467 articles tagged "Bashar Assad"
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Hassan Nasrallah sets up own government in Beirut
Nasrallah on course for anti-West government
DEBKAfile Special Report January 16, 2011

Hizballah's Hassan Nasrallah, in his first speech on the Lebanese crisis, said Sunday night, Jan. 16 that the "opposition-resistance" camp would form a government without Said Hariri, the prime minister he toppled last week, and "exercise its own national convictions." debkafile:  Hizballah's determination to finish the pro-Western Hariri for good is backed by the Syrian president as a means of derailing Obama administration goals for Lebanon.

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US warns Assad of Israeli counter-strike for terror campaign
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 5, 2010

The Obama administration has sent Syrian president Bashar Assad a stern warning that he will be held personally accountable and face consequences if Israel and the Palestinian Authority are subjected to a terror campaign - whether by Hizballah or the Palestinian extremist groups based in Damascus, debkafile reports from Washington. The warning went out Thursday, Sept. 2, as Israelis and Palestinians sat down to talk in Washington after two attacks.

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Hizballah warning at Saudi-backed TV bureau in Baghdad
Hizballah raises Mideast tension to sabotage four Arab rulers' Beirut visit Friday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 26, 2010

Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri Monday, July 26, consigned another 1,500 troops to the country's southern border.  debkafile: Their mission is not just to guard French peacekeepers, but to fend off a Hizballah provocation of Israel to disrupt the landmark visits led by Saudi King Abdullah and Syrian president Bashar Assad to Beirut Friday. Nasrallah says he will blow up any bid to weaken Syrian-Hizballah ties.

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Syrian president, the prime mover in stirring up war
Middle East war drums beat faster
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly May 25, 2010

The Lebanese army Wednesday boosted its units on the Israeli border "to monitor" Israel's homeland missile defense exercise "and prepare for any emergency" - the fourth to go on a war footing. Hizballah and Syria continued their offensive missile build-up ready for firing into Israel.
In its latest issue out Friday, DEBKA-Net-Weekly points to Syrian president Bashar Assad as the prime mover in setting the scene for a conflagration, reveals the massive Iran-funded weapons systems up his sleeve and brings out the interaction between the burgeoning Middle East and Korean conflicts.
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John Kerry and Bashar Assad
Assad Is Modernizing Hizballah as His Defensive Shield for Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 16, 2010

The Syrian ruler Bashar Assad is afraid to strengthen his own armed forces lest they overthrow his regime in a coup d'etat. He is therefore building Hizballah up into a modern army as the shield for Damascus and his regime.

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He gets away with insulting America
US envoy for Damascus after Assad publicly mocks Hillary Clinton
DEBKAfile Special Report March 16, 2010

Barack Obama is still going easy on Iran and Syria after both their presidents publicly ridiculed
his administration and secretary of state Hillary Clinton's appeal for Damascus to loosen its ties with Tehran.

The White House is going through with a decision to post the first US ambassador to Damascus in five years, while berating Israel day after day for the past week.

 

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Syrian missile
Iranian missile airlift stiffens Syrian war talk, tops up Hizballah, Hamas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 5, 2010

debkafile Iranian and military sources report the new war threats from Damascus are backed by massive Iranian airlifts for boosting Syria's missile arsenal. Fresh supplies have also reached Hizballah and Hamas. Syrian war rhetoric was fanned by the delivery of 100 new medium-range surface-to-surface missiles from Iran. The Syrian foreign minister publicly confirmed debkafile's disclosure in December of a secret mutual defense pact binding Iran, Syria, Hizballah and Hamas.

 

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