Iran has begun using advanced centrifuges at the Fordow nuclear facility to enrich uranium to 20%, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported on Wednesday, December 1.
A top US general said Iran has the ability to build a nuclear weapon and that the US military is ready to prevent this should diplomacy fail, according to US media reports.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin vowed Saturday, November 20, to block Iran from securing nuclear weapons and to counter its use of suicide drones.
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Tuesday that Iran is “absolutely serious” about nuclear talks expected to resume later this month.
IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi on Monday told the organization’s Board of Governors that he is “deeply concerned” that Iran is hiding nuclear material.
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said Tuesday, after the Knesset’s long-awaited budget approval, that the IDF is accelerating military plans to handle Iran.
Iran began a large-scale military exercise Sunday in the Gulf of Oman, from north of the Indian Ocean and including parts of the Red Sea, Channel 12 News reported.
The US is in full agreement with its allies on Iranian compliance on nuclear restrictions, including “all options necessary” if diplomacy fails, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday, October 31.
Israel is holding a week-long drill that started on Sunday, October 31, simulating a large-scale war with massive rocket barrages sent by Hezbollah.
An Israeli think tank reports that Hamas in Gaza are now building a second front in Lebanon from which to attack Israel.