Search:
MDAA Polski Back To Home

Missile Defense In The News
Bookmark and Share
1/31/2010 - U.S. Speeding Up Missile Defenses in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is accelerating the deployment of new defenses against possible Iranian missile attacks in the Persian Gulf, placing special ships off the Iranian coast and antimissile systems in at least four Arab countries, according to administration and military officials.

The deployments come at a critical turning point in President Obama’s dealings with Iran. After months of unsuccessful diplomatic outreach, the administration is trying to win broad international consensus for sanctions against the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, which Western nations say control a covert nuclear arms program.

Mr. Obama spoke of the shift in his State of the Union address, warning of “consequences” if Iran continued to defy United Nations demands to stop manufacturing nuclear fuel. And Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton publicly warned China on Friday that its opposition to sanctions was shortsighted.

The news that the United States is deploying antimissile defenses — including a rare public discussion of them by Gen. David H. Petraeus — appears to be part of a coordinated administration strategy to increase pressure on Iran.

The deployments are also partly intended to counter the impression that Iran is fast becoming the most powerful military force in the Middle East, to forestall any Iranian escalation of its confrontation with the West if new sanctions are imposed. In addition, the administration is trying to show Israel that there is no immediate need for military strikes against Iranian nuclear and missile facilities, according to administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

By highlighting the defensive nature of the buildup, the administration was hoping to avoid a sharp response from Tehran.

Military officials said that the countries that accepted the defense systems were Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait. They said the Kuwaitis had agreed to take the defensive weapons to supplement older, less capable models it has had for years. Saudi Arabia and Israel have long had similar equipment of their own.

General Petraeus has declined to say who was taking the American equipment, probably because many countries in the gulf region are hesitant to be publicly identified as accepting American military aid and the troops that come with it. In fact, the names of countries where the antimissile systems are deployed are classified, but many of them are an open secret.

The general spoke about the deployments at a conference at the Institute for the Study of War here on Jan. 22, saying that “Iran is clearly seen as a very serious threat by those on the other side of the gulf front.”

General Petraeus said that the acceleration of defensive systems — which began when President George W. Bush was in office — included “eight Patriot missile batteries, two in each of four countries.” Patriot missiles are capable of shooting down short-range offensive missiles.

He also described a first line of defense: He said the United States was now keeping Aegis cruisers on patrol in the Persian Gulf at all times. Those cruisers are equipped with advanced radar and antimissile systems designed to intercept medium-range missiles. Those systems would not be useful against Iran’s long-range missile, the Shahab 3, but intelligence agencies believe that it will be years before Iran can solve the problems of placing a nuclear warhead atop that missile.

Iran contends that it is not trying to develop nuclear weapons, and that its program is for energy production. The White House declined to comment on the deployments.

But administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the moves have several aims. “Our first goal is to deter the Iranians,” said one senior administration official. “A second is to reassure the Arab states, so they don’t feel they have to go nuclear themselves. But there is certainly an element of calming the Israelis as well.”

As Iran’s nuclear program proceeds — more slowly, American intelligence officials say, than the United States had once thought — Israel has hinted at various times that it might take military action against the country’s military facilities unless it is convinced that Mr. Obama and Western allies are succeeding in stopping the program.

Mr. Obama’s national security adviser, Gen. James L. Jones, took an unannounced trip to Israel this month, partly to take the temperature of the Israeli government and to review both economic and covert programs now under way against the Iranian program, according to officials familiar with the meeting.

American officials argue that the willingness of Arab states to take the American emplacements, which usually come with a small deployment of American soldiers to operate, maintain and protect the equipment, illustrates the region’s growing unease about Iran’s ambitions and abilities.

Gulf countries are also taking steps of their own to harden their defenses. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have bought more than $15 billion in American arms in the past two years, including missile defense systems. The United States is helping support a plan by Saudi Arabia to triple the size, to 30,000 people, of a Saudi force that protects the kingdom’s ports, oil facilities and water-desalinization plants, a senior military officer said. The Washington Post reported both steps on its Web site on Saturday.

One senior military officer said that General Petraeus had started talking openly about the Patriot deployments about a month ago, when it became increasingly clear that international efforts toward imposing sanctions against Iran faced hurdles, and the administration’s efforts to engage Iran were being rebuffed by the Tehran government. In October, the two countries reached an agreement in principle to move a significant portion of Iran’s nuclear fuel out of the country, but Iran backed away from the deal.

