

    Once KSA said we will not allow Israeli activities in our Ground if they Going strike any Muslim or Arab Countries ..But the Last Post we will allow Israeli Fighters in our Land to attack Iran

    another Instance with Turkey they always said we will not allow Israeli's to Strike other Muslim Nations ..But last time Syrian Heat up they ask Israeli's to do some Tricky Shot inside Syria ..and the Growing Back stage Connection with their Intelligence is notable


    Israel had a Strong Economic Relations with China ..hence they have no connection with Taiwan even I thing They didn't have a Embassy in Taiwan


    Foreign relations of Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Iranian Dissidents Say Iran Has Built Secret New Nuclear Site


    An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Monday it had information about an underground nuclear site being built in Iran and that this was among a number of secret venues for an atomic bomb programme.

    The National Council of Resistance of Iran exposed Iran’s uranium enrichment plant at Natanz and a heavy-water facility at Arak in 2002. But analysts say the NCRI has a mixed track record and a clear agenda of regime change in Tehran.

    The Islamic Republic and six world powers will resume negotiations on Wednesday aimed at agreeing the first stage towards a comprehensive deal to end a decade-long standoff with Tehran defusing fears that it could develop nuclear weapons.

    Iranian authorities deny any such intention, saying their nuclear programme is for peaceful energy only. A diplomatic window to a peaceful solution of the dispute was opened by the election in June of moderate Hassan Rouhani as president.

    The Paris-based NCRI said members of its affiliated People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran (PMOI) inside the country had obtained reliable information on a new and covert site designated for Iran’s nuclear project. But it had no details of what kind of nuclear activity was being carried out there.

    “According to specific information obtained by the Iranian resistance, the clerical regime is establishing or completing parallel secret and undeclared sites for its nuclear project,” NCRI official Mehdi Abrichamtchi told reporters.

    Accusations the NCRI made in July and October about secret nuclear sites drew a wary international response, while the United States expressed scepticism about another claim in 2010.

    The NCRI said the new site was inside a 600-metre tunnel complex beneath mountains 10 km (6 miles) from the town of Mobarekeh, adjacent to the Isfahan-Shiraz highway, within the existing Haft-e Tir military industrial complex.

    Abrichamtchi said work on the site began in 2005 and the construction of tunnels ended in early 2009. Work on the facilities was recently completed, he said.

    Abrichamtchi said Iran’s Organisation of Defensive Innovation and Research handled Iran’s sensitive nuclear activity and also managed the new facility. The site had extra security compared to the rest of the military complex, he said.

    Abrichamtchi said the information had been sent to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N. nuclear watchdog. The IAEA had no immediate comment on the report.

    Iranian Dissidents Say Iran Has Built Secret New Nuclear Site - Daily News Egypt
     
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    Israel Warns US: Iran Building ICBMs for YOU, Not for Us

    Israel is openly opposed to the nuclear weapons deal the United States seems dead set on consummating with Iran. The goal of that deal is the easing of international sanctions on Iran in exchange for Iran taking limited steps suggesting a possible shift away from its goal of acquiring nuclear weapons.


    The disagreement between the U.S. and Israel about the wisdom of this deal has become what many are calling a significant strain between the two allies. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned against the deal last week, calling it “a bad deal, a very, very bad deal,” and Israel remains steadfastly opposed.


    In turn, Secretary of State Kerry was quoted by senators as having told them to “ignore” what the Israelis were telling members of congress about the potential consequences of the deal. Tuesday evening, Nov. 19, Israeli government spokesperson Mark Regev told CNN’s Jake Tapper that it isn’t just Israel in Iran’s cross-hairs, but it is the U.S. itself that is an intended target of Iran’s nuclear weapon.

    Regev’s delivery and timing was perfect:
    The Jewish Press » » Israel Warns US: Iran Building ICBMs for YOU, Not for Us
     
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    Nuclear talks are going on in geneva today between P5+1 and iran.

    Meanwhile
    So what can you do prince mohammed?? Send your mercenaries fighting is syria towards iran?? As saudi armed forces are only for display and not any real action. Do you have any guts to fight a war???
     
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    An agreement has been reached in nuclear talks finally. Crude oil price is bound to fall overnight. Who will be beneficiaries, who will b whining? Lets see, such as -

    Israel, Saudi (opposing)
    France (energy firms TOTAL etc. access to Iranian fields)
    Russia (oil export)

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    World powers reach nuclear deal with Iran to freeze its nuclear program - The Washington Post

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    Suckers Deal :facepalm:


    Within 6 months Iran will Obtain It's warhead and Tests it with the Support of Russia China and the US
     

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