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Iran Unveils Hovercraft That Launches Drones, Missiles

Iran Unveils Hovercraft That Launches Drones, Missiles

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Amid continuing tensions with its neighbors and the U.S., Iran has revealed a new domestically produced hovercraft called “Thunder” that will operate in the Persian Gulf and can launch surveillance drones and mis…

Iran Confirms Firing at US Drone

Iran Confirms Firing at US Drone

Erik Simonsen/Getty(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran has confirmed that it used warplanes to fire at a U.S. drone over a week ago. Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said Friday that the country’s armed forces took “smart and firm” action when an unidentified …

Iranian Fighter Jets Fire on US Predator Drone

Iranian Fighter Jets Fire on US Predator Drone

File photo. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon disclosed Thursday that an unarmed U.S. military Predator surveillance drone was fired at by Iranian military jets last week in international airspace over t…

Israel Ordered Iran Strike Preparations in 2010, Says New Report

Israel Ordered Iran Strike Preparations in 2010, Says New Report

Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — Israel’s foreign intelligence agency and military were ordered in 2010 by the country’s top civilian leadership to prepare for a strike on Iran, a report out Monday says. The investigative report by Israeli telev…

US Bank Cyber Attackers Deny Iran Connection

US Bank Cyber Attackers Deny Iran Connection

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The group that claimed to launch large, sustained cyber attacks against the websites of several major U.S. financial institutions told ABC News it is not acting on behalf of and is not supported by the Iranian govern…

Israeli PM Says Arab States Would Appreciate Strike on Iran

Israeli PM Says Arab States Would Appreciate Strike on Iran

GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — How would the Arab states react if Israel launched a preemptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities?Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes the shock would immediately be followed by praise for…

Iran Now Threatening to Cut Off All Oil Exports

Iran Now Threatening to Cut Off All Oil Exports

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran warned the international community that if sanctions tighten further over its rogue nuclear program, Tehran will be left with no choice but to stop all oil exports.If that happens, Iranian Oil Minister Rosta…

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Directs His Anger at Iranian Government

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Directs His Anger at Iranian Government

ABC/Donna Svennevik(TEHRAN, Iran) — Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is at war again with his enemies, but this time it’s not the usual suspects.Rather than directing his fury at Israel and the West, the Iranian president is taking his own regime to task for forbi…

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Directs His Anger at Iranian Government

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Directs His Anger at Iranian Government

ABC/Donna Svennevik(TEHRAN, Iran) — Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is at war again with his enemies, but this time it’s not the usual suspects.Rather than directing his fury at Israel and the West, the Iranian president is taking his own regime to task for forbi…

White House Says No Direct Talks Planned with Iran

White House Says No Direct Talks Planned with Iran

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House has thrown cold water on a report that it is ready to enter into direct talks with Iran over its rogue nuclear program.According to a story in Saturday’s New York Times, Washington and Tehran have b…

White House Says No Direct Talks Planned with Iran

White House Says No Direct Talks Planned with Iran

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House has thrown cold water on a report that it is ready to enter into direct talks with Iran over its rogue nuclear program.According to a story in Saturday’s New York Times, Washington and Tehran have b…

Breaking for Staff, Press Football Game, Mitt Romney Ignores Questions on Iran, Debates and Polls

Breaking for Staff, Press Football Game, Mitt Romney Ignores Questions on Iran, Debates and Polls

Alex Wong/Getty Images(DELRAY BEACH, Fla.) — Mitt Romney stopped by a football game between members of his staff and the press this afternoon, declining to take questions on Iran, the debate or polls, during a rare break from debate prep.“Let&rs…

Iran Makes ‘Baseless’ Accusations Against UN’s Nuclear Watchdog

Iran Makes ‘Baseless’ Accusations Against UN’s Nuclear Watchdog

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran is again using familiar tactics to keep its nuclear program from coming under closer international scrutiny.The latest ploy is accusing “saboteurs” of infiltrating the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog group,…

Iranian Supreme Leader Accuses West of ‘Bullying’

Iranian Supreme Leader Accuses West of ‘Bullying’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Day to day, Iran’s economy grows weaker because of sanctions imposed by the West meant to bring Tehran back to the bargaining table about possibly suspending its rogue nuclear program.However, even a decision by …

European Union Boosts Sanctions on Iran

European Union Boosts Sanctions on Iran

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The financial noose keeps tightening around Iran’s neck.Already suffering economically because of severe sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the West over the refusal to abandon its rogue nuclear program, Tehran will a…

Researchers Say ‘Extremely Targeted’ ‘MiniFlame’ Cyber Attack Hit Lebanon, Iran

Researchers Say ‘Extremely Targeted’ ‘MiniFlame’ Cyber Attack Hit Lebanon, Iran

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — Researchers said Monday they have identified part of the powerful Flame cyber espionage program as a stand-alone, “highly flexible” spy program that centered its attacks on computer systems in Lebanon and I…

Hezbollah: That Was Our ‘Iran-Made’ Drone Over Israel

Hezbollah: That Was Our ‘Iran-Made’ Drone Over Israel

Salah Malkawi/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The leader of Hezbollah claimed Thursday his group was responsible for an unidentified drone that flew deep into Israeli airspace on Saturday before it was shot out of the sky by the Israeli Air Force, and that t…

Romney Says US Needs to Match Iran’s Influence in Syria

Romney Says US Needs to Match Iran’s Influence in Syria

J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney said Tuesday night he was prepared to work with Saudi Arabia and Turkey to facilitate the delivery of weapons to “moderate voices” within the Syrian resistance as a means of combating Iran&r…

Romney Says US Needs to Match Iran’s Influence in Syria

Romney Says US Needs to Match Iran’s Influence in Syria

J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney said Tuesday night he was prepared to work with Saudi Arabia and Turkey to facilitate the delivery of weapons to “moderate voices” within the Syrian resistance as a means of combating Iran&r…

Iran Claims Israeli Attack Would Have Occurred by Now

Iran Claims Israeli Attack Would Have Occurred by Now

ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A top Iranian official is essentially calling Israel’s bluff.Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Monday gave little credence to Israel’s threat of launching a preemptive strike to knock out its nuclear facilit…

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