Trump accuses Iran of plundering its own people to pay for its regional aggression

U.S. President Donald Trump’s accused the leadership in Tehran of plundering its people to pay for aggression across the world. In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly annual summit, Trump argued that “Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction. They do not respect their neighbors or borders or the sovereign rights of nations. Instead, … Read more

Iran describes Israel as “the most terrifying threat” to peace and stability

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the United Nations General Assembly last night, during which he claimed that “Israel, which has a nuclear arsenal and is blatantly threatening others with nuclear annihilation, is the most terrifying threat to the peace and stability of the region and the world,” while accusing the United States of providing Jerusalem … Read more

Israel seeks to defuse tensions with Russia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in New York today, to join leaders from around the world at the annual United Nations General Assembly summit. Prior to his departure from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, Netanyahu referred to the latest developments vis-à-vis Russia in Syria, emphasizing that while Jerusalem regrets the Russian loss of life, … Read more

Iran vows to target Israel and the U.S. with “devastating” measures

The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned U.S. and Israeli leaders to expect a “devastating” response from Tehran, accusing them of involvement in an attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz. While attending the televised victim’s funeral, Hossein Salami vowed that Iran’s “response will be crushing and devastating,” and that … Read more

The EU, together with Russia and China, agree to keep working on preserving the JCPOA

The remaining parties to the nuclear agreement with Iran held a meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, after which they announced their commitment to keep working on maintaining trade with the Islamic Republic. In a statement after the meeting, which included Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and Iran, EU Foreign Policy Chief … Read more

The United States does not seek regime change in Iran

During a press briefing, ahead of this weeks United Nations General Assembly, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted that the Trump Administration’s actions against the Islamic Republic of Iran have made it clear to the Ayatollah regime that the United States will no longer accept its malign activities across the globe. According to Pompeo … Read more

Russia to equip Syria with S-300 amid Israeli objections

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Defense Ministry in Moscow to bolster Syria’s capabilities against foreign air-strikes, that includes, supplying Damascus with advanced S-300 surface-to-air missile systems within two weeks. The announcement, which was made by Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, comes a week after his ministry accused Israel of indirectly causing the downing of … Read more

Moscow attributes full responsibility to Israel for downing of Russian jet

  The Russian Defense Ministry announced that Israel bears full responsibility for the incident, in which the Syrian Army shot down a Russian IL-20 reconnaissance aircraft. According to a Russian report presented by the Defense Ministry in Moscow, the Israeli Air Force deceived their Russian counterparts by submitting false information regarding the area of the … Read more

More than 10,000 Palestinians attend violent rallies along the Gaza-Israel border

Over 10,000 Palestinians participated in violent demonstrations along the Gaza-Israel border fence over the weekend, with multiple incidents of fire bombs and grenades thrown toward IDF troops. In one incident, an IDF soldier sustained light injuries and was evacuated to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. During the protests, the Palestinian Health Ministry said that … Read more

Hamas: Egyptian-initiative for a ceasefire with Israel reached a dead-end

The Islamist Hamas organization announced that Egyptian attempts to broker a long-lasting ceasefire with Israel have come to a halt.  The declaration came despite ‘voiced optimism,’ after a senior Egyptian intelligence delegation met with the Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip, in attempts to reach understandings regarding reconciliation with the Palestinian Authority and establish a … Read more