In discussing the Patriots and missile-shooting ships, General Petraeus’s main message has been to reassure allies in the gulf that the United States is committed to helping defend the region, said the military officer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the delicate nature of the topic. But the general’s remarks were also a pointed reminder to the Iranians of American resolve, the officer said.

Article Link

4/11/2014 Iran's Ballistic Missiles May Become Hurdle in Nuclear Talks
3/19/2014 US Official: Iran Pursuing Banned Items for Nuclear, Missile Work
3/13/2014 Iranian Negotiators Double Down on Red Line Against Negotiations Over Ballistic Missile Program
3/12/2014 Israel open to joint missile defense with Jordan, Egypt
3/10/2014 Israel seizes ship with missiles heading from Iran to Gaza
3/7/2014 Iran’s Defense Ministry Declares Mass Delivery of Ballistic Missiles to Armed Forces
2/19/2014 Iran Nuclear Talks Turn to Missiles
2/18/2014 EC Secretary Rejects US Claim about Inclusion of Iran's Missile Program in N. Talks
2/18/2014 Little Optimism as Iran Nuclear Talks Resume
2/18/2014 Iran nuclear talks will not lead anywhere, supreme leader says
2/13/2014 Iran Tests Long-Range Ballistic Missiles
2/13/2014 Iran announces new missile tests
2/11/2014 Iran touts launch of new missiles; U.S. says it's watching closely
2/11/2014 VIDEO: Rep. Trent Franks Discusses Importance of Missile Defense
2/10/2014 Iran "successfully" test-fires ballistic missile: report
2/10/2014 Iran rejects inclusion of ballistic missiles in nuclear talks
2/9/2014 Report: Iran sending warships toward U.S. maritime borders
2/4/2014 DM: Iran Fully Prepared to Give Crushing Response to US, Israel
1/13/2014 Iran Mulls Replacement for Russian S-300 Missile System
10/6/2013 Iran a 'Year or More' Away From Nuclear Bomb: Obama
10/3/2013 Netanyahu Says Iranian Missiles Could Eventually Reach U.S.
9/26/2013 Iran Unveils New Air-Launched Missiles
9/23/2013 Iran Displays Latest Military Achievements In Sunday Parades
9/16/2013 Tanks Give Way to Missiles
8/21/2013 Iran Producing, Testing New Air-to-Air, Air-to-Surface Missiles
7/9/2013 Iran Working on Domestic Missile Defense
7/5/2013 Iran Upgrades Missile Defense System
12/18/2012 Patriot missiles in region "can pave way for world war": Iranian commander
12/18/2012 Iran president cancels Turkey visit amid Syria rift
12/18/2012 (Reuters) - Iran's president has canceled a trip to Turkey a day after his military chief warned the
12/18/2012 The Economic Cost of a Nuclear Iran
12/14/2012 Official: Iran, nuclear watchdog group deal close
12/13/2012 Iran congratulates North Korea on rocket launch
12/11/2012 Iran's long-range missiles said to lag U.S. intelligence fears
12/11/2012 Iran denies nuclear, missile cooperation with North Korea
12/11/2012 Iran says it decoded data from captured CIA drone
12/4/2012 Iran stations defense staff at North Korea military site: Kyodo
11/2/2012 Briton in missiles-to-Iran case to enter new plea
11/2/2012 Commander: Iranian Missiles Able to Penetrate Israel's Iron Dome
11/1/2012 Israel says Iran has pulled back from the brink of nuclear weapon - for now
11/1/2012 All Politics Are Local In Iran Nuclear Dispute
10/23/2012 The Iranian bluff
10/17/2012 Egyptian Expert: United Islamic-Arab Army Able to Defeat Israel in One Day
10/17/2012 Deputy defense minister: Iran to unveil Qadir cruise missile
10/16/2012 After incursion into Israel airspace, Iran unveils new self-made drone
