A Muslim Brotherhood official says Egypt's peace deal with Israel must be changed. According to Haaretz, a top Muslim Brotherhood official said Egypt's peace treaty with Israel is not set in stone and is susceptible to change. Cairo has indicated that it would seek to allow more security forces in the Sinai than current agreements with Jerusalem permit. The comment, made by Wa-leed al-Had-dad, a member of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party's Foreign Relations Committee during an official visit to Poland, came amid growing concerns of security in the desert peninsula.
Israel's army chief says other nations could strike Iran. According to the Associated Press, Israel's military chief said that other countries have readied their armed forces for a potential strike against Iran's nuclear sites to keep Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons. Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz did not specify which nations might be willing to support or take direct action against Iran. Still, his comments were one of the strongest hints yet that Israel may have the backing of other countries to strike the Islamic Republic to prevent it from developing nuclear arms. Gantz told the Associated Press, "The military force is ready. Not only our forces, but other forces as well. We all hope that there will be no necessity to use this force, but we are absolutely sure of its existence."
Specialists say Iran is preparing cyber attacks on U.S. infrastructure. According to the Washington Times, Iran is recruiting a hacker army to target the U.S. power grid, water systems and other vital infrastructure for cyberattack in a future confrontation with the United States. Frank J. Cill-uff-o, director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University said, "Elements of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps have openly sought to pull hackers into the fold" of a religiously motivated cyberarmy."
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