DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2017
Tehran is waiting for Khamenei to decide whether Rouhani should be re-elected.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2017
All three are determined to curtail the Turkish presence in Syria and Iraq.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017
Albeit a member of the GCC, Oman is supporting Iran against Saudis.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017
Trump and Khamenei were careful not to tip their feud over the brink at this stage.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2017
Last attempt to bring Iran round from aggression to dialogue and saved from US punishment.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016
A conventional, four-nation army is prepared to fulfill Iran’s imperial ambitions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016
They are putting together a new anti-US bloc with Iran, Iraq and Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2016
The talks between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Reccep Erdogen in St. Petersburg scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9, are causing trepidation among Israel’s policy-makers and military leaders. Turkey appears to have opted to quit ties with the US and NATO and line up with a Russian-Shiite front led by Tehran in preference to an anti-Iran Sunni alliance.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016
The frontrunner is Grand Ayatollah Mahmoud Shahroudi.
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 10, 2016
Iran refuses to discontinue its nuclear-capable ballistic missile tests, in the face of the threat of new US sanctions and has daubed on one of its weapons the slogan “Israel must be wiped off the face of the earth.”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2016
The second round of Iran’s parliamentary elections will better reflect the balance of power between conservatives and moderates – after the regimes makes certain “adjustments.” The moderates have claimed the top slot in the Assembly of Exerts which chooses the supreme leader.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2016
Putin, Rouhani and Assad plan to use the Syrian ceasefire loophole for further conquests. Their next targets are Idlib in the north, on the Turkish border and completing the takeover of the Syrian-Israeli and Syrian-Jordanian border strips in the South.
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 14, 2016
With Khamenei in failing health, the capture of 10 US sailors and its worldwide coverage was intended by Iran’s Guards as a stunt to boost the radical’s election prospects for parliament and the high-powered Assembly of Experts.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2015
President Rouhani is losing his fight to stop Khamenei and his hard-line camp from reneging on the Vienna nuclear accord, especially since he can’t prove that sanctions relief, even if forthcoming in full, would not save the Iranian economy from catastrophe.