10/9/2012 Iran Raises Rhetoric Against Israel
10/9/2012 Iran would need 2-4 months to amass bomb material
10/3/2012 Wary of Israel, Iran Is Said to Err in Strikes
10/3/2012 Iranian Nuclear Missile Could Still be Years Away
10/2/2012 The US pressuring Iran
9/27/2012 Iran Displays Long-Range Ballistic Missile in Defense Exhibition
9/27/2012 Tehran Readying to Publicize Iranian Version of S-300 System Soon
9/26/2012 IRGC Tests Anti-Ship Missile Capability in Persian Gulf
9/26/2012 US: Iran missile test is 'pure fabrication'
9/26/2012 DOD: Iranian missile test claim bogus
9/25/2012 Iran tests missiles, unveils drone amid Israel tensions
9/25/2012 Iran's arsenal poses threat to U.S. military, citizens
9/24/2012 ISRAEL WILL BE OBLITERATED IN CASE OF IRAN ATTACK: TOP CMDR
9/21/2012 Iran, North Korea Seen Deepening Nuke, Missile Collaboration
9/20/2012 USS Eisenhower on Gulf Alert Sees ‘No Problems’ From Iran
9/18/2012 Iran on brink of nuclear bomb in 6-7 months: Netanyahu
9/18/2012 Iran plans military exercises in preparation for Israeli strike on nuclear facilities
9/18/2012 Iran commander warns Israel, U.S. against attack
9/18/2012 U.S. will go to war with Iran in 2013, says ex-U.S. ambassador to Israel
9/12/2012 Iran to unveil "advanced" cruise missile: DM official
9/10/2012 Iran to unveil new cruise missile soon
9/10/2012 Defense Official: Air Defense Shields Unable to Stop Iranian Missiles
9/10/2012 Iran military official says Tehran set to unveil long-range cruise missile
9/10/2012 DEFENSE OFFICIAL: AIR DEFENSE SHIELDS UNABLE TO STOP IRANIAN MISSILES
9/10/2012 NEWS ANALYSIS: U.S. ATTACK ON IRAN WOULD TAKE HUNDREDS OF PLANES, SHIPS, AND MISSILES
9/6/2012 Iran's missile defense to be ready next year
9/4/2012 Iran to hold air drill in Oct.
9/4/2012 Iran completes 30 percent of missile defense system: commander
9/4/2012 Iran to Equip Military Drones with Missile Capability
8/22/2012 Iran Unveils Missile, Defense Site In An 'Implied Threat’ To U.S., Israel; Appears Keen On Restoring
8/22/2012 IRAN MISSILE CLAIMS A VEILED THREAT AT US TARGETS
8/16/2012 Israeli defense expert says Iron Dome has proven its worth
8/14/2012 IRAN PROTESTS U.S. PRESENCE IN GULF
8/14/2012 Analysis: Are Israelis tough enough for a long war with Iran?
8/13/2012 Israeli premier: Iran threat dwarfs all others
8/13/2012 Israel tests SMS missile alerts as ‘Iran chatter’ grows
8/9/2012 U.S. and Gulf Allies Pursue a Missile Shield Against Iranian Attack
8/6/2012 UK 'concerned' at Iran missile test
8/6/2012 Eye on Iran and Syria, Israel hardens missile shield
8/6/2012 Iran Says Test-Firing of Missile a Success
7/31/2012 Iran significantly 'speeds up nuclear enrichment'
7/23/2012 MP: Iran Missile Technology Helped Boost Iran’s Image in the World
7/16/2012 Obama Piles New Sanctions Against Iran
7/11/2012 Iran's Ballistic Missiles Improving, Pentagon Finds
7/2/2012 Agency: Iran to hold maneuvers with missiles
6/7/2012 Russia supports 'peaceful' nuclear drive in Iran
6/7/2012 Iran Threatens Delays in Nuclear Talks
6/5/2012 U.N. Nuclear Chief Announces New Talks With Iran
6/4/2012 Defense minister: Iran demands compensation from Russia regarding S-300
5/30/2012 Ahmadinejad Doesn't Expect 'Miracles' in Upcoming Round of Nuclear Talks
4/12/2012 Iran Says It Will Offer Unspecified Proposals at Coming Nuclear Negotiations
4/4/2012 Iran ‘advises’ Arab neighbors against missile shield
3/26/2012 Obama warns N. Korea, Iran their options are few
3/20/2012 North Korea's rocket launch site said to be similar to Iran’s
