661 articles tagged "Barack Obama"
Barack Obama at Saban Forum
Obama: Iran must shut Fordo, give up making centrifuges. Palestinians must accept framework deal
DEBKAfile Special Report December 7, 2013

President Barack Obama addressed the Iranian nuclear and Palestinian issues in terms sympathetic to the Israeli case at the Saban annual forum in Washington Saturday, Dec. 7. On the final accord with Iran, he spoke of constraints to ensure Iran was prevented from attaining a nuclear weapon. The Palestinians must accept that the current talks with Israel will produce, at best, a framework accord without full details. It would also omit the Gaza Strip and provide for a transition period before a final settlement.

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Barack Obama and Adm. McRaven
US Moves in on South Syria from Two War Rooms in Irbid, Jordan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2013

Two US war rooms were necessary in view of various Obama commitments to different Middle East allies. The area marked out as US area of influence is designed also to impede al Qaeda’s advance.

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Javad Zarif
Iranian Minister Sets out to Wean Gulf Emirates from Saudi Embrace
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2013

Shunned by the Saudis, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif made lavish officers to the Gulf Arab emirs, including mutual defense pacts with Iran, but failed to elicit a single clear yes.

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Michael Hayden
Will Netanyahu Go for a Military Strike Now that Iran Is a Nuclear Threshold State?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2013

After failing to prevent Iran becoming a nuclear threshold state, Israel’s Binyamin Netanyahu has practically run out of options.

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Pakistan's nuclear-capable Hatf IX short-range ballistic missile
Enough enriched uranium in Iran for 4 nuclear weapons. N-Bomb awaits Saudis in Pakistan
DEBKAfile Special Report November 30, 2013

When the Geneva accord was signed on Nov. 24, Iran had already amassed enough enriched uranium for four nuclear bombs, and the Saudis stood ready to collect an atom bomb from a Pakistani shelf. In his phone call to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama proposed tighter US intelligence oversight for verifying Iran’s compliance with its commitments and pass its findings to Israel for further analysis. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif threatened to boycott the technical discussions if Israelis were co-opted – even indirectly.

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
US Makes Iran Strategic Partner in Six World Zones – from Indian Ocean to Palestine
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 28, 2013

The US is showering Iran with perks even before it takes the first step toward implementing its interim nuclear deal with the six powers.

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Gen. Mohammad-Ali Jaafari
Revolutionary Guards’ Schemes for Wrecking Geneva Deal, Ousting Rouhani and Zarif
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 28, 2013

The IRGC has big plans to wreck the nuclear deal and oust its proponents President Hassan Rouhani and Javad Zarif.

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Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah
Obama Prepares 15 “Prizes” to Cool Tempers in Riyadh and Jerusalem
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 28, 2013

Obama offers Riyadh some major policy reversals on Egypt, Syria and Libya to gain King Abdullah’s cooperation.

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Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama
Obama’s Diplomacy Blamed for Letting Iran Reach the Nuclear Threshold
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 28, 2013

Israel is unlikely to be mollified by the package offered by Obama for its cooperation, not forgetting that his diplomacy gave Iran space and time to reach the nuclear threshold.

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Israeli Air Force
Washington to stop wrangling with Israel, instead offer “embrace” with benefits, some military
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 27, 2013

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have decided to end the row with the Netanyahu government over the interim nuclear accord signed with Iran Sunday, Nov. 24 in Geneva, debkafile reports. This is partly to gain the prime minister’s cooperation for bringing the peace process with the Palestinians to a resolution. On this they are set. Instead of hitting back at Binyamin Netanyahu, Washington is lining up a package of benefits, including upgrade for the Israeli Air Force. More about this in the next DEBKA Weekly.

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Iranian president and nuclear negotiators cheered at home
Jerusalem, Riyadh stunned: Obama makes Iran 7th world power on regional issues, including Palestinians
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 25, 2013

debkafile exclusive: President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have secretly consented to elevate Iran to the status of seventh world power, for signing the interim nuclear accord in Geneva on Nov. 24, living up to its obligations in the coming six months and then signing a comprehensive agreement. While demanding respect as a regional power, never in its wildest dreams did Tehran expect big power standing with a recognized authoritative role in the wider Middle East, including the Palestinian issue. Jerusalem and Riyadh are aghast.

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Oman's Sultan Qaboos in Tehran
Setting the record straight: DEBKA exposed secret Obama-Tehran track in January 2012!
DEBKAfile Special Report November 25, 2013

Certain US media suddenly this week claimed to have broken the news of a secret track used by President Barack Obama for secret negotiations with Tehran through Oman’s Sultan Qaboos.  debkafile and DEBKA Weekly in fact uncovered the Qaboos track on Aug. 26, 2013 and were on the trail of those back-channel communications as early as Jan.26, 2012 more than a year ago, when we exposed the early rendezvous US and Iranian emissaries held in secret in Baghdad. The relevant dates of our disclosures are listed below.

