DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 15, 2013, 1:14 AM (GMT+02:00)
Revolutionary Guards and army chiefs are weighing a military takeover in Tehran to end the ferocious infighting within the regime and prevent Ahmadinejad stirring up trouble to get his candidate elected in the June presidential vote.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2012, 12:46 AM (GMT+02:00)
Iran was rattled by the United Arab Emirates air force war games over the Strait of Hormuz in conjunction with the US and France and Israel’s maneuvers in the Mediterranean. Its rejoinder was a maneuver of its own to practice offensive special operations raids for the first ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2011, 11:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
Tehran was galvanized by the capture of the US drone into a spurt for spreading its diplomatic wings and showing the departing Americans who is the boss in Baghdad. An Iranian delegation sought to persuade Riyadh to help stabilize the regime in Damascus by forcing Bashar Assad to co-opt ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2011, 7:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
After deploying three warships in Syrian waters, Moscow continues to beat war drums against the United States and Israel, followed closely by Tehran. Wednesday, Nov. 23, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced he had ordered "the armed forces to develop measures to ensure we can destroy the command and control systems" of the planned US missile-defense system in Europe. debkafile: Those systems also control Israel's missile defenses against Iranian, Syria and Hizballah missiles and the X-Band radar station in the Israeli Negev.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 18, 2011, 12:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
Our experts believe the explosion occurred during an advanced experiment on a new Iranian missile and warhead designed to rival Israel's Jericho-3 ballistic missile. A technical malfunction caused the detonation heard as far as Tehran. The test was important enough to keep the entire Iranian leadership standing by for ...
DEBKAfile Special Report November 13, 2011, 9:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
Shortly after explosions rocked Iranian Revolutionary Guards bases near Tehran Saturday, Nov. 12, Ahmed Rezaie, 31, was found dead in a Dubai Hotel. He was the son of the high-ranking Mohsen Rezaie, secretary of the powerful Expediency Council and former IRGC commander. The cause of his death strongly resembled the method by which Hamas' contact man with Tehran, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, was slain on Jan. 19, 2010 in another Dubai hotel – injected with a muscle relaxant and smothered with a pillow.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2011, 11:23 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's preparations for retaliation for an attack on its nuclear sites can be summed up in numbers: Tehran has amassed 400 WMD-capable ballistic missiles, and divided the country into 12 war sectors, each able to function independently. The Revolutionary Guards have marked 102 US Middle East military targets for ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 17, 2011, 10:43 AM (GMT+02:00)
The young Iranian man who "admitted" on Iranian TV last Tuesday, Jan. 11 that he had acted for the Israeli Mossad in the murder of Iranian nuclear scientist Massoud Ali-Mohammadi is revealed in real life by debkafile's Iranian sources as Majid Jamali Fashi, a champion kick boxer and member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' secret reserve death squad of brawny sportsmen used to cut down opponents of the regime and break up protest rallies.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 23, 2010, 11:26 AM (GMT+02:00)
After studying Israel's military exercise near the Syrian-Lebanese border last week, Tehran transferred a team of Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Special Engineers from Syria to Lebanon for recommendations on how its lessons should be applied to Hizballah's war array, debkafile reports. Some 20-30 Iranian officer-engineers are examining Hizballah fortifications sector by sector. The Israeli exercise simulated a drive into Lebanon by IDF infantry and armored forces in the event of a large-scale Hizballah incursion into N. Israel.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 27, 2010, 6:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
On Aug. 23, just two days after Iran inaugurated its first nuclear reactor at Bushehr, debkafile's exclusive sources report a shootout in the streets of Tehran flared between rival intelligence factions of the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) - as mutual suspicions boiled over.