1/29/2012 Panetta: Iran could have nuclear weapons, delivery vehicles in 2-3 years
12/14/2011 Iran Says It May Move Uranium Enrichment to ‘Safer Places’
12/10/2011 Iranian Regime Seeks North Korea's Help To Activate Ballistic Missiles
12/4/2011 Explosion Seen as Big Setback to Iran’s Missile Program
12/1/2011 'Iran is developing low-flying cruise missiles'
11/29/2011 US Official Cautions Iran Against IssuingThreats over NATO’s Missile Installation in Turkey
11/27/2011 Iran: We'll Fire 150,000 Missiles at Israel if Attacked
11/26/2011 We'll hit Nato Shield in Turkey if Threatened: Iran
11/14/2011 New Reports Link N. Korean, Iranian Nuclear Programs
11/14/2011 'Hundreds of N.Koreans' Working at Iran Nuke Facilities
11/9/2011 Israel cautions West; says Iranian Missiles can hit Europe
11/8/2011 U.N. Report Cites Secret Nuclear Research by Iran
11/8/2011 White House: IAEA Report Doesn't Change Assessment Of Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
11/7/2011 Russia warns against any military strike on Iran
11/6/2011 Israel's Peres says Iran attack "more and more likely"
11/6/2011 AEA says foreign expertise has brought Iran to threshold of nuclear capability
10/28/2011 Turkey to discuss NATO missile shield deployment with Iran "in friendly atmosphere"
10/27/2011 Israel Readies New Missile Defense Tech
10/24/2011 Note Shows Big Power Split Over Iran
10/22/2011 Turkey, Iran to discuss deployment of NATO Missile Defense Shield
10/16/2011 'Bavar-373 Superior to Russian S-300s'
10/12/2011 Iran Continues Atomic Site Construction: Satellite Images
10/11/2011 Turkey-Iran Tension Escalates Over NATO Radar System and PKK
10/7/2011 Iran to Unveil New Cruise Missile
9/28/2011 Iran Equips Marine Forces with 'Cruise Missile'
9/28/2011 Russia’s NATO Envoy Dismisses Iran-Russia-China Missile Shield Report
9/27/2011 Russia Warns US Missile Defense Project Outpacing Dialogue
9/27/2011 Opposition Parties Oppose NATO Radar Base in Turkey
9/26/2011 ‘Iran, Russia, China Mulling Joint Missile Shield’
9/22/2011 Iran Displays Missiles on Anniversary of Iraq War
9/22/2011 Iran Says Deployment of NATO Shield in Turkey "inefficient"
9/22/2011 Iran Displays Latest UAV, Missile Products in Thursday Parades
9/20/2011 Missile Approval Left Till After Key US Visit
9/19/2011 Iran: NATO System in Turkey Detrimental
9/18/2011 Iran to Display Latest Military Products on Sept. 22 Parades
9/12/2011 Iranian Nuclear Plant Steps up Operations
9/7/2011 Iran Warns over NATO’s Radar System in Turkey: Minister
9/6/2011 Russian Envoy's Visit to Iran not for Missile Issues: Iranian Official
9/6/2011 Iran: Missile Defense Shield Target or Not?
9/5/2011 Turkey's Role in NATO Missile-Defense Annoys Iran
8/31/2011 Iran Sues Russia Over Missing Missiles
8/29/2011 Iran Launches Anti-Armor Missile Production
8/25/2011 Iran Sues Russia Over Defense Systems
8/24/2011 Iran Unveils New Cruise Missiles, Claims U.S. Bases in Range
8/24/2011 North Korea Supplied Nuclear Software to Iran: German Report
8/24/2011 Iran Tests Advanced Radar System
8/23/2011 Iran Unveils New Cruise Missile, Torpedo
8/22/2011 Iran Moves Some Centrifuges to Underground Site
8/21/2011 Iran to Unveil New Cruise Missiles in August
8/9/2011 Chancellor of Iran's Sharif University Reza Roustazad said Monday that Iran plans to launch a new do
8/7/2011 Iran says U.S. 'will be taught the mother of all lessons'
8/2/2011 'Iran poses no missile threat to Europe'
8/2/2011 Iran receiving details of Russia’s ‘step-by-step’ proposal: official
