956 articles tagged "Iran"
Iran gains Mediterranean bases in Italy and Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 25, 2016

Israel is again urged by Washington to update and enlarge its war fleet to catch up with the rapidly changing conditions opposite its shores, where Russia, Iran and Egypt are building up armadas of warships that are bigger and more advanced than ever before. Tehran and Rome have just negotiated a naval exchange deal that gives the Iranian navy berths in Italian ports.

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Russian-Syrian Aleppo tactics await the South
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 23, 2016

In scores of air raids launched early Friday, Sept. 23, Syrian and Russian bombers pulverized Syrian rebel strongholds in eastern Aleppo, while, on the ground, Syrian military, Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiite militia forces hammered those targets in one of the most destructive onslaughts yet seen in the nearly six-year Syrian civil war. Cries of “annihilation!” came from rebel commanders.

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Iran Redeploys Shiite Militias Excluded from Mosul on the Syrian, Saudi, Jordanian Borders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2016

The US after excluding them from the Mosul front finds Shiite militias on its allies’ borders.

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Ofek-11’s failure would hamper Israel’s intel ops
DEBKAfile Special Report September 15, 2016

The failure of the Ofek 11 spy satellite mission would not only mean hundreds of millions of dollars down the drain, but also indirect losses, incurred by the need to close airspace and territorial waters for the launch, as well as the wasted efforts of deploying fighter and reconnaissance planes as accompaniments and placing medical, rescue and hazardous material disposal units on alert.

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Hizballah units regroup on Israel’s Golan border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2016

A large Hizballah force is building up outside Quneitra, just 2km from the Golan border, under Iranian Revolutionary Guards command. They are preparing to open a second warfront against Israel.

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How Russian ran Air Base “Crisis” Is Used to Block US Drone Flights over Iran’s Nuclear Sites
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2016

Tehran profited from the Russian air base “crisis” to gain advanced missiles.

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Erdogan tells US: Stop backing the Kurds
DEBKAfile Special Report August 30, 2016

US-Turkish discord over the Turkish army’s onslaught on the Kurds of northern Syria reached a new low Wednesday, Aug. 30, when the presidential palace spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in Ankara: “The US must revise its policy of supporting Kurdish forces.”

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Under Turkish Guns and a US Sellout, Kurds Turn to Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016

Iraqi Kurds’ Barzani is due to visit Tehran in coming days to ask for protection.

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Ayatollah shoots down Putin’s high-flying Tupolev
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 22, 2016

A week after granting Russia the Nojeh airbase,Tehran snatched the concession back in a public rebuff for Moscow. The Russian mission “is finished  for now,” the ministry spokesman said.

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Tossing Syria, Ukraine Issues into US Elections Has Unforeseen Fallout
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

His new air base in Iran for air strikes in Syria is a major game-changer.

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After bombers, Russian S-400s for Iranian base
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 16, 2016

Russian giant Antonov An-124 air freighters are ready to take off Wednesday, Aug. 17, carrying an array of advanced S-400 and S-300 air defense missiles bound for the Russian air base just completed at Nojeh, 50 km from the western Iranian town of Hamedan 

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Putin-Erdogan deal deadlocks Aleppo, Manjib frays
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2016

Hizballah commits its elite Radwan Force to save the Syrian-Iranian Aleppo front from folding against rebel assault,after Moscow decided to withhold air cover in line with the new Putin-Erdogan deal in St. Petersburg. Putin also bowed to Erdogan’s demand on the Manjib front. 

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UAE with Saudi Backing Grabs Large Chunk of S. Yemen as Satellite
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

The UAE gains control of Gulf of Aden and Socotra archipelago as forward base.

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Israel’s let-down: Putin-Erdogan hook-up with Iran
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.

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Iran could have an operational nuke by 2017 end
DEBKAfile Special Expose August 6, 2016

The nuclear accord signed a year ago with Iran has become a hot US presidential campaign issue. On Thursday, Aug. 4, US President Barack Obama speaking at the Pentagon said the agreement “has worked exactly the way we said it would,” and even “Israeli defense officials are behind [it].” His contention was countered by the Israeli defense establishment in Tel Aviv.

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How a French-Saudi Scheme Tricked Palestinian Abbas into Fatally Provoking Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

France and Saudi Arabia tricked Abbas into meeting Iran’s deadliest enemy.

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Candidate Clinton Already Set for Cold War with Putin, Assad’s Ouster
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

Their first clash will center on Bashar Assad - in contrast to the Obama bid for partnership.

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Al Qaeda’s Operational Command Suddenly Lands in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

The notorious master terrorist Saif al-Adel arrives to take command of Syrian Nusra Front.

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Has the IDF hit the Basij forces commander General Naghdi?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 30, 2016

Iranian, Syrian and Hizballah sources are intimating that the “Syrian officer” injured on July 26 in Quneitra by Israel’s double Nimrod’ missile shot was none other than Revolutionary Guards Gen. Muhammad Resa Naghdi, head of the Basij, a pillar of the Iranian ayatollahs’ regime. 

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Ties with ISIS? Apocalyptic but Plausible for Erdogan’s Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2016

By radicalizing Turkey, he is carving out a role as rival to Khamenei and al-Baghdadi.

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