747 articles tagged "Americas"
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 18, 2007, 11:11 AM (GMT+02:00)
In a statement of Middle East policy, the US president stressed that all the participants in such a conference must recognize Israel's right to exist and a two-state solution of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Referring to the Quartet meeting in Lisbon Thursday, Bush outlined a plan for international sponsorship of the ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: The US aircraft carrier USS Enterprise will not rotate with any of the two carriers already present in the Middle East<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 16, 2007, 2:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
Our military sources report that the Enterprise, whose deployment with the US Fifth Fleet, was first revealed by DEBKA-Net-Weekly 300 on June 1, will in fact join the USS Stennis and USS Nimitz near the shores of Iran - not replace them, as reported in some media. The carrier ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 16, 2007, 2:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
Even in Middle East terms, the turnaround which has produced a new American master plan is amazingly swift. The Bush administration, egged on by the Saudis, believes it has set in motion a complicated process for manipulating Israel into easing its forces out of the West Bank.
This is stipulated ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Bush exit plan for Iraq is ready, but Middle East is more concerned with imminent local flare-ups
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2007, 10:29 AM (GMT+02:00)
Since April 2007, George W. Bush has had on his desk an exit plan from Iraq, built around the phased pull-back by early 2008 of a little more than half of the 170,000 or so troops there at present. The military sources of debkafile and DEBKA-Net-Weekly have ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Indonesia follows Morocco and the Czech Republic in warnings of imminent terrorist attacks<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2007, 9:22 AM (GMT+02:00)
In an upgraded travel advisory, the Australian government said terrorists are actively planning attacks in Indonesia which could take place any time in known terrorist targets which include Bali and Jakarta.
On July 3, following the London and Glasgow bombings attempts, debkafile reported a US specific warning to ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 9, 2007, 10:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
Since April 2007, George W. Bush has had on his desk an exit plan from Iraq, built around the phased pull-back by early 2008 of a little more than half of the 170,000 or so troops there at present. Around 50-70,000 soldiers are to be redeployed to large strategic fortified ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 4, 2007, 8:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
His statement follows the accusation leveled by the American Forces Press Service Monday, July 2, accusing Iran's RG al Qods Brigades of "training, funding and arming Iraqi groups" as well as Hizballah operatives in Iraq. The independent senator writes:
"Although no one desires a conflict with Iran, the fact is ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: A third US carrier, the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise Strike Group is speeding towards the Persian Gulf<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 29, 2007, 6:13 PM (GMT+02:00)
According to debkafile's military sources, the US naval build-up off the shores of Iran marks rising military tensions in the region, accentuated by last week's Hamas victory which has endowed Iran with a military foothold on Israel's southwestern border.
The USS Enterprise CVN 65-Big E Strike Group will join ...
Bush and Olmert reaffirm two theses: All options are on the table for dealing with nuclear Iran and their joint commitment to Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 20, 2007, 9:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
At their joint news conference in the White House Tuesday, June 19, the US president George W. Bush welcomed the chance to work with Israel on a common strategy to fight off and defeat extremists. He said: We recognize Mahmoud Abbas as Palestinian president who must be strengthened to lead ...
New study holds Rice responsible for acute State Department staff shortage and "worsening morale"<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2007, 5:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
The report, drawn up by the influential Foreign Affairs Council comprising retired senior US diplomats, finds a shortage of 1,100 staff: "In the first two years of Secretary Rice's stewardship, almost no net new resources have been realized."
The council's president Thomas Boyatt told a news conference that in his view ...
Gates fends off Russian pressure to close America's Kyrgyz air base, says it is needed to support war against Taliban<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2007, 5:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
On arrival in Bishkek, the US defense secretary Robert Gates fought back pressure from Russia and Kyrgyz officials to close the US air facility at Manas which is just a few flying miles from Kabul.
debkafile notes the Russians are upgrading and expanding their Kant airbase, which houses ...
FBI charges four suspects in Caribbean-tied Muslim terrorist plot to blow up New York's JFK's fuel terminal<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2007, 11:40 AM (GMT+02:00)
One, a Guyanan-born Muslim airport worker, Russell Defreitas, a US citizen, was detained in New York, two in Trinidad to be extradited to the US Wednesday, and one is at large in Guyana. The target covered 40 miles of underground fuel lines running through several residential districts of New York. ...
<span class="dnw">DEBKA-Net-Weekly</span> offers the first detailed account of the first US-Iran ambassadorial talks in Baghdad Monday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 3, 2007, 7:27 PM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 2, 2007, 11:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
Condoleezza Rice says there is no substitute for creating a Palestinian state. Her efforts to create a political horizon to this end have been stalled at every hand, because many observers say her goal is unrealistic at this time. Washington has bolstered Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, but he is a ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: First official US-Iran dialogue in 27 years opens in Baghdad without an agreed agenda
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2007, 6:12 PM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKfile's Washington, Baghdad and Tehran sources report that prior to the talks Ambassadors Ryan Crocker and Hassan Kazemi-Qomi, are holding at the home of Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki Monday, May 28, the two parties haggled over the agenda at secret conversations outside Iraq. They failed to agree.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 30, 2007, 8:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
This was reported by US Ambassador Ryan Crocker after meeting his Iranian counterpart Hassan Kazemi-Qomi at the home of Iraqi PM Nouri al Maliki in Baghdad Monday, May 28. It was their first official dialogue in 27 years. The Iranian side did not respond to the concerns the US envoy ...
Nine US military ships enter Persian Gulf Wednesday, assembling off Iran's coast in largest American naval move since 2003<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2007, 11:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
They sailed through the Strait of Hormuz by day - according to US Navy officials for training exercises. debkafile reports the maneuvers take place less than two weeks after Vice President Dick Cheney visited the region and informed Saudi King Abdullah and fellow Gulf rulers that President George ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2007, 10:35 AM (GMT+02:00)
The dialogue between Ryan Crocker and Hassan Kazemi-Qomi at the home of Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki represents a reversal by Washington, which broke diplomatic ties with Iran in 1980. Ahead of the talks, the Swiss ambassador was summoned Sunday to the Iranian foreign ministry to hear a complaint about US-backed ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>'s Military Sources: US and Israel interweave their missile programs for defense against Iranian ballistic missiles<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2007, 7:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
The short-range David's Sling missile defense system will be ready only in two years. On the other hand, the integration of US and Israel programs will arm Israel with the most superior shield available for fending off Iranian and Syrian ballistic missile threats. Washington has allocated Israel $135m to buy ...
Bush: Our failure in Iraq will embolden al Qaeda, give them a safe haven and directly threaten the US<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2007, 12:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
Generations would suffer, the US president warned in answer to reporters' questions Thursday.
He said he and congress had endorsed 18 benchmarks for the Iraqi government. "If they ask us to leave the country, we will leave." Bush predicted a bloody and difficult August in Iraq, but added "I trust ...