7/29/2011 Iran Lagging in Enrichment Plans
7/21/2011 Navy Equips Logistic Units with Long-Range Missiles
7/20/2011 Iran claims to have shot down U.S. spy drone over nuclear site
7/15/2011 ‘Iran outdoes N. Korea's long-range missile development'
7/10/2011 'Iran's military strength serves region'
7/9/2011 Iranian commander: US carriers target if attacked
7/9/2011 Iran says fires missiles to Indian Ocean for first time
7/7/2011 Israel fears Iran and North Korea strengthening ties
7/6/2011 Iran Showcases Homegrown Arms in War Games
7/2/2011 Iran defense chief: Missile advancements show futility of sanctions
7/2/2011 Iran's DM slams U.S. arms allegations as "baseless"
6/30/2011 Senior MP Underscores Iran's Defensive Capabilities
6/29/2011 Iran secretly tested 'nuclear-capable missiles'
6/28/2011 Iran Unveils Missile Silos as It Begins War Games
6/28/2011 Iran test-fires 14 missiles during military drills
6/28/2011 Guard chief: Iran is capable of manufacturing even longer-range missiles but won't make them
6/27/2011 Iran starts major missile maneuver: commander
6/26/2011 UNSC reports alleged fresh violations of sanctions regime on Iran
6/15/2011 China and allies back Russia against U.S. missile shield
6/15/2011 Russia has no plan to reconsider relations with Iran
6/7/2011 Iranian navy sends submarines to Red Sea
6/2/2011 Peres: World Needs Missile Defense System Against Iran
6/2/2011 Hugo Chavez condemns US sanctions over Iran, jokes about missile being pointed at US
6/2/2011 Iran’s Missile Buildup: New Reports of Foreign Assistance
5/24/2011 Israel: New Iranian Missile Likely Bound for Hezbollah
5/17/2011 'Die Welt': Iran Building Rocket Bases in Venezuela
5/10/2011 Iran Deploys Home-Made Missile System in All Air-Defense Units
4/25/2011 Israel, US Bases Within the Range of Iranian Missiles, Commander says
4/12/2011 Iran Touts Major Advances in Nuclear Program
4/7/2011 Iran to Produce New Cruise Missiles
3/23/2011 Iran Cited for Arms Violations, Rockets for Taliban
3/16/2011 Turkey Stops Iranian Plane En Route to Syria
3/16/2011 Israeli Navy Intercepts Egypt-bound Ship With Arms
3/10/2011 World Powers Press Iran to Cooperate with IAEA
3/9/2011 US: Iran Moving to 'Threshold' of Making Atom Bomb
2/22/2011 Iranian Warships Enter Suez Canal
2/8/2011 Iran to Launch Several Satellites: Ahmadinejad
2/7/2011 Iran Successfully Test Fires Persian Gulf Missile
2/3/2011 Iran Tech Expo Sends Defiant Message to West
2/1/2011 Iran could have nuclear weapon by 2012 - Britain
1/31/2011 Iran to showcase new rockets, satellites: report
1/31/2011 Davos panel sees huge Iranian response to attack
1/27/2011 Iran to implement comprehensive air defense system in 5 years
1/20/2011 Iran Successfully Test-fires New Missile
12/9/2010 US defence chief in Gulf to discuss Iran, Yemen
12/9/2010 Iranians want nuclear arms, US survey finds
12/8/2010 No progress evident in Iran nuclear talks
12/8/2010 Defector 'saw N.Korean technicians' in Tehran
12/6/2010 Iran says it's now fully self-sufficient at producing uranium
12/3/2010 Clinton says Iran, North Korea could spark arms races
12/2/2010 US lawmaker warns of 'evil twins' Iran, NKorea
12/1/2010 Experts cast doubt on Iran missile cache
11/30/2010 Secret cables reveal that U.S. believes Iran has advanced missiles
11/30/2010 Iran Fortifies Its Arsenal With the Aid of North Korea
11/30/2010 Ahmadinejad: Iran's nuclear program hit by sabotage
11/24/2010 Adviser to Ahmadinejad Says West's Sanctions Have Failed
