Iran’s Persistent Push for Nuclear Weapon Development

IAEA Chief Rafael Grossi informed the IAEA Board of Governors that the Agency has lost continuity of knowledge in relation to the production and inventory of centrifuges, rotors, bellows, heavy water, and uranium ore concentrate. He emphasized the large gaps in nuclear inspections due to Iran’s suspension of its Additional Protocol three years ago. Grossi…

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Israel’s Leadership Vacuum: Ehud Barak Speaks Out to Foreign Affairs

Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak called for early elections in Israel to replace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a letter to Foreign Affairs magazine on Sunday. Barak compared David Ben-Gurion (Israel’s first prime minister) to Netanyahu, describing the current Prime Minister as “narcissistic, manipulative, [and] shortsighted.” He criticized Netanyahu for rejecting the two-state solution despite…

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Rubymar Cargo Ship Sunk in Red Sea After Attack by Houthis

The Rubymar cargo ship, attacked last month, has sunk in the southern Red Sea, Yemen’s internationally recognized government said in a statement on Saturday. If verified, it would be the first vessel lost since Houthi terrorists began targeting commercial shipping in November. The government statement said the ship sunk on Friday night and warned…

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