Weapons used in hit on nuclear program chief were made in Israel, Iranian TV says

By Shahar Klaiman and Reuters, Israel Hayom— Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Amir Hatami pledged Monday that the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who headed Iran’s military nuclear program, “will not stop the progress of Iran’s nuclear program but will only accelerate it.” Speaking at Fakhrizadeh’s funeral, Hatami warned that Tehran would not leave the killing unavenged.…

The Killing of a Nuclear Scientist May Save Countless Lives

By Richard Kemp, Gatestone Institute— With unfailing predictability, EU external affairs spokesman Peter Sano as well as other European Iran-appeasers rushed to condemn the targeted killing on November 27 of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. In doing so they exhibited shocking disregard for the death, destruction and suffering likely to be inflicted by the totalitarian…

Will Biden Pivot On Iran?

By Ilan Berman, Newsweek— How will a Biden administration handle the Middle East? Now that the results of the hotly contested U.S. election are (mostly) known, foreign policy experts and officials alike are turning their attention to that question. Over the coming weeks and months more particulars will emerge, as will the personalities who will…

Don’t Bail Out Tehran’s Precision Guided Munitions Project

By Jonathan Schanzer and Bradley Bowman, Real Clear Defense— Iran, amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, is demanding sanctions relief. Lebanon, too, is looking for a financial bailout after defaulting on a Eurobond. Neither should get the financial aid they are requesting. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its terrorist proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon are undertaking…