11/19/2010 NATO leaders to avoid citing Iran as missile threat
11/18/2010 Iran claims missile defense advancements
11/18/2010 Iran says tests own model of Russian S-300 missile
11/17/2010 Iran starts "biggest" air defense war games
11/17/2010 Military action won't stop Iran nuclear program: US
11/17/2010 Iran Readies Missile Defense System
11/16/2010 Iran Begins Air Defense Drills: Report
11/16/2010 Iran says NATO missile shield serves Israeli interests
11/15/2010 Iran Developing Long-range Radar, Upgraded Missile Defense
11/12/2010 Obama extends freeze on Iranian assets
11/10/2010 Iran says to test own model of Russia S-300 missile
11/10/2010 Iran's rights to nuclear non-negotiable: Ahmadinejad
11/9/2010 Turkey to host Iran talks 'soon'
10/28/2010 Obama Set to Offer Stricter Nuclear Deal to Iran
10/28/2010 Iran to stage major drill in November: report
10/27/2010 After mending leak, Iran begins loading fuel into nuclear plant
10/26/2010 .Iran begins inserting fuel into nuclear plant core
10/26/2010 U.N. nuclear chief wants "concrete steps" from Iran
10/25/2010 Iran Upgrades Missile Systems
10/21/2010 Iran, trying to skirt sanctions, attempts to set up banks worldwide
10/21/2010 Iran has 30 kg of high level uranium: atomic chief
10/19/2010 Turkey objects to NATO missile shield targeting Iran
10/19/2010 Iran doesn't need nuclear weapons: Pakistan
10/18/2010 U.S. says Chinese businesses and banks are bypassing U.N. sanctions against Iran
10/15/2010 Iranian Missile Enhancements Appear in N. Korea
10/14/2010 Iran leader in Hezbollah stronghold
10/12/2010 Iran to show proof of US nuclear aid to Israel: negotiator
10/7/2010 Russia to return $166.8 million prepayment to Iran for S-300 missiles (Update 1)
10/6/2010 Iran Opposition Calls for Referendum on Ahmadinejad
10/5/2010 UAE implements Iran sanctions
10/4/2010 Ahmadinejad says Mideast to expel US with 'kick in butt'
10/4/2010 Iranian officials call latest U.S. sanctions 'desperate'
9/30/2010 Start-up of Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant delayed
9/30/2010 U.S. imposes new Iran sanctions
9/28/2010 Ahmadinejad defends 9/11 remarks
9/23/2010 Iran displays advanced missile at military parade
9/23/2010 Iran's paramilitary force gets new missile
9/23/2010 Iran to Build Own Air Defense System After Russia Withholds S-300 Missiles
9/23/2010 World powers seek talks with Iran
9/20/2010 Ahmadinejad says future is Iran's
9/15/2010 Huge Saudi arms deal aimed at Iran, Yemen troubles: analysts
9/9/2010 Iran Remains Defiant, Nuclear Agency Says
9/9/2010 South Korea imposes independent sanctions on Iran
8/23/2010 Iran’s President Unveils New Long-Range Drone Aircraft
8/23/2010 Iran Launches Assault Boats with Warning
8/23/2010 Iran Opens Its First Nuclear Power Plant
8/13/2010 Russia Moving Ahead With Iran Nuclear Reactor
8/5/2010 Debate Iran? No, but Talks Are Possible
7/28/2010 Iran Ready to Resolve Dispute Over Nuclear Program, with Conditions
7/15/2010 Sanctions Tighten Pressure on Iran's Oil Industry
7/14/2010 Russia, Iran Sign Energy Agreement Despite UN Sanctions
7/14/2010 Dubai curbs Iran trade under Sanctions Regime Hurting Business
7/8/2010 Sen. Lieberman Says Force May be Needed in Iran
7/8/2010 Ahmadinejad Brands US World's Dictator Ahead of Summit
7/1/2010 Iran Arms Syria With Radar
7/1/2010 Iran planning to manufacture long-range anti-air missiles
6/30/2010 GATES: U.S. SEES MASSIVE IRANIAN ATTACK ON EUROPE
6/29/2010 Iran's Ahmadinejad faults sanctions, delays nuclear talks till late August
