1021 articles tagged "Iran"
Bashar Assad and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Unable to Fight the Cyber Worm, Iran Is Bent on Revenge
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 30, 2010

The Iranian president tells Syria's Bashar Assad that the cyber attack on his country is the second in three years after Israel struck the Syrian plutonium reactor. That is more than Tehran is willing to suffer.

An Assessment of Initial Cyber-Damage to Iran's Nuclear Program
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 30, 2010

Whereas Stuxnet has certainly damaged and created havoc in Iran's nuclear facilities and military industries, their undoubted slowdown may be partially explained by additional factors, such as grave technical glitches and a divided leadership in Tehran.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Ayatollah Khamenei Turns His Back on Ahmadinejad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 30, 2010

The peak of the cyber attack find Iran's top leaders at odds and incapable of getting to grips with the malworm's invasion.

Iran on cyber red alert after failing to vanquish Stuxnet
An alarmed Iran asks for outside help to stop rampaging Stuxnet malworm
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 29, 2010

Tehran this week secretly appealed to a number of computer security experts in West and East Europe with offers of handsome fees for consultations on ways to exorcize the Stuxnet worm spreading havoc through the computer networks and administrative software of its most important industrial complexes and military command centers. debkafile's intelligence and Iranian sources report that local efforts backfired; the malworm became even more aggressive.

A new era in military history
The first full-scale cyber attack on a state
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly September 28, 2010

The debate over a missile, warplane or special forces strike against Iran's nuclear facilities is made redundant by an outside power proving able to partly cripple Iran's nuclear facilities by activating at will a malworm latent inside their control systems.  In it next issue out Friday, DEBKA-Net-Weekly offers first details on the scale of the physical damage suffered by Iran so far from the Stuxnet worm's expanding invasion and evaluates its potential steep decline in regional power stakes, along with its allies.

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Stuxnet spreads to Bushehr an personal computers
Cyber attack on Iran expands: Tehran threatens long-term war in reprisal
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2010

Iranian official Hamid Alipour said Monday, Sept. 27, that the Stuxnet computer worm "is mutating and wreaking further havoc on computerized industrial equipment." Stuxnet was no normal worm, he said: "… new versions of this virus are spreading."

Revolutionary Guards deputy commander Hossein Salami declared his force had all the defensive structures for fighting a long-term war against "the biggest and most powerful enemies" with most advanced weapons. 

Stuxnet, computer terminator
Tehran admits Stuxnet hit industrial computers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 25, 2010

Mahmoud Alyaee, secretary-general of Iran's industrial computer servers, including its nuclear facilities control systems, confirmed Saturday, Sept. 25, that 30,000 computers belonging to classified industrial units had been infected and disabled by the malicious Stuxnet virus.
This followed debkafile's exclusive report of Thursday, Sept. 23, from its Washington and defense sources that a clandestine cyber war is being fought against Iran by the United States with elite cyber war units established by Israel.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
How the "Man of a Thousand Bullets" Anointed Himself the Messiah's Deputy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 23, 2010

A man of his word, the Iranian president sincerely believes he has a great mission to bring about the coming of the Mahdi and establish a new world Shiite empire. According to Ahmadinejad, America has never fought a real war - a hint at what he has in store.

Maj. Gen. Jamil Sayyed
Hizballah set for Iran-backed coup in Beirut
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 19, 2010

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Bashar Assad finalized plans to back a Hizballah coup against the Lebanese government when they met in Damascus Saturday, Sept. 18, debkafile's military and Mid East sources report.  Hizballah called a general mobilization that same day and by Sunday had 5,000 armed men deployed in Beirut, ready to make good on its threat to seize power rather than let its leaders be indicted by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) for the Hariri murder.

Iran detains US soldiers as Ahmadinejad heads for New York
Despite denials, Iran did kidnap 5 Americans on Afghan soil
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 19, 2010

Notwithstanding Pentagon and Tehran's denials that seven US troops were detained by Iranian border guards, debkafile's sources report that Iran did in fact kidnap 5 US security personnel in Afghanistan nearly a week ago. The Pentagon denies that any US troops are missing. Tehran too denied its own report  claiming it was leaked deliberately as the president was on the way to the UN General Assembly.

