DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2007, 11:22 AM (GMT+02:00)
President George W. Bush is developing a new strategy for tackling Iran's determined pursuit of a nuclear weapons program. He sounded out French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on his new ideas when they came over separately for talks in the last few days.
He is also ...
Ahmadinejad at new air base near Afghanistan: Iran has reached goal of 3,000 centrifuges for uranium enrichment<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 11, 2007, 6:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
This announcement Wednesday Nov. 7 by the Iranian president at a rally in the northeastern city of Birjand means, according to scientists, that Iran can in ideal conditions produce an atom bomb in one year's time.
debkafile's Iranian sources reveal that that a new Iranian air base was inaugurated ...
Interpol's Assembly Wednesday approves "red" tags for five Iranians and a Hizballah operative for 1994 bombing of Argentine Jewish center<br/><br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 11, 2007, 11:31 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Interpol general assembly meeting in Marrakech, Morocco tagged all six as wanted for extradition in connection with the attack which leveled the seven-story Jewish center in Buenos Aires, killing 85 people and shocking the 200,000 strong Argentine Jewish community. Thirteen years later, there has not been a single conviction.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Large-scale US Persian Gulf exercise in progress tests preventive tactics against possible Iranian blockade of key Hormuz Straits<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 8, 2007, 10:36 AM (GMT+02:00)
The exercise starting on Nov. 2, followed a statement by Iranian Gen. Al;I Fahdavi on Oct. 29, that the Revolutionary Guards Naval forces under his command are ready and able to strike at oil export traffic heading out of the Gulf region. On Nov 2, Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman Hamad ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 5, 2007, 1:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
Taking part in the American Persian Gulf exercise in progress since Nov. 2 are the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, its strike force and two smaller helicopter carriers, the USS Wasp and USS Kearsage, which are marine amphibian assault craft. Commander Jay Chambers, who also heads the combined 59th Task ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Warning letters delivered to thousands of Jewish families in Iran advise them to leave the country without delay<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 25, 2007, 11:56 AM (GMT+02:00)
The letters, according to debkafile's Iranian sources, have been posted to Jewish families in Tehran (where the community numbers some 13,000), Isfahan (under 2,000) and Shiraz (some 4,000). They are captioned: Danger! Danger! Danger! and tell recipients to try and reach the West with all possible speed. Iranian ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2007, 8:30 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Iran sources report that Monday, Oct. 22, saw riotous student demonstrations lambasting president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in person at several universities across Iran including Amir Kabir in Tehran and Shahroud university. They are expected to continue.
He flew out early Tuesday, canceling a visit to the Armenian monument in ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 21, 2007, 11:12 AM (GMT+02:00)
Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky said Wednesday "without equivocation and it is our deep conviction founded on real knowledge" that Iran will not have the capacity to create intercontinental missiles in the near or medium future. He admitted that the US has the opposite opinion. debkafile adds: Israel shares the ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2007, 2:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has laid down the gauntlet.
Having prevailed over the more pragmatic elements of the Islamic Republican regime headed by supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, he and his Revolutionary Guards are challenging the United States to do its worst.
Saturday, Oct. 20, the fire-eating president succeeded in removing the ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 15, 2007, 7:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a sermon marking Eid al Fitr in Tehran Saturday, ignored Mahmoud Abbas, when he said the Palestinians themselves are not participating. Instead, as the crowd chanted "Death to American!" and "Death to Israel," he praised Hamas for making resistance its slogan.
Lead Palestinian negotiator former PM Ahmed ...
Tehran University students chant "Death to the dictator" ahead of Ahmadinejad speech Monday, scuffle with his supporters <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 13, 2007, 12:27 PM (GMT+02:00)
In December, at another Iranian university students disrupted is speech and burned his picture. Ahmadinejad is accused of clamping down on dissent in Iranian campuses.
In his latest shocker, Ahmadinejad said Friday: Zionists should be relocated in Europe or "big lands like Canada and Alaska." On al Qods day, which ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: Accusations from Paris that Iran is building new clandestine military nuclear plant south of Natanz
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 3, 2007, 8:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
The latest round of the international campaign against Iran's covert nuclear activities is coming out of Paris, debkafile's intelligence sources report. A statement by President Nicolas Sarkozy Thursday, Sept. 27 that he does not believe Iran's program is peaceful was followed by a press conference at which the ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: Iran shows off new long-range 1,800-km missile together with fierce slogans and defiant rhetoric at a big military parade outsid
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 30, 2007, 9:46 AM (GMT+02:00)
The official announcer said the weapon put US bases in the Middle East and Israel within reach, as a large slogan was displayed from supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: "The Iranian nation is ready to bring any oppressive power to its knees."
debkafile's military sources report that Tehran used ...
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at Columbia University, New York, demonstrates the futility of attempts at US-Iranian dialogue <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 28, 2007, 10:23 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Iranian president, clearly enjoying every moment of the uproar he provoked in American discourse, parried the tough questions posed him at the end of his speech to 600 students and faculty Monday, Sept. 24, by throwing questions back, longwinded evasions and barefaced lies.
Even though Columbia University President Lee ...
Uproar in America over Columbia University's platform for Ahmadinejad Monday, followed by his UN General Assembly address Tuesday<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 25, 2007, 8:00 AM (GMT+02:00)
Angry protests and demonstrations challenge Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's admittance to America while he and his government deny the holocaust, threaten the United States and Israel, develop a nuclear weapon, send weapons to Iraq insurgents to kill US troops, foster terror and are guilty of harsh repressive practices at home.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 23, 2007, 2:32 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's suspect nuclear program is further polarizing the big powers.
As American and European officials discussed a third round of UN Security Council sanctions, Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, more pugnacious than ever, addressed a military parade Sat. Sept. 22 marking the 27th anniversary of the onset of the Iraq-Iran war of ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2007, 7:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
Deputy air force commander Mohammad Alawi said Wednesday that Iran has a plan to bomb Israel in the event of "possible foolishness" by "the Jewish state" in staging a military attack against the Islamic Republic. Iranian bombers can retaliate against Israeli soil, he said. "In addition to our missiles, whose ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Iran's claim to have 600 Shehab-3 missiles pointed at Israel and US targets in Iraq is bluff
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2007, 7:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources assert that Iran does not have as many as 600 Shehab-3 missiles capable of a simultaneous barrage - as threatened on an Iranian Web site Monday - nor sufficient launchers to fire that number. The threatening statement followed the French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner's warning ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 17, 2007, 11:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Tehran seizes initiative for patching up Palestinian feud to steal show from Washington's Middle East diplomacy<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 8, 2007, 11:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
Thursday, Sept 6, Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will receive the heads of 10 Palestinian factions in Tehran, among them Hamas' Khaled Meshaal, Jihad Islami's Abdullah Shelah and, most important of all, Fatah's radical politburo chief Farouk Kadoumi.
debkafile's counter-terror sources report this will be the first time Hamas ...