789 articles tagged "Iran"
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First round in Internet war goes to Iranian intelligence<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 24, 2009, 5:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
Millions of sympathizers around the world looked forward to seeing Iran's protest movement using the Internet for the first online coup in history. Instead, the Iranian Islamic regime turned the tables: Its Internet police, arguably the largest in the world, pushed "control," "halt," "delete" and "send" buttons to activate a ...
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Iran's "special" prisons for breaking political opponents
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 19, 2009, 1:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
Exposed here the first time are the seven secret prisons where opponents to the Iranian regime are subjected to murder, rape, broken bones and other savage abuses. The infamous Kahrizak prison on the southern outskirts of Tehran was not shut down to conceal the atrocities perpetrated there as reported. Read ...
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Tehran prepares to declare three detained Americans "Israeli spies"
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2009, 5:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
On Aug. 5, the day of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's inauguration as president, Tehran officials said they could not confirm or deny Iran was holding three American journalists detained on July 31 while crossing from Iraq into Iran on the Kurdistan border. According to debkafile's Iranian sources, Tehran is preparing ...
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Ahmadinejad's swearing-in dogged by protesters facing riot police
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 6, 2009, 10:23 PM (GMT+02:00)
An unusual number of empty seats in the Iranian parliament greeted Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's swearing-in for a second term as president Wednesday, Aug. 5, indicating a broad boycott by the opposition and their supporters. Outside, hundreds of protesters faced large contingents of riot police. Ahmadinejad criticized "foreign powers" for casting doubt ...
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Iran puts finishing touches on a desert A-test site east of Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 26, 2009, 9:48 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources reveal that Iran is in the last stages of construction of a nuclear test site in the Kavir Lut desert between Tehran and its eastern border with Afghanistan. The work is managed by the Iranian experts invited to attend North Korea's nuclear test this year. ...
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Tehran: Israel's "200 nuclear warheads" must first be part of Middle East disarmament
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 26, 2009, 9:48 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran has posted a new package of "proposals" to the West in response to its offer of engagement on Tehran's nuclear activities. Foreign ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said the "comprehensive and updated" package aims to prepare the ground for more "fluid interaction" with the West. "But we cannot speak of ...
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Iran in mass production of long-range, solid-fuel Sejil surface missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 22, 2009, 11:40 AM (GMT+02:00)
Iran is racing ahead in mass production of the accurate two-stage 2,000-kilometer range Sejil II ballistic missile powered with solid fuel, debkafile's military and Iranian sources report. Israel has entered the arms race by stepping up production of Arrow anti-missile systems.

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Police disperse massed protesters after ex-president Rafsanjani's Tehran sermon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 21, 2009, 1:32 PM (GMT+02:00)
The former Iranian president, Hashemi Rafsanjani, broke his month-long silence on the violent street protests which erupted over allegations of fraud after Mahmoud Ahmadienjad's re-election on June 12.
In a tensely-awaited sermon at Tehran University, Friday, July 17, he called for the release of the hundreds of arrested protesters.
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Show trials, possible execution, hang over "US agent" Mousavi
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 15, 2009, 12:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, driven by a thirst for revenge, is preparing a wave of show trials, public confessions and executions to crush the opposition which dared to refute the legitimacy of his election. The West, especially the Obama administration, hoping the bloody crackdown was over, can forget about re-engaging Tehran ...
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Russia blocks concrete measures at G8 on Iran's nuclear drive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2009, 9:24 AM (GMT+02:00)
Leaders of the industrialized nations failed to agree on tough measures, including sanctions, against Iran's drive for nuclear weapons in the first day of their three-day deliberations at the Italian town of l'Aquila, Wednesday, July 8. Russian opposition to condemning Iran left only an endorsement of the diplomatic track, which ...
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<span class="dnw">DEBKA-Net-Weekly</span> reveals: Iran and Israel eye war options<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2009, 3:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran and Israel are each thinking about using the fallout of the domestic unrest in Tehran for attacking the other: Iran to flex muscle, Israel to strike a looming nuclear menace.
In our latest issue, out last Friday, DEBKA-Net-Weekly weighed the chances of a clash.
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How Iranian intelligence turned the Internet against opposition
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 6, 2009, 4:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's opposition leaders relied heavily on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and other social sites to orchestrate their street rallies and expose regime repression. They did not appreciate at first that Iranian intelligence Internet experts were manipulating their electronic communications to shoot them down.
The United States has been alerted to ...
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Ahmadinejad in fresh attack on Obama shuts door on multilateral nuclear diplomacy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 2, 2009, 10:13 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad struck back Saturday, June 27, barely 24 hours after US president Barack Obama poured scorn on him and warned that "direct dialogue or diplomacy with Iran" would be "affected by the events of the last several weeks."
This time, the Iranian president included Europe in ...
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Insider rifts cast a lengthening shadow on Iran's popular protests
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2009, 1:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKA-Net-Weekly's this week out Friday offered a short guide to the backstage rivalries at the top of the regime, together with their impact the extraordinary battle of wills in the streets of Tehran.
To subscribe to DEBKA-Net-Weekly click DEBKA-Net-Weekly.com?ref=001">HERE.

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Small protest turnout outside Iran's parliament is violently dispersed<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 26, 2009, 9:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
Seeking to revive his flagging protest movement, opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi scheduled a demonstration for Wednesday afternoon, June 24, outside the Iranian parliament building on Baharestan Square. According to eye witnesses, several hundred demonstrators turned up and were brutally dispersed by Iranian security forces and arrests made Some said ...
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British embassy staff families begin leaving Tehran as Iran weighs reassessment of ties
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 25, 2009, 4:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
Monday, June 22, the influential Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani proposed a foreign ministry review of Iran's relations with Britain over its "interference in Iran's recent post-election unrest," according to state media.
A Foreign Office spokesman then announced: "The ongoing violence has had a significant impact on the families of ...
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Iran's protesters finally rebuffed in call for election annulment
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 24, 2009, 6:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's top legislative body, the Guardians Council, has thrown out the opposition movement's demand for a new election to correct the allegedly forged results in the poll that re-elected president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on June 12. The decision followed the breakup Monday June 22 of a small demonstration in Tehran's Haf-e ...
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Khamenei in tough sermon defends presidential election, warns protesters
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 24, 2009, 9:32 AM (GMT+02:00)
In his first public appearance since the disputed presidential election of June 12, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the street rallies were used as the cover for Western "armed terrorist groups." The "street riots" are the wrong way and must stop, or else their leaders would be held ...
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Anti-riot forces deploy in Tehran against fresh protests Sunday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2009, 11:11 AM (GMT+02:00)
Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi raised the stakes in his confrontation with the regime, Saturday, June 20, as Tehran police and Basijj paramilitaries beat up protesters and fired shots and tear gas into the crowds who attempted to rally in defiance of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Friday and police ...
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Thousands of Iranian Revolutionary Guardsmen deployed for crackdown on opposition
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2009, 8:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
Wednesday afternoon, June 17, armored convoys of Revolutionary Guard forces began rolling into Tehran from three directions to prevent supporters of the opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi assembling on the fifth day after the disputed presidential election, debkafile's Iranian sources report.
The confrontation between the regime and Iran's protest ...
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