Iran Summary – May 2024

May 2024 Summary: To view JINSA’s work related to the Israel-Gaza War, click here. Iran’s President, Ebrahim Raisi, and Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, died in a helicopter crash in northwestern Iran. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran continued increasing its stockpile of near weapons-grade, 60% enriched uranium. The Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen continued to escalate maritime attacks and disrupt international trade, conducting 30 attacks in May alone. Tehran and Moscow continued to deepen their military ties, as Israeli officials reportedly raised concerns that Russia may provide Iran with its advanced cyberwarfare capabilities. Israeli and Swedish security services said that Iran was behind recent attempted terror attacks against Israel’s embassies in Europe.

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