Tag Archives: Sabre Rattling

N. Korean army vows to turn Seoul to ashes

Drones are displayed during a military parade in Pyongyang on April 15. North Korea's military Monday threatened "special actions" soon to turn parts of the South Korean capital to ashes, accusing Seoul's conservative government of defaming its leadership

Associated Foreign Press…

North Korea’s military Monday threatened “special actions” soon to turn parts of the South Korean capital to ashes, accusing Seoul’s conservative government of defaming its leadership. Full Report →

Iran threatens pre-emptive action amid nuclear tensions

From MSNBC…

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran would take pre-emptive action against its enemies if it felt its national interests were endangered, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic’s armed forces was quoted by a semi-official news agency as saying Tuesday.

“Our strategy now is that if we feel our enemies want to endanger Iran’s national interests, and want to decide to do that, we will act without waiting for their actions,” Mohammad Hejazi told the Fars news agency, NBC News reported.

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Use of force tops agenda on Iran

From Financial Times…

How close is the west getting to all-out conflict with Iran? As 2012 gets under way, the question is right at the top of the international security agenda. Hardly a day goes by without some striking news from the region – be it Iran’s decision to enrich uranium at a new underground site; or the unexplained killing of another Iranian nuclear scientist; or Iran’s threat to close the Strait of Hormuz.

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‘Hormuz naval drill, message to West’

From PressTV.ir…

“The [Iranian] Navy’s military maneuvers in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman indicate the power and dominance of Iran’s Navy in regional waters,” member of the Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Zohreh Elahian said Monday.

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Iran begins naval drills in Strait of Hormuz

Iran plans to practice its use of submarines, surface-to-sea missile systems, torpedoes and drones

From Al Jazeera…

Iran’s navy has started a 10-day drill in international waters near the strategic oil route that passes through the Strait of Hormuz.

The exercises, dubbed “Velayat 90”, could bring Iranian ships into proximity with United States Navy vessels in the area. “Velayat” is a Persian word for “supremacy” and it is currently used as a title of deference for the Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Medvedev: Russia may target missile defense sites

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev speaks at an award ceremony in the Gorki residence …

From AP…

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will deploy new missiles aimed at U.S. missile defense sites in Europe if Washington goes ahead with the planned shield despite Russia’s concerns, President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday.

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‘Time has come’ to act on Iran, Israel says

The "time has come" to deal with Iran, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, pictured …

From AFP…

The “time has come” to deal with Iran, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Sunday, refusing to rule out military action to curb the Islamic republic’s nuclear ambitions.

Barak, speaking on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS program, indicated that Israel’s patience was wearing thin — and provided an ominous response when asked about the growing speculation of an Israeli military strike.

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Rumors of War

This Weeks Headlines…

Haaretz : Report: U.K. preparing for military strike on Iran nuclear facilities
Haaretz: Netanyahu trying to persuade cabinet to support attack on Iran
Reuters:
Israel test-fires missile as Iran debate rages
The Guardian : Iran’s nuclear activity under scrutiny as evidence of weapons threat emerges
PressTV(Iran) : Israel attack on Iran military suicide
Eurasia Review : US To Bolster Military Presence In Persian Gulf
SkyNews: Israel Considers Pre-Emptive Attack On Iran
Ynet News: U.S. fears uncoordinated Israeli strike on Iran
Washington Times:
Israeli prisoner swamp may be prelude to attack on Iran
Haaretz: Israel warns West: Window of opportunity to thwart Iran nuclear program is closing
Haaretz: Netanyahu: A nuclear Iran poses a serious, direct threat to Israel — PM warns of dangers threatening the world and Israel if Tehran obtains nuclear weapons; Netanyahu also speaks about recent escalation in south, promises to retaliate those who harm Israel

The Iranian Act of War

A new map that allegedly shows the expected path of the Iranian Naval expedition to the U.S has leaked online from an Iranian website, according to MEMRI.

This Weeks Headlines…

Pajamas Media: Act of War: Iranian Terror Attack in U.S. Thwarted

WSJ: Iran’s Terror Plot — Assassination attempt a Sobering wake up call

U.K. Daily Mail: Iranian plot to bomb Israeli and Saudi embassies

Fox News: Some Washington leaders call Iran plot an “act of war”

Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

From The West Australian…

The declaration comes just weeks after Turkey said it would host a NATO early warning radar system which will help spot missile threats from outside Europe, including potentially from Iran. The decision has angered Tehran which had enjoyed close relations with Ankara.

 

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