Tag: nuclear weapons

Iran builds third underground missile plant

BY JUDAH ARI GROSS The powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has established a third underground ballistic missile production facility in southwestern Iran, the semi-official Fars News agency reported Thursday. Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the IRGC’s airspace program, told the Iranian…

Poll: Americans Sympathize More with Israel than Palestine

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff

A new poll released Tuesday reveals that Americans sympathize more with Israel than Palestinians and would prefer Iran not acquire a nuclear weapon even if it means military action, according to Pew Research:

The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted March 13-17 among 1,501 adults, finds that 49 percent say they sympathize more with Israel, while just 12 percent sympathize more with the Palestinians and the same percentage (12 percent) volunteers that they sympathize with neither side.

Americans have consistently sympathized more with Israel since the 1970s. Many Republicans surveyed believe President Barack Obama favors Palestinians too much.

According to the survey, 64 percent of Americans say it is important to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, even if military action is required. This is a sentiment that is shared across the political spectrum, although Republicans favor this view slightly more than Democrats.

Israel to take delivery of 4th German submarine

By YAAKOV KATZ Defense delegation arrives in Germany ahead of delivery of Dolphin-class sub, rumored to be capable of carrying nukes. A defense delegation arrived in Germany on Wednesday ahead of the planned delivery of Israel’s fourth Dolphin-class submarine, widely rumored to be capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

Led by Defense Ministry director-general Udi Shani, the delegation met with senior German defense officials and was scheduled to visit the shipyard where the submarine is being built. It is expected to arrive in Israel in the coming months.

The three Dolphin-class submarines in the navy’s fleet are called Dolphin, Leviathan and Tekuma and are believed to be some of the most advanced diesel-electric submarines in the world.

Iran’s nuclear materials move underground

Iran has begun to move its nuclear materials underground and further away from possible attack, the IAEA warns. By Chana Ya’ar IAEA Iran has begun to move its nuclear materials underground, further away from possible attack by Western powers, a new report by the United Nations has warned.

The UN International Atomic Energy Agency said in its report earlier this week that Iran began moving materials to an underground facility for the “pursuit of sensitive atomic activities.”

Last month Iranian nuclear scientists moved low-enriched uranium (LEU) in a “large cylinder” to the Fordow subterranean site. The information was included in the report, the IAEA’s most detailed document yet.

The development further added to suspicions by Western intelligence agencies that Tehran is engaged in creating nuclear weapons of mass destruction – an activity that Israel has warned the world about for the past five years.

At least one prominent U.S.-based think tank has said that should Iran decide to enrich it further, it now has enough LEU to supply four nuclear weapons, and the international agency said in its report it had “serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear program.”

‘Israel will have presence at summit’

US President Barack Obama’s national security adviser said that Israel will still have a “robust” delegation at a nuclear security summit in Washington next week, even after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu abruptly decided not to attend.

Netanyahu had said he would be at the conference to underline the danger of terrorists acquiring nuclear weapons. Officials in his office said Netanyahu reversed himself because some nations planned to use the conference to target Israel over its barely concealed nuclear weapons program.

Speaking to reporters traveling with Obama, national security adviser

Any country using nukes would be destroyed in 30 seconds

“Any country using nukes would be destroyed in 30 seconds”
#img1 Nuclear# Any country which attacks another with nuclear weapons, will enjoy a grace period of 30 minutes before it is wiped off the map, former chairman of the NATO Military Committee said at the Herzliya Conference Tuesday evening. The history of the Cold War teaches us that the only deterrence against nuclear weapons is nuclear weapons, he said.