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Experimental Russian rocket explodes, killing five and sparking radiation fears
August 12, 2019
According to U.S. experts, Russia was likely testing the SSC-X-9 Skyfall cruise missile, which Russian President Vladimir Putin said last year could “reach any point in the world.”
Images show Saudi nuclear-reactor plant near complete
April 3, 2019
Saudi Arabia is almost done constructing its first nuclear reactor, according to GoogleEarth images of the plant, raising concerns about it possibly operating a facility without following international standards and therefore acquiring nuclear weapons.
Saudi Arabia announces plan to build nuclear reactors
November 6, 2018
The Middle Eastern country is slated to build 16 nuclear reactors in the next 20 years for $80 billion.
Pilots mark planes used to bomb Syrian nuclear reactor in anniversary ceremony
September 7, 2018
Noting the 11-year anniversary of the destruction of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s secret nuclear reactor in Deir el-Zour, the Israeli Air Force conducted a ceremony emblazoning warplanes that took part in the strike with special markings.
Iran, Syria sign military deal, amid other moves to defy US
August 27, 2018
The Syrian government is one of Iran’s proxies, engaging in the seven-year civil war.
Jonathan S. Tobin
March 22, 2018
What Syria doesn’t teach us about Iran
Will the attention given Israel’s 2007 bombing of a Syrian nuclear reactor help focus the world on Iran? Not if the Europeans can help it.
IDF chief: 2007 reactor strike shows Israel will not tolerate threats to its existence
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
March 21, 2018
“Marking 10 years since that operation and looking at the Middle East, we fully understand how much [that operation] has affected reality,” said Israeli Air Force chief Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin.
Israel officially confirms its 2007 airstrike destroying Syrian nuclear reactor
March 21, 2018
Israeli officials said they did not acknowledge the strike at the time in order to give Syrian dictator Bashar Assad an opportunity to save face and avoid escalation with Israel following the Second Lebanon War.