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Iran has hundreds of these WMDs
Seven loopholes favoring a nuclear Iran in deal signed by the world powers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 24, 2013

The first preliminary nuclear deal the six world powers (US, Russia, China, UK, France and German) signed with Iran before dawn Sunday, Nov. 24, failed to address the most suspicious elements of Iran’s nuclear program, i.e. its clandestine military elements. The expanded UN inspections were not applied, for instance, to Iran’s concealed nuclear sites - or even Parchin where Iran is suspected of testing nuclear-related explosions. Israel, the Gulf states and others therefore fear Iran’s nuclear program will continue to advance. debkafile lists seven of the most glaring loopholes.

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Barack Obama
Iran’s Pockets to Be Lined with a Hefty $49 bn by US Tip to India and China to Free Frozen Iranian Assets
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2013

Iran may be able to redeem up to $49 billion from its frozen accounts in Chinese and Indian banks after Washington tipped the wink to Beijing and New Delhi.

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Arak reactor under construction for plutonium
Iran stands fast on Arak heavy water reactor for plutonium-fired nuclear weapon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 21, 2013

The Iranian team faced the six world powers in Geneva Thursday, Nov. 21, with strict orders not to give ground on the two major sticking points for a first-step deal on their nuclear program: The heavy water reactor under construction at Arak for plutonium production and Iran’s “right” to uranium enrichment. debkafile: If Tehran wins those two points, any other concessions it may offer are worthless, because Iran will be left in possession of two optional nuclear weaponizing tracks instead of one - plutonium as well as enriched uranium.

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Khamenei and Ahmadinejad nuclear buddies
Four new Iranian conditions block nuclear accord in Geneva. Putin calls Rouhani, Lavrov attacks Israel
DEBKAfile Special Report November 19, 2013

Early Tuesday, Nov. 19, the US and Russian presidents went into action for a last-ditch bid to rescue a nuclear deal between the six powers and Iran in the face of a new impediment and crisis: Four noes from Tehran. They fear the negotiating track may not survive the new crisis. debkafile note the strange paradox of two leaders, Ayatollah Khamenei and Prime Minister Netanyahu, implacable adversaries in all else, maneuvering with all their might for the same object of taking the wind out of the sails of this deal.

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IR2 centrifuges at Natanz enrichment plant
Secret Israeli document to White House shows how US strategy shortens route to Iranian nuclear weapon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 15, 2013

Thursday, Nov. 14, Israel sent the White House a confidential document outlining blow by blow how and when Iran will attain a nuclear weapon if the Obama-Kerry strategy for dealing with the issue goes through. The document was addressed to the National Security Council headed by Susan Rice, which debkafile reports takes issue with State Department policies on Iran, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.  The Israeli document illustrates in technical detail how the American proposal will shorten Iran’s route to breakout for a nuclear weapon, instead of delaying it.

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Barack Obama
Washington Drops Military Option, Yet Khamenei Still Won’t Play Ball
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2013

Barack Obama’s bid for a negotiated Iranian nuclear accord is stuck fast by the six powers’ disunity and Khamenei’s refusal to utter a word to keep the diplomatic ball rolling. Obama has even dropped his military option and offered to ease sanctions to draw him out of his silence.

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Photo op for a worthless piece of paper
Further setback to Iran nuclear diplomacy: Khamenei’s refusal to see nuclear watchdog director
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2013

Nuclear watchdog Director Yukiya Amano was cold-shouldered by Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei although Foreign Minister Javad Zarif promised the Obama administration he would be received during his visit Monday, Nov. 11. That meeting was to have signaled the ayatollah’s go-ahead for continuing talks on Iran’s nuclear program after they were bogged down in Geneva. That go-ahead remains unavailable. debkafile: Tehran has accelerated nuclear enrichment; the production of centrifuges and their installation; and construction at the Arak heavy water plant.

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Barack Obama to NBC: "Modest" sanctions relief
Israel accuses US of deceit on nuclear deal with Iran. Geneva signing drags out as Iran ups its price
DEBKAfile Special Report November 9, 2013

The delay in signing the first interim nuclear accord with Iran in Geneva prompted the remark by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius: “There is an initial draft that we do not accept… I have no certainty that we can finish up.” However, debkafile confirms that the deal cut directly between Washington and Tehran ahead of the Geneva conference will be signed at latest Saturday, Nov. 9, or Sunday -  in the face of French reservations, Israel’s fury and Tehran's opportunist bid to extort more concessions at the last minute.

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