Senior Iranian officials are "now more willing to conduct an attack in the United States in response to real or perceived US actions that threaten the regime," according to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
An Iranian Qader (Ghader) ground-to-sea missile is launched on the last day of navy war games near the Strait of Hormuz in early January. On Jan. 23, 2012, the European Union enacted tough sanctions against Iran; earlier, Tehran had threatened to close down the waterway in retaliation against an oil embargo. (Ebrahim Noroozi/AFP/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM — After years of pleading with Europe, Israel today welcomed the decision by the European Union’s 27 foreign ministers to embargo Iranian crude oil and freeze the assets of Iran’s central bank.