Headlines from Jerusalem, 29 May 2019

Amidst smoldering tensions between Iran and the US and its Middle East allies, the US Navy announced last week that it has signed an agreement with the Sultanate of Oman to use port facilities which will give it a huge advantage in any potential confrontation with the Islamic Republic. The move came just days before a report was published by the domestic intelligence agency for the southern German state of Bavaria which contained an  assessment that Iran, despite innumerable denials by regime figures, is committed to developing a massive offensive arsenal, including weapons of mass destruction.