1028 articles tagged "Iran"
President Barack Obama
The Watchword of His Secret PPD Is "Prevention"
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 30, 2010

Even after signing the secret Presidential Policy Directive to prevent Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon, it is still not clear what option Barack Obama has chosen to achieve this, whether military or other means.

Robert Gates and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Cold War or Muddle?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 23, 2010

Washington this week produced an epic flow of contradictions and confusion over its policy on Iran: By week's end, every visible option had been knocked over and the talk was of some kind of cold war against Tehran.

Saeed Jalili
New US Nuclear Policy Tipped over Beijing's Delicate Balancing Act
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 16, 2010

China will never countenance regional wars or any other upsets that destabilize the regimes governing its oil supplies - Iran, most of all. Beijing also relies on American leverage for keeping the Middle East stable. The US shift in nuclear policy caught China off-balance.

Barak Obama
Al Qaeda Could Easily Have Dipped into the Thriving Nuclear Black Market
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 16, 2010

Iran's intelligence services - MOIS, and its Revolutionary Guards Corps' clandestine arm, North Korean intelligence and Syrian military intelligence are active dealers and brokers in bootlegged uranium, other nuclear materials, equipment and nuclear technology.

Bladerunner 51 breaks world speed records
Iran gets fast sporting powerboat for arming with Russian torpedoes
DEBKAfile Special Report April 5, 2010

After laying hands on the record-breaking 61.5 mph speedboat, built for a British sporting adventurer, the Iranian navy plans to arm it with the reputedly fastest torpedo in the world, the Russian-designed Shkval (Squall), which moves at speeds of 360 kph. debkafile's military sources report Tehran is aiming for a seaborne weapon able to sink a US carrier in the Persian Gulf.

Israeli Special Forces
How Obama Dismantled Israel's Gulf Line against Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2010

In 2007, President George W. Bush brought Israel special force veterans to Gulf Emirates to train their elite soldiers for defending their regimes and oilfields against Iran. 

Munir Maghdad defects to Hizballah
More than 2,000 Fatah defect to Hizballah, Iran's first big Palestinian gain
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2010

debkafile's military sources: The first major Palestinian defection to the Shiite Hizballah of 2,000 armed men has given Iran and its proxy a large foot inside Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah organization in Lebanon and the West Bank and swelled Hizballah's fighting strength by some 15 percent.

Mahmoud Ahmedinejad
Ahmadinejad Warns Karzai against an Afghan-Based US Strike on Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 12, 2010

Tehran is fearful of US troop concentrations in western Afghanistan when the main thrust of the coalition's campaign against Taliban is in the south. Iran does not believe US curbs on an Israeli attack are for real.

Nouri Maliki wins another term as Iraqi PM
Iraqi PM Maliki sweeps polls, defeats pro-Iranian bloc
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 9, 2010

Preliminary Iraqi election results show incumbent prime minister Nouri Maliki returned with a commanding 100 parliamentary seats out of 325 and the ability to form a pro-American coalition with Iyad Allawi's secular alliance and the Kurdish bloc that will be stable enough for US troops to depart Iraq on schedule.

Iranian leaders with Simorgh missile
US-Israel tough sanctions strategy falls apart. Tehran is sitting pretty
DEBKAfile Special Report March 6, 2010

The Western powers are scrapping tough measures incorporated in the original motion they drafted for a UN Security Council sanctions resolution against Iran to make the draft more acceptable to Russia and China.

debkafile reports: By the time it is tabled, the resolution will be toothless as an instrument for holding back Iran's dash for a nuclear bomb.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Palestinians
Paper Demonizing the Jews Stirs Muslim World Interest
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly March 5, 2010

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is unmoved by Western media inattention to his hate campaign against Jews and Israel. He is campaigning hard to plant the poison in the Muslim mainstream. Its malevolence recalls Nazi "final solution" propaganda. DEBKA-Net-Weekly first disclosed the existence of this manifesto on March 5, 2010. debkafile now makes it available to the general reader.

Iran maneuvered Washington into its sanctions zigzag
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2010

The Obama administration fell for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's tactics and suspended its drive for tough, speedy sanctions, DEBKA-Net-Weekly discloses, with a blow-by-blow account of how the process played out.

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Assad and Ahmadinejad in Syria
Speculation Makes Way for Concrete Preparations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2010

The Ahmadinejad-Assad summit in Damascus brought a showdown with Israel on four fronts a step closer. Tehran would like its allies to strike first to pre-empt an Israeli attack on its nuclear sites.

Abdul Malek Rigi
Pakistan Intelligence Aided Iran's Seizure of Jund Allah leader
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2010

Iran pulled off a major coup in capturing the Sunni Jund Allah leader Abdul Malek Rigi. The darkest secret of the affair was Pakistan's connivance with Tehran for a step that knocked the legs out from under a vital US endeavor.

Iran will chop off attackers' hands
Iran's terror coalition summoned for anti-Israel war planning
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2010

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has summoned allied Islamist and terrorist chiefs to Tehran Saturday, Feb. 27, to finalize their roles in military operations against Israel in the event of a Middle East conflagration. It will be the sequel to the preliminary discussions Ahmadinejad held in Damascus with Syrian president Bashar Assad and Hizballah and Hamas chiefs Thursday, Feb. 25.


Iran captures Jund Allah leader
Iran trumpets capture of "US terror agent" Jund Allah leader
DEBKAfile Special Report February 24, 2010

Dubai figures in another intelligence affair: Tuesday, Feb. 23, an Iranian bomber forced down a Kyrgyzstan airliner to seize Tehran's most wanted fugitive, Abdol Malek Rigi, leader of the Baluchi Jund Allah underground movement.

debkafile's intelligence and counter-terror sources rate Rigi's capture one of Iranian intelligence's biggest coups and a stinging setback for Western undercover operations against the Islamic regime in Tehran.


Dubai killing suspects
EU anti-terror chiefs: Mabhouh furor may jeopardize our operations
DEBKAfile Special Report February 22, 2010

European anti-terror agencies warned EU foreign ministers that further sensationalizing the Dubai killing may expose and jeopardize their own operations, prompting a softer condemnation that focused on the fake passports and omitted to mention Israel. Iran, however, urges the United Arab Republics to fan the flames, tar Israel and accept mutual defense pacts with Tehran.


Ali Khamenei
Motorcycle Goons to Break up Protests, West Accused of Whipping up Dissent
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 12, 2010

Iran's leaders pin popular unrest on Western instigators in order to try protesters as traitors. More than 50,000 motorcycles have been purchased for Basijj thugs to break up street demonstrations, but the regime hopes to outnumber them by fielding 3 million government supporters.

USS Higgins in Haifa
But Defensive Preparations Proceed Apace
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 12, 2010

How they cooperate is still moot. But Israel is preparing to face the music from Hizballah in the North, Hamas in the South and Syria in the northeast. Egypt secures the passage of Israeli warships through Suez, is conspicuously eager to join any US-Israeli action against Iran.

Iranian militia attacks French, Italian, possibly Dutch embassies
DEBKAfile Special Report February 9, 2010

In a well-coordinated offensive, pro-government Basijj militiamen in civilian dress hurled rocks and eggs at the Italian and French embassies in Tehran Tuesday, Feb. 9, shouting death to their respective leaders. Some say the Dutch embassy was also targeted.
debkafile's Iranian sources say more violence is ahead, designed to raise international tensions around Iran to fever pitch to deter opposition leaders from staging their planned mass protest demonstrations lest they be accused of treason.


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