DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2008, 12:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
This work links uranium processing, high explosives tests and designs for a missile warhead, the Vienna-based UN nuclear watchdog said Friday, Feb. 22, in a report on which a decision on a third round of UN Security Council sanctions depends.
"Iran had shown new openness" about earlier nuclear advances, said the ...
Ahmadinejad's unbridled attack on Israel causes foreboding. Ashkenazi sees "tough ordeal" possible soon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2008, 12:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that the increasingly belligerent statements issuing from top Iranian leaders since the death of Imad Mughniyeh in Damascus earlier this month are seen as betokening serious intent.
Israel's chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi told graduating officers Wednesday, Feb. 20, that he could ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2008, 6:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's UN ambassador Danny Gillerman says Israel is losing patience with the wishy-washy reports delivered by Mohammed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, on Iran's nuclear work.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, Mohammad Mohaddessin,of the exiled Iranian National Council of Resistance, warned that the Iranian regime had accelerated its nuclear ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Rival Iranian and Israeli security teams vie for control of Mughniyeh killing's military backlash<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2008, 12:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hizballah forces went on a state of preparedness in S. Lebanon Saturday, Feb. 16, while the US embassy and its Beirut centers were ordered to be on their guard for attacks, keep a low profile and refrain from using their cell phones.
Our intelligence sources report that Gen. Ghassem Soleimani, chief ...
Syria vows to strike back at Israel for Imad Mughniyeh's killing in Damascus and "repeated encroachments"<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 21, 2008, 10:43 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report: Thursday night, Feb. 14, Syrian officials fanned out among Arab broadcasting stations with a warning: Damascus will attack Israel shortly following a decision by Syrian leaders to end its policy of restraint against its territorial violations.
Israeli land, sea, air and homeland defense units were ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 20, 2008, 3:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
President Ahmadinejad said Wed. Feb. 20: "World powers have created a black and dirty microbe named the Zionist regime and unleashed it like a savage animal on the nations of the region." He was addressing a rally in the southern city of Bandar Abbas broadcast by state television.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2008, 11:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
Diplomats accredited to the nuclear watchdog in Vienna told AP Wednesday that ten IR-1 centrifuges were operating with minute amounts of gas. Russia warned Iran that its development of rockets and continued uranium enrichment created the impression that Tehran was intentionally ignoring the concerns of the international community.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Reports: In a coordinated U-turn, US and Russia both treat Iran's space launch as attesting to a nuclear weapons program
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2008, 10:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
Wednesday, Feb. 6, Moscow followed Washington in voicing concern that the launch of Iran's Safir-1 space rocket Monday, Feb. 4, attested to the existence of a nuclear weapons program. This diametrically contradicts the US National Intelligence Estimate of last December, which concluded Iran had shelved its covert military nuclear program ...
Moscow shares Washington's concern: Iranian space rocket raises suspicion over its nuclear program<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 6, 2008, 3:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
Russian Deputy Foreign minister Alexander Losyukov commented Wednesday, Feb. 6, that Monday's test launch of Iran's "Safir-1 (Explorer-1) was "of course a cause for concern." Long-range missiles are components of a nuclear weapons system.
The Russian official followed the White House spokeswoman who spoke of worry about Iran's "space" missile. ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Iran launches first space research rocket Safir 1<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 6, 2008, 10:37 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Safir (Emissary) was launched into space Monday, Feb. 4, on top of the improved Shahab-3 which has a 4,000 km range. debkafile's military sources report that the Iranian launch was Tehran's rejoinder to Israel's test of a new long-range missile propulsion engine on Jan. 17. Western experts ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: Rev Guards chief threatens retaliation against US Gulf bases if Iran is attacked, missiles for Israel<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2008, 11:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
In a recent interview, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jaafari, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, said: "Despite the U.S. military's supremacy in air power and advanced electronic equipment, Iran can counter any attack just like the Hezballah forces that defeated the region's most advanced and best-equipped military in the 33-day war against ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 28, 2008, 6:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKA-Net-Weekly 328 first revealed on Dec. 7 that a Washington-Tehran understanding is in the making, brokered by Saudi Arabia. According to Washington and intelligence sources, the first steps of the dialogue were made possible by the US National Intelligence Estimate of Dec. 3 affirming that Iran's nuclear weapons program ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Reports: Iran exploits Pakistan turmoil for nuclear and diplomatic momentum - with no fear of sanctions <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 4, 2008, 5:48 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki Monday, Dec. 31, landed a new bombshell: Iran's first nuclear reactor would be launched in mid-2008 - six months before Moscow's end-of-year timeline.
Tehran's former nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani has spent 10 days in Cairo laying the ground for the resumption of relations. When US ...
Moscow denies deal to sell anti-air, anti-missile S-300 to Iran, sends second shipment of nuclear fuel to Bushehr<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 30, 2007, 3:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iranian defense minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar announced Wednesday, Dec. 26 that he and a visiting Russian delegation had just signed a contract for the supply of another Russian anti-air weapon, the highly sophisticated S-300, rated the most effective killer of ballistic missiles on the market.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 27, 2007, 1:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
The group of 40 traveled secretly through a third transit country to evade Iranian restrictions on travel to Israel. A Jewish Agency official said the immigrants, most from Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan, had abandoned their property and possessions in Iran to conceal their departure. More than 200 Iranian Jews moved ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Iran cheers US intelligence reassessment of nuclear arms threat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2007, 11:06 AM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's nuclear negotiator, Dep. FM Saeed Jalili's trip to Moscow Tuesday, Dec. 4. for talks with Russian president Vladimir Putin, capitalizes on the breakthrough the US has offered Tehran. The shock waves from the US intelligence report that Iran had put its bid for a nuclear bomb on hold in ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Reports: Two surfaced Iranian Kilo-class submarines spotted in Persian Gulf by US warship<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 5, 2007, 8:22 AM (GMT+02:00)
The USS Vicksburg cruiser tracked and photographed the Iranian Russian-designed diesel-electric attack subs some weeks ago. There was no communication between them. debkafile's military sources report that this was the first time US warships have run into a par of surfaced Iranian subs.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, Iranian Navy ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 4, 2007, 12:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
The US National Intelligence Estimate released Monday said Iran had put its bid for a nuclear bomb on hold in 2003. Reiterating that Tehran never had plans to build atomic weapons, FM Manouchehr Mottaki welcomed the reassessment by the countries with questions in the past, who "have now amended their ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 3, 2007, 11:03 PM (GMT+02:00)
In a radical about-face, White House officials suddenly "discovered" Monday, Dec. 3, that Iran had halted it nuclear weapons program four years ago, but has continued to enrich uranium and could have enough material to build a bomb between 2010 and 2015. This "discovery" appeared in the latest National Intelligence ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Iran is developing two submarine fleets - one with a 12,000 km-range for Tel Aviv and US Mediterranean targets<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 2, 2007, 9:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
Our military sources report the Iranian Navy plans to deploy two submarine fleets - mini-subs in Persian Gulf waters for attacks on US shipping and Gulf oil facilities, and the Kilo class sub of Russian, Chinese and Iranian manufacture, for long-range targets in the Mediterranean, such as the US Sixth ...