789 articles tagged "Iran"
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Tehran deflects Hamas SOS to threaten intervention against an Israeli attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 28, 2008, 11:12 AM (GMT+02:00)
Hamas appealed to Tehran and Hizballah Thursday, Dec. 25, asking for Iran's support by threatening to intervene if Israel launched an attack on the Gaza Strip, debkafile's Iranian sources report.
Tehran did not to reject the SOS out of hand but inform Hamas that Iran was awaiting developments ...
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Russian S-300 anti-air weapon already delivered to Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 24, 2008, 2:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
Despite the efforts of US and Israeli leaders, Moscow is delivering the highly sophisticated air defense S-300 system to Iran for securing its nuclear and strategic sites against potential attack.
The RIA news agency confirmed this Wednesday night, Dec. 18.
debkafile's military sources disclose the S-300 deliveries began two weeks ...
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Iran test-fires new surface-to-surface missile from warship<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 10, 2008, 9:25 AM (GMT+02:00)
Tehran claims the new Nasr-2 surface-to-surface missile was fired Dec. 6 during its six-day naval exercise from a warship in the Sea of Oman and destroyed a target 30 km away.
The games, launched with 60 warships last Tuesday were dubbed a war readiness exercise. They cover 50,000 square miles of ...
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UN nuclear watchdog chief: Western policy on Iran "a failure"<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 10, 2008, 7:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Dr. Mohammed ElBaradei, says five years of US and international efforts to rein in Iran's nuclear ambitions are a failure. Sanctions may have hardened the position of Iran. Yet Israel's leaders place their reliance on "the international community" and more sanctions.
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Tehran wants death penalty for three more "Israeli spies"<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2008, 9:01 AM (GMT+02:00)
Amid rising Iranian-Israel tensions, state prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi charged Tuesday, Nov. 25 that the three accused spies had been trained in Tel Aviv and three other Middle East countries "in assassinations, explosions, professional motorbike riding and working with special cameras, computers and satellites."
debkafile: The mounting spymania in ...
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Iran announces more than 5,000 centrifuges working, launches Kavosh-2 (Explorer-2) rocket into space
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 29, 2008, 11:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
Minutes after launching a three-stage rocket into space Wednesday, Nov. 26, Iran's nuclear chief said Iran now had more than 5,000 centrifuges operating at its uranium enrichment plant, flatly defying UN resolutions.
debkafile's military sources report that this was the first time Iran had launched a three-stage rocket ...
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Iran will have fuel for 3 A-bombs by end 2009, US nuclear experts
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 27, 2008, 10:08 AM (GMT+02:00)
When Barack Obama is sworn in as US president on Jan. 21, 2009, Iran will have enough fuel for one A-bomb. The next Israeli prime minister after the Feb. 2009 poll will see Tehran doubling this capability. For years, world leaders vowed to keep nuclear weapons out of Iranian hands. ...
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In close sync, Tehran and Damascus dismiss nuclear watchdog findings
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 25, 2008, 9:45 AM (GMT+02:00)
Friday, Nov. 21, Tehran denied the International Atomic Energy Agency's findings that it had enriched enough uranium to make its first nuclear bomb, while Damascus said the watchdog's report that the Syrian nuclear site bombed by Israel had the features of a reactor proved nothing. Inspections also found traces of ...
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Iran discloses execution of alleged Israeli spy to counter embarrassing IAEA findings
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2008, 3:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile notes that Iran waited six days until Saturday, Nov. 22, before disclosing that Ali Ashtari, 45, was hanged on Nov. 17 after a revolutionary court in Tehran sentenced him on charges of spying for Israel.
Our Iranian and intelligence sources note that this and other disclosures were ...
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Iran has enough nuclear material for a single A-Bomb - IAEA<br/><br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2008, 9:27 AM (GMT+02:00)
Iran has now produced roughly enough nuclear material to make, with added purification, a single atom bomb, according to nuclear experts analyzing the latest report from global atomic inspectors, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This alarming development is headlined by the New York Times and Bloomberg website ...
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Iran, Syria tauten grip on Lebanon, Tehran woos Christian president <br/><br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 22, 2008, 1:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
Tehran and Damascus are going all out to get their hooks into Lebanon's Christian politicians and wean them away from their' traditional ties with the West. President Michel Suleiman this week accepted an Iranian invitation to visit Tehran this month, while another Lebanese Christian leader, Hizballah's ally Gen. Michel Aoun, ...
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For its first challenge to Obama, Tehran fans Middle East frictions <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 15, 2008, 9:58 AM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's rulers calculate that the more trouble they stir up, the sooner incoming US president Barack Obama will come running to Tehran to open a pre-inauguration back-door channel. Iranian agents and Hizballah are recruiting Palestinian militias in Lebanon for cross-border terrorist attacks in Israel.
Read more about this challenge for the ...
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Iran tests ways of recovering weapons-grade uranium from spent nuclear fuel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 6, 2008, 2:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
This intelligence assessment, disclosed to AP by a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), indicates that the Iranians are testing ways of using nuclear waste from the Bushehr reactor, which the Russians have pledged to finish by the end of the year or March, 2009, at latest.
Moscow ...
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New Iranian naval base can block Strait of Hormuz, confront Israeli subs
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 2, 2008, 9:50 AM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's naval chief Adm. Habibollah Sayyari told state radio Tuesday, Oct,.28, that the base could be used to block the entry of any "enemy" into the Persian Gulf.
The new base is in the port town of Jask on Iran's southeastern coast opposite the point where the Gulf of Oman flows ...
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Iran has plans for a pre-emptive attack on Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 28, 2008, 10:35 AM (GMT+02:00)
Iran has developed a series of optional plans for pre-emptively attacking Israel, as revealed in the latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly. One is the launch of a "floating dirty bomb."
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Tehran wants Barack Obama in the White House, rules out war<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2008, 11:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
During a visit to Bahrain, Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani said Wednesday, Oct. 22, that Tehran would prefer Democratic senator Barack Obama in the White House next year. He also ruled out any US attack on his country.
debkafile's Iranian sources note that Larijani, one of the most ...
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Iran Has Technology for a Nuclear Warhead to Fit Shehab-3 Missile
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 25, 2008, 7:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
Some Western military and intelligence were shocked to learn that Iran had the blueprints for making a nuclear warhead that could fit onto its Shehab-3 missiles. The discovery was released by the former UN weapons inspector, David Albright, Sunday, June 16, ahead of the report on his investigation of the ...
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Large-scale Iranian Air force exercise simulates attack on Israel <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 22, 2008, 9:53 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that the drill beginning Thursday, Oct. 16 in northern Iran, was Tehran's rejoinder to Israel's big aerial maneuver last June.
Then, more than 100 Israeli fighter-bombers went through their paces over the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, roughly the same distance from Israel as Iran. ...
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Iran Achieves a Four-Front Missile Command, Breakthrough on Nuclear Missile Warheads
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 18, 2008, 9:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources disclose that Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps have created a separate missile command, in which Syria's missile force is to be integrated. The joint command was formalized in a new mutual defense treaty signed by the Syrian defense minister, Gen. Hassan Turkmani in Tehran last week. ...
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Large-scale Iranian Air Force exercise starts Thursday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 15, 2008, 10:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
The combat drills will be held near Tabriz in East Azerbaijan Province, according to Iranian media, to "demonstrate the might and combat readiness of Iran's Air force."
The entire range of Iran's fighter fleet will take part, including US-made F-4, F-5, F-7 and F-14 fighters and domestic Saegheh fighters. Mid-air ...
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