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Weekly Security Review 8/20

ISRAELI SATELLITE IMAGES REVEAL ‘IRANIAN MISSILE FACILITY’ UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN SYRIA
New imagery released by imageSat, which operates Israel’s EROS-B satellite, reportedly show the first ever Scud missile factory being built inside war-torn Syria. The pictures from a site near Latakia on the Syrian-government controlled coastline resembles a missile plant in Tehran, Israeli media reports said on Tuesday.

 

IRAN’S PRESIDENT THREATENS TO RESTART NUCLEAR PROGRAM
Iran’s nuclear program could be restarted in a matter of “hours,” if the American government imposes further sanctions on Tehran, the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, said on Tuesday. Mr. Rouhani said that a reconstituted nuclear program would be “far more advanced,” a veiled threat that the country could start enriching uranium up to the level of 20 percent, a step toward building a nuclear weapon.

 

Finnish police shoot man who stabs 8 people in Turku; 2 dead
A man stabbed eight people Friday in Finland’s western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and detained him, police said. Authorities were looking for more potential suspects in the attack.

 

Barcelona attack: Moroccan imam at centre of Spain terror cell had links with Madrid bombers and Belgium
The imam believed to be the ringleader of the Spain attackers had links with the 2004 Madrid bombers and recently traveled to Belgium, it has emerged. Investigators are piecing together the background of Isis supporters who launched two deadly attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils as the driver of the van used to kill 13 people remains at large.