The confusion, complexity, tension, and anger in the Middle East continues its rapid climb to implosion and destruction.
Israel is preparing for possible war with Hezbollah
Senior sources in Israel have revealed that the army’s northern command is preparing for a potentially fierce war with Hezbollah.
Israel: Iran steps up arms shipments to Hezbollah, Hamas
Jerusalem sources say Tehran upping support for terror groups, express fear Iran will have billions more to spend under nuke deal
Report: Iran financing Hamas’ military force reconstruction efforts
Tens of millions of dollars have been transferred to Hamas for the rebuilding of tunnels destroyed by Israel last summer, the Sunday Telegraph reports.
Saudi Arabia, Turkey Discussing Unlikely Alliance To Oust Syria’s Assad
Turkey and Saudi Arabia, two nations with a long history of rivalry, are in high-level talks with the goal of forming a military alliance to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to sources familiar with the discussions.
Russia lifts ban on S-300 missile deliveries to Iran
Moscow starts oil-for-goods swap with Tehran, demonstrating Kremlin’s determination to boost economic ties with Islamic Republic.
Sources told Reuters more than a year ago that a deal worth up to $20 billion was being discussed with Tehran and would involve Russia buying up to 500,000 barrels of Iranian oil a day in exchange for Russian equipment and goods.
The official noted that cooperation between Russia’s state nuclear company, Rosatom, and AEOI is proceeding well. In November, Tehran and Moscow struck a deal under which Russia is to build eight new nuclear reactors in Iran.
According to the agreement, four of the planned reactors are to be constructed at the Bushehr nuclear station, already the site of one Russian-built reactor. The remaining four are to be built elsewhere in the Islamic republic, though the exact location has not yet been determined.