1034 articles tagged "Iran"
Badr Brigades fully kitted out for battle
Powerful pro-Iran Badr Brigades to enter Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 31, 2017

Hadi al-Amiri, commander of the strongest Iraqi Shiite militia, the Badr Brigades, said Wednesday, May 31, that his forces are preparing to enter Syria. The advanced combat capabilities of this powerful Iranian-led militia, would tilt the Syrian war strongly in Iran’s favor, with alarming ramifications for the US, Israel and Jordan. 

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Russian siege on Raqqa, distant from US troops
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin acted to strengthen the military alliance he had set up with Iran and Turkey for working together in Syria - as a counterweight to President Donald Trump’s spectacular success in forging a Sunni Arab bloc during his four days in the Middle East. It was a tough call. He decided to impose a siege on ISIS-held Raqqa in the north to counterbalance US troops in the south, without provoking a clash.

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Putin - Outfaced by Trump’s New Sunni Bloc – Conducts Strategic Troop Movements in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2017

Putin reacts by moving Russian troops to within range of US-held Syrian-Iraqi border crossing.

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Iran Wants Clear Russian Answers for Wrecking Trump’s Mid East Plans
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2017

An emissary from Tehran asks how far Russia will go against the US military in Syria.

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Trump: Iran must disarm militias, never gain nuke
DEBKAfile Special Report May 22, 2017

debkafile:  Donald Trump once again rebutted media evaluations of his trip to Israel as a demonstration of friendship without real content. Very shortly after his arrival, he stood up at the president’sl residence in Jerusalem and delivered a string of important policy statements and new revelations:

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Trump Launches 8-Nation Operation to Block Iran’s Takeover of Syrian-Iraqi Border. ISIS Left for Later
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2017

More than 3,000 elite troops are deployed for Trump’s first military initiative to block Iran.

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Full Pro-Iranian Shiite Mobilization against US Bid for Syrian Borders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2017

The Iranian-Syrian offensive was timed to disrupt Donald Trump’s Mid East Trip.

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Putin Poised to Disrupt Trump’s Plans with a New Four-Pronged Middle East Pact
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2017

It is made up of Russia, Syria, Iran and Iraq, with Turkey waiting on the sidelines.

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Gulf Emirs Mistrust Trump’s Iran Policy after His Inaction on North Korea
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017

They are concerned he will treat the ayatollahs with the same restraint as Kim Jong-un.

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Moscow Revamps Syrian Safe Zone Plan to Win Washington’s Cooperation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017

Despite the firestorm in Washington, Putin looks forward to working with Trump in Syria.

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Assad’s Secret Decree 1445 Makes Iran Military Ruler of Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 4, 2017

Iran has stolen a march on all the players in tall the players acting to resolve the Syrian conflict.

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Putin & Trump discuss Iranians on Israel’s border
DEBKAfile Special Report May 3, 2017

The Russian president’s plan includes the posting Iranian military officers as co-monitors for those zones, one of which is to be located on the Syrian-Israeli border.

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Trump-Putin call focuses on Syria, security zones
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 2, 2017

In their phone call on May 2,. both presidents advanced ideas for security zones to de-escalate the violence in Syria and deemed their cooperation “critical.” But both needed to consult their allies first.
 

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Mattis in Djibouti amid high Red Sea stakes
DEBKAfile Special Report April 23, 2017

US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrival in Djibouti Sunday, April 23 coincided with Egyptian President Abdul-Fatteh El-Sisi’s landing in Riyadh. Both capitals are pivotal for the Arab face-off with Iran over control of the strategic Red Sea.

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New Saudi-UAE Bases Defend Strategic Waters against Iranian Navy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2017

Iran heats up the race for control of the region’s waters.

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Sarin Gas Bomb: Russian-Iranian Distraction from Grand US Raqqa Plan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 6, 2017

The outrage was contrived by Russia, Iran and Assad to deflect a large-scale US buildup in Syria.

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Iran Gives Iraqi, Yemeni Proxies New, Upgraded Qaher Ballistic Missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 6, 2017

They are hauled overland to Yemen to sidestep US, Egyptian, Saudi Red Sea fleets.

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Iran Offers Air Base to Break up Russia’s Syria Partnership with the US
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2017

Tehran also seeks Moscow’s backing for future reprisals against Israeli attacks.

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Israeli borders not cited at Arab Summit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2017

All 15 resolutions passed by the Arab summit which took place in Jordan Wednesday, March 29, were devoted to an indictment of Iran and Hizballah for harmful meddling in Arab affairs. A separate statement endorsed two states while for the first time omitting to define future Israeli borders.

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Putin Hands a Yellow Card to Israel and Its Air Force. What Comes Next?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2017

Russia and Israel fight another round in their long electronic air contest.

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