789 articles tagged "Iran"
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Iran rejects big powers proposal for resumed nuclear talks, Peres threatens military strike<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 16, 2009, 8:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Iranian sources report two key developments in the standoff over Iran's nuclear drive: Tehran effectively rejected the latest offer by the five UN Security Council permanent members plus Germany of nuclear negotiations with direct US involvement - except on its own terms. Sunday, Israeli President Shimon Peres ...
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Ahmadinejad inaugurates Iran's first nuclear fuel plant - "We are a nuclear power!"<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2009, 12:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
Cutting the ribbon on Iran's first nuclear fuel plant at Isfahan, Thursday, April 9, Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad triumphantly marked a major breakthrough at a ceremony marking Iran's fourth national nuclear day, 24 hours after the five UN Security Council powers and Germany offered Tehran economic incentives for negotiations on ...
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Israel: Iran is only months away from building a nuke, has ballistic warhead capability<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2009, 6:48 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's AMAN military intelligence director, Maj. Amos Yadlin updated the Knesset foreign affairs and security committee on the state of Iran's nuclear progress Wednesday, March 25. He reported that although Iran is only months away from a capacity to make a nuclear bomb and has attained a warhead capability, Tehran ...
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US planes destroyed arms convoy for Gaza in Sudan, Egyptian, Sudanese media. CBS: Strike by Israeli Air Force<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 29, 2009, 10:13 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources: Sudanese and Egyptian security officials reported Tuesday, March 24, the day Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir arrived in Cairo, that in January, US Air Force AC 130H gunships taking off from bases in Djibouti destroyed a 17-truck clandestine convoy carrying smuggled arms as it travelled through ...
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Iran's supreme ruler to Obama: You change first<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 26, 2009, 7:13 AM (GMT+02:00)
"We will watch and we will judge (the new U.S. administration) ... You change, our behavior will change," said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme ruler in the northeastern city of Mashhad March 21 to thousands of worshippers, two days after US president Barack Obama offered a new beginning of diplomatic ...
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Washington experts: Iran has fissile material for 50 nuclear bombs<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 16, 2009, 9:05 AM (GMT+02:00)
On March 4, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy published a paper with two important disclosures:
Iran has enough fissile material available for making up to 50 nuclear bombs and Tehran can go from low enriched uranium to weapons-grade uranium in a relative brief period of time, perhaps a year ...
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Iran: Israel "cancerous tumor," Obama on same wrong path as Bush
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2009, 9:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
Leading a concentrated outpouring of venomous hate, Iran's supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared Wednesday, March 4, that President Barack Obama is pursuing the same "wrong path" as his predecessor in supporting Israel - "a cancerous tumor" - and he saw no change.
This was Tehran's response to the moderate language ...
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Gaza Hamas leader keynote speaker at Iran's anti-Israel conference
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 7, 2009, 10:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's counter-terror sources that Gaza's Hamas strongman Mahmoud A-Zahar was given an Israeli safe passage to travel from Gaza to Cairo in mid-February.
He made straight for Damascus and Tuesday, March 3, was flown to Tehran to deliver the keynote speech at a conference called by the Islamic ...
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Iran offers Obama nuclear negotiations - with a catch
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 4, 2009, 11:31 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Friday sermon delivered by former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rasanjani in Tehran on Feb. 27 offered US president Barack Obama a lure and a catch, condemned Israel and threatened Russia.
Indicating Israel, he said: "'You are planting a false notion in public minds." Addressing the Russians, he said bluntly that ...
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Ahmadinejad in Djibouti plants Iranian foot in E. Africa<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 27, 2009, 10:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad signed a series of accords with Djibouti president Ismail Omar Guelle Tuesday, Feb. 24, establishing technical and vocational centers in the East African state and supporting development projects. A new protocol opened an Iranian credit line for Djibouti, whose president commended the cooperation between two nations ...
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Barack Obama concludes secret pact with Saudi King<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2009, 1:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKA-Net-Weekly reveals the terms of the accord US president Barack Obama has secretly forged with Saudi King Abdullah and the ways in which they plan to work together in the Muslim world, the Persian Gulf and the Middle East.
Moscow in contrast is deepening its ties with Tehran.
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Iran stocks enough enriched uranium for first nuclear bomb
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2009, 10:45 AM (GMT+02:00)
The White House expressed concern Friday, Feb. 20, about a new International Atomic Energy Agency report that said Iran recently understated how much uranium it had enriched. The nuclear watchdog reported Thursday, Feb. 19, that Iran had stocked more than one tonne of low enriched uranium hexafluoride at Natanz alone. ...
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Was the late ex-Iranian a US doctor or bio-weapon scientist?<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2009, 10:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iranian media this week offered a glimpse into the purported double life of an Iranian-born American physician alleging he was a secret bio-weapons scientist. They reported that Dr. Noah McKay (formerly Nasser Talebzadeh Ordoubadi) died in mysterious circumstance Saturday, Feb. 14 aged 53, vaguely accusing "intelligence agencies" of causing his ...
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Progress in talks on sale of advanced Russian S-300 to Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2009, 8:50 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that defense minister Mostafa Najar and his Russian counterpart Anatoly Serdyukov are making good progress in the talks they began Tuesday, Feb. 17 on the sale of advanced S-300 ground-to-air missiles to Iran. Both sides agreed it was essential to provide Iran's Bushehr reactor ...
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Russia close to selling S-300 anti-air missiles to Iran for its nuclear sites
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 18, 2009, 1:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that Iran's defense minister Mostafa Najar travels to Moscow Monday, Feb. 16 to tie up the last ends of Tehran's purchase of a brigade of advanced Russian S-300 air defense missiles to guard its nuclear sites.
Their acquisition would make an air attack on Iran's ...
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Iran's first spy satellite launch Tuesday signifies nuclear-capable rocket in hand<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2009, 6:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
The launch of Omid (Hope), Iran's first home-made satellite into orbit early Tuesday, Feb. 3, is a breakthrough demonstrating the Islamic Republic has managed to develop long-range, three-stage, solid fuel ballistic rockets capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
debkafile's Iranian sources stress that the credit for this feat belongs to ...
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Tehran: Obama's offer of talks shows US "policy of domination" failed
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 3, 2009, 6:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's government spokesman is quoted as saying Saturday, Jan. 31 that capitalist thought and the system of domination have failed. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of Khomeini's overthrow of the shah that Iran's Islamic revolution was not limited to its borders. His response to the ...
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Iran Challenges Obama by Hiking Tensions on Israel's Borders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 10, 2009, 11:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
The strategy the Islamic regime has charted for the new US president hinges on fanning tensions on Israel's northern and southern borders while putting a damper on the various Middle East peace initiatives. Syria was therefore discouraged from returning to its indirect peace track with Israel and Hamas ordered to ...
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An Iranian aid ship due to dock in Gaza on Jan 6<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 30, 2008, 6:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's Red Crescent will send an aid shipment to the Gaza strip "in the face of the Israeli blockade," according to a state broadcast Friday. The cargo of 2,000 tonnes of food and medicines accompanied by 12 Iranian doctors will sail from Bandar Abbas, HQ of the Revolutionary Guards Navy, ...
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Iran drastically modifies its nuclear weaponization strategy<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 30, 2008, 1:25 PM (GMT+02:00)
The last DEBKA-Net-Weekly revealed for the first time a new decision by Islamic republic rulers to rethink the tempo of their nuclear armament program in the light of the Obama administration's promised engagement policy.
The issue out Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 carried this and more revelations.
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