6/29/2010 NATO report: Focus on Iran and missile defense, have 'strategic patience' on peace plans
6/29/2010 U.S. to cooperate with Russia on global missile defense system
6/28/2010 Report: UAE freezes 41 UN-banned Iran accounts
6/28/2010 Report: Total halts petrol sales to Iran
6/28/2010 Russia alarmed by CIA view of Iran's weapons
6/28/2010 G8 leaders keep pressure on Iran, N.Korea
6/23/2010 UAE Shut 40 Firms for Illegal Trade with Iran
6/23/2010 Iran Warns Russia over Failure to Deliver S-300 Missile Systems
6/22/2010 US Lawmakers Unveil Iran Sanctions Bill
6/21/2010 Two IAEA inspectors denied entry into Iran
6/21/2010 Iran defends missile buildup after US allegation
6/21/2010 Report: UAE closes firms violating Iran sanctions
6/17/2010 Iran Raises Stakes by Announcing Four New Nuclear Reactors
6/15/2010 Iran drafting bill to reduce UN atomic agency ties: MP
6/15/2010 Iran's Revolutionary Guard dismisses UN sanctions
6/15/2010 Iran Cleric makes Veiled call for Nuclear Arms
6/14/2010 Beyond Iran Sanctions: Plans B,C and D
6/14/2010 Gates Criticizes Turkey's Vote Against Sanctions
6/14/2010 Saudis May Let Israeli Jets Fly Over For Iran Raids
6/14/2010 Iran urges Russia to deliver S-300 defense system: MP
6/10/2010 Analysis: Sanctions Unlikely to Stop Iran
6/9/2010 U.S, Russia and France Dismiss Iran Proposal
6/8/2010 U.S. Presses Its Case Against Iran Ahead of Vote
6/7/2010 Iran to Defend Rights if New Sanctions Imposed
6/3/2010 US Seeks UN Vote on Iran Sanctions by June 21
6/1/2010 IAEA Report Reduces Chances of Iran Fuel Swap
5/27/2010 Iran warns US to accept 'final offer' to end nuclear row
5/27/2010 Moscow’s opportunism in the Middle East
5/24/2010 Israel Impatient with Effort to Thwart Iran's Ambition
5/24/2010 Iranian Says Uranium Deal Off if Sanctions Are On
5/21/2010 U.N. sanctions loophole: Russia can send missiles to Iran
5/21/2010 Iran, Brazil, Turkey sign nuclear declaration
5/17/2010 Iran Offers to Ship Uranium as Sanctions Loom
5/13/2010 U.S. Gave Contracts to 7 Firms Involved in Iran Energy
5/11/2010 Iranian Missiles Could Target W. Europe by 2014: IISS
5/6/2010 IAEA Chief Launches Push for Answers From Iran
5/4/2010 Iran Moves to Challenge U.S. in Mideast: Gates
5/3/2010 Iran Says Develops Short-range Missile Defense
4/26/2010 Iran Fires Short-Range Missiles in Gulf War Games
4/21/2010 Iran Guards to Test Missiles in Three-Day Drill
4/20/2010 Iranian Missile May Be Able to Hit U.S. by 2015
4/19/2010 Pentagon's Mullen: Diplomacy First in Options on Iran
4/19/2010 Iran says has Military Might to Deter Attacks
4/19/2010 Gates Says U.S. Lacks a Policy to Thwart Iran
4/14/2010 US Officials: Iran Nuclear Bomb Probable in 3-5 Yrs
4/12/2010 Iran is Not Yet 'Nuclear Capable': US Defense Chief
4/8/2010 Russia to Deliver S-300 to Iran
4/8/2010 Iran Derides Obama's 'Cowboy' Nuclear Stance
4/6/2010 Iran Urges Russia to Resist Missile Sale Pressure
4/6/2010 Sanctions Will Not Deter Nuclear Goals: Iran
3/31/2010 Iran Keeping Nuke Options Open
3/18/2010 Iran’s Missile Launch Site Points to North Korea
3/16/2010 Iran's Nuclear Bomb Effort Has Slowed: U.S. General
3/2/2010 Iran Could Face Expanded Sea-Based Checks
2/24/2010 United States Will Use Banks to Thwart Iran Nukes
2/23/2010 Iranian Letter Repeats Rejected Nuclear Swap Terms
2/18/2010 UN Agency Worried Iran May be Working on Arms
2/16/2010 Iran Could Seek Ballistic Missile Defenses
2/16/2010 Russia to Supply S-300 Anti-aircraft Missile Defense System to Iran
