619 articles tagged "Barack Obama"
Iran's atomic energy chief Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani
Iran accuses nuclear watchdog of being infiltrated by “terrorists and saboteurs”
DEBKAfile Special Report September 17, 2012, 5:37 PM (GMT+02:00)

Emboldened by certainty that its nuclear program was safe from attack, Iran’s atomic energy chief Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani felt free to heap abuse on the International Atomic Energy Agency. In Vienna Saturday, Sept. 17, he accused the watchdog of a cynical approach and mismanagement, being influenced by “certain states” and infiltration by “terrorists and saboteurs [the US and Israel].” Abbasi was further bolstered by the US-Israel row on Iran and the fresh US-led bid to revive nuclear diplomacy with the Islamic republic.

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Hopes that deaths of four US diplomats won't be the last
Post-Arab Spring "moderate” Muslim regimes cornered by radicals
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 15, 2012, 12:45 PM (GMT+02:00)

Washington is no longer under the illusion that positioning US forces in up to18 places in the Islamic world can quell the mounting wave of anti-US Islamist protests now encompassing 21 countries. The unrest poses Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and fellow regimes with a hard choice between expanding their ties with the US - or bowing to violent radical Islamist pressure to turn their backs on America and give them a place in government. The Arab Spring and President Obama’s outreach to Muslims are going up in smoke.

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US embassy mobbed by Cairo Islamists
Mounted Israel police break up Palestinian demo at US consulate
DEBKAfile Special Report September 14, 2012, 5:49 PM (GMT+02:00)

Hundreds of Palestinians lobbing rocks clashed with Jerusalem police Friday as they marched from Temple Mount, Jerusalem, to Damascus Gate - their first protest against the anti-Muslim film made in the US. Mounted police using stun grenades stopped them reaching the US consulate. Protests erupted too in the Gaza Strip and the Israel Bedouin town of Rahat. Islamists continued to batter the US embassies in Cairo and Sanaa, riot in Bangladesh and Lebanon and also attack the British and German embassies in Khartoum.

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At odds - and no longer talking
By refusing to see Netanyahu, Obama sharpens his Iran dilemma
DEBKAfile Special Report September 11, 2012, 11:32 PM (GMT+02:00)

President Barack Obama’s refusal Tuesday Sept. 11 to see Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu because “the president’s schedule will not permit that,” left Jerusalem thunderstruck – and Washington too. At one stroke, round after round of delicate negotiations on Iran between the two governments collapsed. By rebuffing Netanyahu, Obama turned the clock back to the nadir in relations marked by Gen. Martin Dempsey when he said on Aug. 30: “I don’t want to be complicit if they [Israel] choose to do it” – meaning attack Iran.

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Can a US-Israel Marathon Summit Change Israel’s Mind?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2012, 12:17 AM (GMT+02:00)

President Obama will throw his last bid to stop an Israeli attack on Iran when he meets Netanyahu in New York Sept. 28. In the same week, Iran is due to have completed its stock of 270 kilos of 20-percent enriched uranium for a single nuclear bomb.

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USS Stennis aircraft carrier
Massed US, UK, French navies for drill simulating breach of blocked Hormuz
DEBKAfile Special Report September 5, 2012, 12:38 PM (GMT+02:00)

A third US aircraft carrier, USS Stennis, is moving into place for leading 25 nations in a 12-day naval exercise off Iran’s Gulf coast. A large-scale minesweeping drill will simulate the prevention of Iranian efforts to block the Strait of Hormuz. debkafile:  President Barack Obama plans to see Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sept. 27, the last day of the exercise, hoping to forestall an Israel attack on Iran’s nuclear sites by demonstrating that the US is serious about military action, a message also addressed to Tehran.

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Why Obama’s chances of holding Israel back from Iran are fading
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly September 4, 2012, 5:43 PM (GMT+02:00)

The big guns the Obama administration is firing in its dogged battle to head off an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear program may be hitting an impenetrable wall. The dynamic of this titanic contest is explored in the latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly out last Friday, with a rundown of the military preparations set in motion by the US, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, the UAEA, Iran, Hizballah and Israel itself.
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CIA Chief David Petraeus to Turkey and Israel
US CIA chief Petraeus is sent to cool Israeli ire
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2012, 7:27 PM (GMT+02:00)

President Barack Obama is sending CIA Director David Petraeus in a hurry to Israel Sept. 3.
He will fly in from a visit to Ankara Sunday, where too he faces recriminations over US handling of the Syrian crisis. His visit to Israel is a non-binding gesture that will not stem the rising ill will between Jerusalem and Washington of Iran, because neither the White House nor US top soldier Gen. Martin Dempsey is backtracking or apologizing for his derogatory remarks about the IDF's ability to take Iran on.

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US and Israeli defense chiefs far apart.
Slashed US military input shortens Israel’s notice of Iranian missile launch
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 2, 2012, 9:28 AM (GMT+02:00)

The US downgrade of its role in the annual joint drill with Israel in October has the effect of dismembering their joint strategy for deterring and intercepting an Iranian/Hizballah/Syrian assault on Israel; it slashes Israel’s notice of incoming Iranian missiles from 14 minutes, and throws out Ehud Barak’s worst-case estimate of 500 dead from war with Iran. debkafile: Binyamin Netanyahu must demand a White House retraction of Gen. Dempsey's denigration of the morality of an Israel attack and respond to Hurricane Obama.

