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Increased surveillance of Jewish institutions in Austria

Increased surveillance of Jewish institutions in Austria

Jewish institutions in Austria are also increasingly scrutinized in response to escalating tensions in the Middle East following Iran’s attack on Israel. “As part of the protection of objects and people, surveillance of all Israeli and IKG objects has been increased,” the Ministry of Internal Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday, at the request […]

Tanner: Only a small fraction of the missiles could be repelled

Tanner: Only a small fraction of the missiles could be repelled

Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner (ÖVP) considers Austria to be largely vulnerable at the moment to Iranian rocket attacks on Israel over the weekend. “We have capabilities in the air defense area, but not to the point where it would be possible for us to repulse 99 percent of it at the moment. That would only […]

Former NATO chief: Tehran didn’t want to get hit

Former NATO chief: Tehran didn’t want to get hit

Former NATO Secretary General George Robertson called on Israel to act with restraint against the Iranian attack. Iran’s first direct attack was a “dramatic escalation” but it was clear that Tehran did not want to take a hit. “It seems clear that Iran arranged its attack so that it could be contained by the Israelis,” […]

Zelensky to the West: Help stop terrorism

Zelensky to the West: Help stop terrorism

More and more missiles and warplanes with sanctioned Western elements are hitting Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj is calling for more consistent application of sanctions against Russia. “Unfortunately, aid to Ukraine is still limited and the Russian state still has access to important components needed for missile and unmanned aerial vehicle production,” Zelensky said in […]

Zelensky to the West: Help stop terrorism

Zelensky to the West: Help stop terrorism

More and more missiles and warplanes with sanctioned Western elements are hitting Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj is calling for more consistent application of sanctions against Russia. “Unfortunately, aid to Ukraine is still limited and the Russian state still has access to important components needed for missile and unmanned aerial vehicle production,” Zelensky said in […]

US President Biden received the Iraqi Prime Minister at the White House

US President Biden received the Iraqi Prime Minister at the White House

Following Iran’s attacks on Israel, US President Joe Biden will receive Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani to meet at the White House on Monday. This is the first official visit to Washington by Sudani, who takes over his government in 2022 while receiving broad support from pro-Iran groups. The role of US troops stationed in […]

Moscow and Tehran warn against further provocations

Moscow and Tehran warn against further provocations

A few hours after Iran attacked Israel and before the Israeli army’s threatening response, the foreign ministers of Russia and Iran warned of “new dangerous provocations.” According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, these could lead to increased tension in the Middle East. Washington has said it will not […]

Harsh international criticism of Iran’s attack on Israel

Harsh international criticism of Iran’s attack on Israel

Iran’s attack on Israel on Sunday night sparked international outrage and concerns about further escalation of the situation in the Middle East. Harsh criticism of Iran’s actions came from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the EU, as well as Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer and Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg (both ÖVP). […]

Harsh international criticism of Iran’s attack on Israel

Harsh international criticism of Iran’s attack on Israel

Iran’s attack on Israel on Sunday night sparked international outrage and concerns about further escalation of the situation in the Middle East. Harsh criticism of Iran’s actions came from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the EU, as well as Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer and Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg (both ÖVP). […]

Red line crossed for Schallenberg after Iran attack

Red line crossed for Schallenberg after Iran attack

Following Iran’s attack on Israel, the “red line” was crossed for Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg (ÖVP). Schallenberg said Sunday at the State Department in Vienna that the attack was “completely unacceptable and irresponsible” and would be “condemned in the strongest possible terms.” At a press conference he held on short notice, the minister said the […]