Iran was the second Muslim-majority country to recognize Israel  as a sovereign state after Turkey. Israel had a permanent delegation in Tehran which served as a de facto embassybefore Ambassadors were exchanged in the late s.
This deal was part of what would become known as the Iran-Contra affair. Israel believes that the Islamic Republic intends to use its program to produce nuclear weapons and has repeatedly asserted that a nuclear-armed Iran could threaten its existence.
InIsrael urged the U. Accordingly, Israeli concerns continue to grow.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman cautioned that Iran was further advancing its missile and nuclear programs while the international community remained focused on unrest across the Middle East.
In a speech before U. The question is not when Iran will have a bomb but rather how much time until the Supreme Leader decides to escalate. Israeli officials reported that they met with Iranian officials in Cairo during the meeting of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.
The Israelis claimed they attended panel sessions of the conference with the Iranian delegations, in the first official exchange between the two countries since the Islamic revolution.
Iran denied the meeting. Israeli President Shimon Peres stated that the chances of Israel initiating an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities are minimal and that the United States should take the lead in dealing with Iran. Israel sent two Saar-class missile ships and one Dolphin-class submarine capable of carrying nuclear warheads through the Suez Canal into the Red Sea in what an Israeli defense official explained was preparation for a possible attack on Iranian nuclear facilities.
Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz stated that Israel would not tolerate a nuclear-armed Islamic Republic under any circumstances and would consider a unilateral, preemptive strike.
Israel has had very limited bilateral economic relations with Iran since the Islamic Revolution in Relations have been limited further sincewhen the UN began applying sanctions on Iran.
Iran hanged one of its citizens it had accused of spying for Israel. An Israeli official described the encounter: An encounter between Iranian and Israeli diplomats reportedly took place at a tourism fair in Madrid, according to an Israeli news source.
The people in Israel see the people in Iran as a friend, but it is important that the Iranian president stop the wild incitement against Israel and bring Iran back into the family of nations. Putin assured Netanyahu that Russia would not sell arms to Syria or Iran that would alter the regional strategic balance.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressed his confidence that Islamic nations will eventually witness the destruction of Israel: Jordanian intelligence officials connected the January assassination of Iranian physics professor Massoud Ali Mohammad in Tehran with a failed bombing of an Israeli delegation in Amman, Jordan.
No one was injured, and a Jordanian taxi driver was arrested in connection with the incident, but Jordanian intelligence concluded that the explosion was retaliation for the Tehran bomb attack that Iran had blamed on the U.
Iran blamed Israeli and U. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated on Iranian television that "the manner of bomb planting shows a Zionist style and they want to make sure that Iran [will] not advance.
Washington continued to deny involvement, while Israel made no comment.
The Israeli navy seized a vessel carrying several hundred tons of weapons miles off the Israeli coast. According to Israeli defense officials, the weapons originated in Iran and were destined for Hezbollah and Hamas militants. The ship originated in Iran and docked in Yemen and Sudan before passing through the Suez Canal, reportedly on its way to a final destination in Lebanon.
Amid a deepening dispute over its nuclear program, Iran test-fired a missile that put Israel within striking range. Israel reaffirmed its accusation that Iran continues to fund and arm Hamas and Hezbollah militants. The Israeli navy deployed two Saar-class missile boats and a Dolphin-class nuclear-capable submarine to the Red Sea for military exercises.
Iran repeated its accusation that Israel is instigating aggression against the Palestinian territories, and voted against Israel in the Resolutions on the Arab-Israeli Conflict during the 62nd Session of the General Assembly.
Soon after becoming the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad escalated public rhetoric against Israel stating the country is "doomed to be wiped off the map" and claiming that the Holocaust was a "myth.
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