789 articles tagged "Iran"
 
Iran is advancing on dual nuclear bomb track: uranium plus plutonium<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 27, 2009, 12:15 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that the UN inspectors' October visit to Iran turned up dual-track progress in support of its nuclear weapons program: Feverish activity was registered in the production of plutonium at Isfahan as an alternative to the Fordo enriched uranium plant near Qom which starts up ...
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Iran digs hundreds of missile silos - some for misdirection
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 20, 2009, 12:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Iranians are frenziedly digging hundreds of new missile launch silos in central and Western Iran in readiness for a US or Israeli attack on their nuclear installations, debkafile's intelligence sources report. The Iranians are working at the same frantic tempo to turn out Shehab-3, Shehab-4 and Sajil-2 ...
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New IAEA report raises fear of more secret Iranian nuclear sites
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 19, 2009, 4:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
The UN nuclear watchdog's report on its inspection of Iran's second uranium enrichment site near Qom says that Tehran's belated declaration of its existence raises questions about more still secret facilities. Iran claimed building of the Fordu facility had begun in 2007 and its notification to the IAEA was therefore ...
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IAEA sources: Site near Qom must be a military enrichment facility
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 17, 2009, 1:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
Sources close to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna confirm that the four inspectors who visited the newly discovered Fordo site near Qom last month found a fortified underground installation designed especially for the production of highly-enriched uranium for nuclear weapons.
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Ahmadinejad to cancel food, fuel subsidies, for transfer to nuclear projects
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 16, 2009, 5:48 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's parliament (Majlis) Sunday, Nov. 8, granted president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unlimited control of an estimated $30-50 billion of national treasure under legislation empowering him to cancel government subsidies on food and fuel.
debkafile's Iranian sources report that the president demanded the transfer of subsidy funding to the nation's ...
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Iran set to launch 200-kg spy satelite into orbit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2009, 1:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran is ready to launch its second homemade spy satellite, with the Safir 2 rocket already in position on its pad, debkafile's military and intelligence sources report.
Its success would mean that Iran has attained solid fuel-powered rockets with a range of 2,450-2,450 kilometers, which covers not only all ...
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Captured Iranian arms ship tip of the iceberg of vast weapons sealift to Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 11, 2009, 10:23 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military and intelligence sources report that a mammoth arms train has been running to Hizballah for months via Egypt. They identify the ship which offloaded the arms shipment at the Egyptian port of Damietta, where it was picked up by the Francop as the Iranian Visea, which ...
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Hamas successfully tests new Iran-made Silkworm that can reach Tel Aviv
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 8, 2009, 8:46 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's military intelligence chief Brig. Amos Yadlin revealed Tuesday, Nov. 3, that the Palestinian Hamas had successfully tested a new 60-km range Iranian shore-to-sea missile launching it west from the Gaza coast. When fired north overland, the missile could reach Tel Aviv. He revealed that Iranian arms were reaching Hizballah ...
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Khamenei rejects talks if outcome fixed by US, marks embassy hostage anniversary
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 8, 2009, 8:46 AM (GMT+02:00)
"We do not want any negotiation the result of which is predetermined by the United States," said Iran's spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the clearest rejection yet of the world powers' UN-brokered proposal for Iran to ship three-quarters of its enriched uranium overseas for reprocessing.
"Whenever the U.S offers a ...
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ElBaradei whitewashes Iran's negative response to overseas enrichment
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2009, 4:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's ambassador to the IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Thursday, Oct. 29, submitted Iran's reply to the IAEA proposal endorsed by world powers providing for Iran to send three-quarters of its low-enriched uranium to Russia and France for conversion into nuclear fuel. Its contents were not released by Tehran or the ...
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Iran buys North Korean WMD for Syria, midget submarines for both
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 2, 2009, 7:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
The US Congressional Research Service reveals that Iran has helped Syria obtain "various forms of weapons of mass destruction" and missiles, as well as buying midget submarines - all from North Korea.
debkafile's military sources report that the North Korean miniature subs are capable of dropping small teams of ...
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As Iran-European gap widens over overseas enrichment, Ahmadinejad boasts: "We rule world opinion"
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 31, 2009, 1:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
Mounting opposition leaves only two leaders in favor of the UN-brokered plan for Iran to send most of its enriched uranium to Russia and France for further processing: US President Barack Obama and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
European leaders call the Iranian counter-proposal "unacceptable." Ahmadinejad issues a veiled threat ...
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The Qom enrichment facility is not Iran's only hidden nuclear plant<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 31, 2009, 1:01 PM (GMT+02:00)
Four International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors were due in Tehran Sunday, Oct. 25 for their prearranged visit to the newly-discovered uranium enrichment facility near Qom. Aside from that inspection, not much else is left of the Obama administration's pursuit of engagement on Iran's nuclear program. Saturday, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani ...
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UN team unwelcome in Tehran, Mottaki whittles down overseas enrichment plan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 29, 2009, 5:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
Senior Iranian MP Alaeddin Boroujerd said Monday afternoon, Oct. 26 that the UN inspectors had carried out their mission to visit a newly-disclosed uranium enrichment plant and may leave Iran later in the day. debkafile's Iranian sources report that the nuclear watchdog team were supposed to have paid ...
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US "mildly disappointed" with Iran for withholding reply on overseas enrichment
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 28, 2009, 7:24 AM (GMT+02:00)
After France, Russia and US accepted the IAEA director's compromise plan for Iran to export three-quarters of its low-enriched uranium overseas for reprocessing as fuel Friday Oct. 23, Iranian state TV announced Tehran had opted to purchase enriched uranium overseas and not send it out for further enrichment.
Tehran waited ...
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French FM: "Israel will not tolerate an Iranian bomb"<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 28, 2009, 7:23 AM (GMT+02:00)
French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner warned that Iran's nuclear ambitions have started a "race to confrontation" with Israel and the world's leading powers must break the deadlock before the Jewish state "reacts."
A UN nuclear watchdog team paid their first visit to the previously hidden uranium enrichment site near Qom ...
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ElBaradei's ruse helps Iran keep on enriching uranium for a nuke
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2009, 6:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
Mohammed ElBaradei, director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, pulled a rabbit out of his hat Wednesday, Oct. 21 to save the Vienna talks with Iran on the future of its enriched uranium from breaking down on its third day. He put before the US, France and Russia and Iran ...
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Iran threatens to invade Pakistan, "crushing response" for US, UK
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2009, 8:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafary, Monday, Oct. 19, threatened "crushing" retaliation against the US, UK and Pakistan including the invasion of its eastern neighbor. Tehran links all three to the suicide bombing attack in Sistan-Baluchistan Sunday, Oct. 18, which killed 42 people including ...
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First official probe launched against top Iranian opposition leader<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2009, 5:56 PM (GMT+02:00)
The probe announced Tuesday, Oct. 13, of one of the three presidential candidates defeated in Iran's June election looks like the first step toward using the tightly-controlled process of law to persecute the top dissenters who alleged that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected in a fraudulent poll. Former Speaker Mohammed Karroubi ...
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Tehran threatens swift retribution for suicide attack, Iranian speaker accuses Obama
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2009, 11:56 AM (GMT+02:00)
Seven high-ranking Iranian officers among the 42 people who died in a suicide bombing attack in the Sistan-Baluchi provincial town of Pisheen early Sunday, Oct. 18.
Tehran vowed swift retribution, Parliament speaker Ali Larijani accused the US, which rejected the charge of involvement.
debkafiled named one of the ...
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