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Putin gave Obama more time
US disowns Israel over Iran strike: No weapons or military backup
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 1, 2012, 10:04 AM (GMT+02:00)

By US Gen. Martin Dempsey’s assertion Thursday, Aug. 30 that the US would not be “complicit” in an Israel strike against Iran, President Barack Obama was telling Israel: You are on your own! See how you manage without special US weapons and US military backup, including a shield against missile counter-attack. debkafile: A secret US-Russian deal is in the works. President Putin has cut off military ties with Iran and Syria, but Obama is having a hard time reciprocating by making Netanyahu give up on force against Iran.

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A Salafist Fatwa Blocks International Credit over Forbidden Interest
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 30, 2012, 10:49 PM (GMT+02:00)

As Morsi scrounges for crumbs from affluent world leaders to ease Egypt’s economic distress, he runs up against a Salafist fatwa banning international credit on which interest is payable as a violation of Muslim tenets.

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Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton
Clinton Leads Big Guns Pushing for US Military Intervention in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 24, 2012, 12:04 AM (GMT+02:00)

Hillary Clinton leads a powerful State Department and Pentagon faction pushing for US military intervention in Syria. It is beginning to take effect. Obama called British and French leaders to tie up the ends of the assignment for small special operations teams to go into Syria and secure chemical ...

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Prince Bandar
Saudi Prince Bandar Tells Syrian Rebels to Regroup and Conquer the Alawite Mountains
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 24, 2012, 12:04 AM (GMT+02:00)

Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar, having concluded that the battles for the cities have made no headway toward removing Assad or breaking his army, has formed a new strategy aimed at capturing his ultimate retreat, the Allawite Mts..

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Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama
US-Israeli Dialogue on Iran Still Going Around in Circles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 24, 2012, 12:04 AM (GMT+02:00)

Obama shuns advice to stay Israel’s hand against attacking Iran by offering a solemn pledge of a US strike or by presenting Tehran with a credible US threat. US-Israeli dialogue is going around in circles.

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Mohamed Morsi
Will Egypt Follow Saudi Arabia in Veering toward Tehran?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 24, 2012, 12:04 AM (GMT+02:00)

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president while smiling at Washington in the hope of US aid, is also making eyes at Tehran.

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US special forces kitted up for Syria
US, UK, French elite units on standby for seizing Syrian chemical weapons
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 23, 2012, 8:44 AM (GMT+02:00)

US C130 transports stand ready at Middle East air bases to fly into Syria US elite units especially trained in combat against chemical and biological weapons and tactics for securing their arsenals against their use or their fall into radical Islamic rebel fighters’ hands. Western intelligence sources reported Thursday, Aug. 23 that those units are on standby at bases in Israel and Jordan. debkafile: Direct American military involvement in the Syrian conflict has effectively begun before action against Iran, although this may follow.

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US Hornet F/A-18
Would US military intervention in Syria stop Israeli strike on Iran?
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly August 22, 2012, 10:34 AM (GMT+02:00)

A powerful US administration faction is pushing hard for military intervention in Syria now. It argues the time is ripe and fast action would have the added value of delaying an Israeli strike against Iran. Jumping into the fray, the latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly out last Friday judged the strength of the anti-interventionists surrounding President Barack Obama. Their only concession was the president’s threat this week to Bashar Assad against using chemical and biological weapons.
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Netanyahu and Barak hold the key to Iran attack.
US-Israeli deal on Iran? No Israeli strike now if Obama pledged a spring attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2012, 2:37 PM (GMT+02:00)

The White House this week scrambled to reconnect with Jerusalem after the Obama administration realized Israel was seriously contemplating a military operation against Iran’s nuclear program this fall - notwithstanding the heavy opposition guns aimed at it at home and from Washington. As Israel embarked on home front defense measures, Obama asked what it would take to hold Israel back before the Nov. 6 US presidential election. The answer: A solemn, binding US guarantee to strike Iran next spring - plus weapons upgrades.

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US-Israeli Cacophony against Iran War Is Directed at Netanyahu’s Ouster
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 16, 2012, 11:55 PM (GMT+02:00)

Four separate groups are fighting the Netanyahu government to stop an attack on and if possible to throw it out of office. One is headquartered at the US embassy in Tel Aviv, two others are led by political opposition groups and a fourth is spearheaded by social protest activists ...

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Iran dialogue has run out
Obama initiates September meeting with Netanyahu to renew Iran dialogue
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 16, 2012, 10:33 AM (GMT+02:00)

The White House is setting up a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the September opening of the next UN General Assembly, at which Netanyahu plans to call for Iran’s expulsion, debkafile reports. Sources close to Obama admit that the US-Israeli dialogue on Iran has petered out and this is hurting the president’s campaign for reelection. Israeli ambassador Michael Oren said Israel would be willing to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities - even for a few years’ delay.

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