790 articles tagged "Iran"
 
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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Conflicting reports about US warplane's forced landing over Iran<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 12, 2008, 8:01 AM (GMT+02:00)
Tehran first identified the plane as an American Falcon which had mistakenly strayed into Iranian airspace and was forced down Monday, Oct. 6. In that report, the eight US officials aboard, including 5 senior military officials, were interrogated overnight and released after 24 hours.
Later, Tehran produced three different versions ...
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Secret US-Iranian Dialogue Brings Oil Prices down, Shakes up Mid East Alliances
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 11, 2008, 1:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
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Oil prices suddenly slumped Tuesday, July 8, as predicted by DEBKA-Net-Weekly on June 27, under the impact of the secret American-Iranian talks embarked on last month to solve burning issues by diplomatic engagement.
These talks between the US and Iranian delegations, ...
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NATO chief does not expect Israel to abandon its "supposed nuclear arsenal"<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 11, 2008, 11:22 AM (GMT+02:00)
NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said Monday he doubted that the world could stop Iran from building a nuclear bomb. Therefore, as a result of Iran's nuclear activities, he would never expect Israel to abandon its own, "supposed nuclear arsenal." Scheffer added: "As we all know, Israel never admits ...
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US-Russian deal lets Iran's nuclear bomb program off the hook<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 1, 2008, 5:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 was the day the policy pursued by Ehud Olmert, Tzipi Livni and Shimon Peres, of reliance on the international community to stop Iran developing a nuclear bomb, sank without a trace. The international community declined to adopt fresh economic sanctions to rein in an increasingly defiant ...
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Syria, Iran collaborate anew in nuclear arms development
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 1, 2008, 5:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
The latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly bares in detail how the covert military nuclear industries of Iran and Syria function and complement each other.
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Iran on way to atom bomb capability - ElBaradei<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 30, 2008, 10:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran is on its way to mastering technology that would enable it to build atomic bombs, International Atomic Energy Agency director Mohamed ElBaradei said to the German Sueddeutsche Zeitung Friday.
Tehran could not "break out" to a bomb as long as IAEA monitors remained at nuclear sites.
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Israeli intelligence revises estimate: Iran is progressing fast towards a nuclear bomb
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2008, 5:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
The director of research at Israeli military intelligence (AMAN), Brig. Yossi Baidatz, surprised the Israeli cabinet Sunday Sept. 21, with a new appreciation of Iran's nuclear timetable. Tehran, he disclosed, has already stocked one-third or even half the quantity of enriched uranium needed for a nuclear bomb. He warned the ...
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Russia, China, Germany reject US evidence of Iran's covert nuke program
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2008, 7:51 AM (GMT+02:00)
Russia, China and Germany refuse to countenance tougher sanctions against Iran notwithstanding the International Atomic Energy Agency's report from Vienna that its inspections of suspect activities and covert projects were stalled by Tehran's non-cooperation.
They rejected US intelligence data backing up the IAEA report and tell the international community that the ...
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In show of bravado, Iran launches "air defense exercises" <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 20, 2008, 7:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iranian official sources report that the air force drill began Monday, Sept. 15, in half of the country's 30 provinces. The commander of Iran's aerial defense, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Mighani said that any enemies attacking the Islamic Republic would regret it.
debkafile's sources report: Of late, certain influential ...
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France wants more sanctions on Iran for stonewalling UN nuclear probe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 20, 2008, 11:38 AM (GMT+02:00)
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported no progress in its efforts to establish whether or not Iran is developing nuclear warheads, enriching uranium for military purposes, testing nuclear explosives or building nuclear-capable missiles.
The draft report handed out Monday, Sept. 15, to IAEA board members in Vienna, attributes this ...
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Iran diverts UF6 uranium from Isfahan to boost covert military nuclear project
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 14, 2008, 10:13 PM (GMT+02:00)
Nuclear watchdog experts have found 50-60 tons of uranium, enough to produce five or six nuclear bombs, missing from Iran's main nuclear production facility at Isfahan. The disappearance was discovered at the final stage of the production process, where UF6, uranium in gas form is stored, by the only CCTV ...
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Russia, US pull further apart on Iranian nuclear activities
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 14, 2008, 10:13 PM (GMT+02:00)
Russian president Dmitry Medvedev said Friday a military solution to the standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions is unacceptable and there is no need for new sanctions.
Washington has imposed new sanctions on Iran, blacklisting a main shipping line and 18 subsidiaries.
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Iran's al Qods, Hizballah secretly integrate rocket and commando units<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 12, 2008, 6:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military and intelligence sources disclose that an Iranian Revolutionary Guards delegation signed a secret accord with Hizballah leaders last week for the integration and operational merger of their missile-rocket and commando units.
This may not have been news to US vice president Dick Cheney, when he "revealed" ...
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Dutch sabotage agent recalled from Iran over "impending" US attack - report
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 6, 2008, 9:57 AM (GMT+02:00)
A Dutch AIVD Secret Service ultra-secret operation underway in Iran in recent years has been halted and an agent recalled in view of "impending US plans to attack Iran," within weeks, writes Joost de Haas in the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. According to intelligence sources in the Netherlands, the US ...
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Any attack on Iran will start new world war - Iranian general
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2008, 8:45 AM (GMT+02:00)
Dep. Chief of General Staff Masus Jazairi said Saturday, Aug. 30, that any attack on Iran would mean the beginning of a new world war.
debkafile's Iran sources report that Jazairi's attack aimed at confirming his credentials in Tehran during a major shakeup of the Iranian high command. ...
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Arab world fears an Iran war may be impending <br/><br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 24, 2008, 11:21 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Middle East sources report that the Iranian satellite carrier space launch Sunday, Aug. 17, was prompted by a joint caution to Tehran from Saudi King Abdullah and Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.
After their meeting Saturday, the spokesman of the presidential palace in Cairo, Suleiman Awwad, said: Iran should ...
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Iran's "dummy satellite" was a partial failure but strategic breakthrough
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 24, 2008, 9:49 AM (GMT+02:00)
A US official said Tuesday, Aug. 19, that the dummy Safir satellite carrier launched by Tehran Sunday, Aug. 17, failed "shortly after liftoff and in no way reached its intended position." debkafile's intelligence sources disclose that the launch did not fail at that point but nevertheless did not ...
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Iran's vaunted 300-km range sea missile is non-existent<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2008, 1:32 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources discount the claim by Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps commander Maj. Gen. Ali Jafari that Iran had test-fired a new naval weapon that could destroy any vessel within a 300-km range.
Jafari boasted to reporters Mon. Aug. 4: "Today the IRGC has the capability to target ...
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Tehran hosts Assad to celebrate winning nuclear dispute with West and cooling of US-Israel ties <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2008, 11:30 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Syrian president Bashar Assad was due to visit Tehran in a week's time. The trip was brought forward to Saturday, Aug. 2 to coincide with the deadline the six powers gave Iran for an answer to its offer of benefits in return for its consent to suspend uranium enrichment ...
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