DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016
Are Erdogan and Khamenei singing from the same song book?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 22, 2016
Monday, Aug. 22, just a week after the Russian defense ministry proudly released images of the first Russian bombardments in Syria to be launched from Nojeh airbase, which Tehran had granted Moscow near the Iranian town of Hamedan, the Iranian defense ministry snatched the concession back in a public rebuff for Moscow. The Russian mission “is finished for now,” the ministry spokesman said.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2016
By radicalizing Turkey, he is carving out a role as rival to Khamenei and al-Baghdadi.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016
Qassem Soleiman ordered to stop the swelling traffic of Iranian coffins from Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016
The frontrunner is Grand Ayatollah Mahmoud Shahroudi.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 4, 2016
On Friday, June 3, less than 24 hours after Clinton’s foreign policy speech, Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei celebrated his victory over American policy, saying: Iran has many small and big enemies, but foremost among them are America and Britain. “Any cooperation with the US,” he said, “is an act against Iran’s independence.”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 7, 2016
The US, Russia and the Syrian rebels started discussions this weekend over the composition of a list of Syrian generals who will be removed over war crimes they committed during the country’s civil war, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report exclusively. :
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016
The fact that Khamenei raised the issue of Syria’s borders among his directives is an indication that Iran intends to preserve the country’s borders, for now at least.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 2, 2016
The chief of staff of the Iranian military, Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, arrived in Damascus on April 30 to assume direct command of the Iranian and Hizballah forces fighting in Syria, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report. His arrival shifts Iran intervention in Syria into high gear.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2016
Iran is plagued by international banking woes.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 2, 2016
At a news conference Friday, April 1, at the end of the nuclear summit, Barack Obama demanded more Western trade benefits for Iran – despite its “provocative” actions. debkafile: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has forced President Hassan Rouhani to earmark 50 percent of funds released by sanctions relief for those same “provocative” actions – namely, Iran’s nuclear and missile programs. If he fails to keep the money flowing, he risks fate of a “traitor” and doomed to extreme penalties.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2016
A North Korean sales delegation spent two weeks in Tehran this month for negotiating nuclear and missiles transactions. This time Pyongyang wants cash not just an oil commitment, but Tehran is making an effort to come up with the funds.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2016
Khamenei keeps up his persecution of President Rouhani and abuse of America without pause.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2016
Russia pulls the bulk of its forces out of Syria after achieving its purpose, with hardly a shot fired against ISIS, whose strongholds in the eastern sector are left for the US-led coalition to fight.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 26, 2016
US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Kerry fondly hoped that the nuclear agreement signed with Iran would bring to the surface a new type of leader - more liberal and less liable to restart the nuclear arms program - in the twin elections taking place in the Islamic Republic Friday, Feb. 26. They are in for a disappointment, say debkafile’s Iran analysts. The hardliners and fundamentalists purged moderates from the lists of candidates for the Majlis and the Assembly of Experts, which is responsible for choosing the supreme leader.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2016
The Russians are preparing a section of Moscow, or alternatively Minsk, to accommodate Bashar Assad in exile along with an entourage of 1,000-1,500 relatives, generals and hangers-on.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 28, 2016
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani likes the Obama-Putin pact for Syria for rescuing Iran out of an expensive blind alley, but, in Tehran’s parallel government, Khamenei calls the shots and he has not uttered.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2016
To save the nuclear accord, the US must fight Iran’s avowed mistrust and resist its attempts to collaborate with Russia to push the United States out of the Middle East.