Top US team-player
Tony Blair's Amazing "Journey" to the White House
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly September 16, 2010

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has carved out for himself a role at Barack Obama's right hand - uniquely for a non-American politician. In its latest issue out Friday, DEBKA-Net-Weekly looks behind Tony Blair's astonishing rise to the top of the White House team of policy-makers, especially on the Middle East and Iran. His popularity in Washington is matched inversely by his falling stakes at home and in Europe.

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Israels' power reactor at Dimona, Negev
Iran threatens Israel's Dimona reactor, will destroy Israel in nuclear war
DEBKAfile Special Report September 4, 2010

A top Iranian general said Friday, Sept. 3: "Iran hopes there won't be a need to target the nuclear facility of the Zionist regime, but if there is, Israel would receive dreadful retribution."
Saturday, Sept. 4, Israeli ambassador in Washington Michael Oren reported that Iran's proxy Hizballah had positioned 16,000 rockets in South Lebanon, altogether quadrupling the number ranged on the Israeli border four years ago. They can now reach every part of Israel as far south as Eilat with enhanced precision.

Bashar Assad
Radical Drive Gathers Momentum from the Mediterranean to Baghdad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2010

Syria and Hizballah collude to install a radical Shiite government in Baghdad, by forging an alliance between the two Iraqi Shiite foes - outgoing PM Nouri al-Maliki and radical cleric Moqtada Sadr.

A Hideaway for Secret Labs, Banned Nuclear Materials and Weapons
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2010

It didn’t' take Iran too long to start using its new nuclear reactor at Bushehr as a safe hideaway for nuclear and secret weapons facilities.

Hizballah's southern units reinforced on war alert
US Intel: Tehran pushes Hizballah hard to attack Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2010

Western intelligence sources report that on August 30, Hizballah put its forces on a state of war alert and issued a partial call-up of reservists, apparently in preparation for a major attack on Israel in response to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington or during the Jewish New Year festival starting on Sept. 8. Iranian pressure for an attack has intensified in the wake of the Palestinian Hamas's drive-by murder of four Israeli civilians on a road near Hebron gave Tuesday night Aug. 31.

Tehran's Mini-City: Scene of spies shootout
Rival Iranian spy factions shoot it out on Tehran's streets
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 27, 2010

On Aug. 23, just two days after Iran inaugurated its first nuclear reactor at Bushehr, debkafile's exclusive sources report a shootout in the streets of Tehran flared between rival intelligence factions of the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) - as mutual suspicions boiled over.
IRGC nuclear directors suspect politicians of betraying nuclear secrets to the West, while the MOIS sees disloyalty in the Ahmadinejad clique. The incident was blacked out by the regime.

Barack Obama
Can Secret US-Russian Deal Extend to Containing Iran's Nuclear Aspirations?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 26, 2010

Obama has embarked on a new and dangerous track for bringing Iran to the negotiating table by interchanging tough measures with benefits. It looks now like heading for failure and ending with Iran acquiring a weapon.

Saudi King Abdullah
He Sees Obama Blinding Himself to an Iranian-Russian Trap
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 26, 2010

The phone call between Saudi King Abdullah and President Barack Obama ended in a falling-out on almost all US Middle East policies. Abudllah sees Obama as blinding hiself to an Iranian-Russian trap.

Hizballah has primitive Mohajer4 drone
Bomb kills head of Iran's military drone program
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 16, 2010

On Aug. 1, Reza Baruni, the father of Iran's military UAV program, died in a mighty explosion that destroyed his closely secured villa, debkafile reports exclusively. He lived in the high-scale neighborhood secluded for high Iranian officials in the southern town of Ahwaz in oil-rich Khuzestan.

Very few people in the country outside the top leaders and air force knew about his job and so his death was not generally appreciated as fatally stalling Iran's military drone program for many years.

IDF prepare to defend border with Lebanon
Iranian intelligence officers tour Lebanese border, study IDF lines
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 7, 2010

Saturday morning, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman visited the site of the Lebanese-Israeli border clash of Tuesday, Aug. 1. debkafile reveals that Iranian intelligence and commando officers toured the border area 24 hours before him, part of a high-ranking Iranian delegation led by Ali Akbar Velayati which rushed to Beirut after the clash. Their Lebanese army escort included heads of the same 9th battalion which started the clash by shooting across the border and killing Lt. Col. Dov Harari.

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