2/15/2010 Iran says it has New Nuclear Proposal from West
2/11/2010 Iran Angered Over S-300 Delays
2/9/2010 Iran's Nuclear Threat to NATO
2/8/2010 Iran Launches Production Lines for Unmanned Planes
2/6/2010 Iran Opens Two New Missile Plants
2/3/2010 Iran Says Launches Satellite Rocket
2/2/2010 Iran criticizes U.S. missile deployments in Gulf
1/31/2010 U.S. Speeding Up Missile Defenses in Persian Gulf
1/26/2010 Iran to Announce New Missile Work Next Month
1/18/2010 Israel: Global NATO’s 29th Member
1/17/2010 Israel completes testing a high-tech defense system that intercepts incoming rockets
1/7/2010 Israel's Iron-Dome Missile Interceptor to Become Operational by May 2010
1/4/2010 Israel wary of U.S.-Arab arms deals
12/17/2009 US House Passes Iran Sanctions Bill
12/16/2009 Iran test-fires its most advanced missile
12/16/2009 ‘Iran near breakthrough on N-bomb’
12/16/2009 US races against time over Iran
12/7/2009 Anti-tank missile launched from Strip found near Kibbutz Alumim; none hurt
12/7/2009 Russian missiles fired on Negev
12/7/2009 Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. recently unveiled a new version
12/3/2009 Israel seeking to boost defense sales to Europe
12/2/2009 Would Iran Provide A Nuclear Weapon to Terrorists?
12/2/2009 Report: Israeli army sets up new department to help protect bases from missiles
12/2/2009 Iran plans new satellite launch
12/1/2009 Military to protect bases from missiles
12/1/2009 FACTBOX: What is the Non-Proliferation Treaty?
12/1/2009 Can't lose what you never had
12/1/2009 U.S., Israel closing gaps on Iran and peacemaking
12/1/2009 IAEA not the best solution to the Iran nuclear problem
11/30/2009 Timeline: Iran's nuclear program
11/30/2009 Iran Ambassador Expects S-300s Delivered Within 2 Months
11/19/2009 Israel's Barak says missile defense could permit withdrawal from occupied territories
11/16/2009 Iran to mass produce heat-seeking missiles
11/16/2009 Iran threatens to produce its own anti-plane defenses
11/9/2009 Iranian lawmaker warns Russia over missile delay
10/28/2009 Iran 'to accept UN nuclear deal'
10/23/2009 Iran delays reply on nuclear plan
10/21/2009 IAEA Draft Agreement Circulated at Nuclear Fuel Talks
10/14/2009 'Nuclear threat' to power grids
10/14/2009 Clinton: Russia sees Iran threat
10/12/2009 Iran dismisses Clinton warning on nuclear program
10/11/2009 Iran Seeks Deal for Reactor
10/2/2009 Overview of Iranian missile capability
10/2/2009 Obama in Iran inspection demand
10/2/2009 Iran, Major Powers Reach Agreement On Series of Points
9/30/2009 Iran 'to accept UN nuclear deal'
9/28/2009 Iran Tests Missiles On Eve Of Talks
9/28/2009 Israel shuts down for Yom Kippur, amid fears of perceived Iranian nuclear threat
9/27/2009 Defense Secretary Robert Gates says severe sanctions on Iran could work
9/23/2009 Obama’s UN Nuclear Summit Sidesteps Iran, North Korea Disputes
9/23/2009 Obama presses China for help on Iran, NKorea
9/23/2009 Iran displayed its ballistic missile
9/15/2009 Iran Announces Development of Anti-Cruise Missile System
9/15/2009 Iran Gains U.S. Military Technology Through Malaysia Middlemen
9/1/2009 'Arctic Sea' was carrying missiles to Iran?
8/28/2009 Russia is believed to be ready to supply Iran with the S-300 system
8/26/2009 Iran's Sajjil missile 'threatens Europe'
8/25/2009 Israeli expert says Iran could hit Europe in 3-4 years
8/13/2009 Islamic Revival Tests Bosnia's Secular Cast
8/12/2009 Make breaking, leaving nuke treaty harder, US says
7/31/2009 From Sea to Shining Sea