43 articles tagged "Prince Bandar"
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Moshe Ya'alon vs John Kerry
Why doesn’t Netanyahu back Ya’alon? Other prominent ME voices fault Obama’s policies too
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 22, 2014, 9:12 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has won little backing at home for his outspoken remarks against US policies. Up until Saturday night, March 22, Binyamin Netanyahu let him face the music alone when John Kerry demanded an apology – and even when the State Dept dismissed his clarifications to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel as not enough. debkafile: But Ya'alon is good company in the region, where Saudi King Abdullah, his intelligence chief Prince Bandar, Egyptian ruler Gen. Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi and others slam US policies even more vigorously.

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Barack Obama
Saudis Pointedly Promote Strategic Partnership with Beijing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 21, 2014, 12:35 AM (GMT+02:00)

When he visits Riyadh this month, Obama has little hope of Saudi forgiveness for the Arab spring and its repercussions, but may reach limited understanding on Syria.

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Saudi King Abdullah and Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani
Secret Saudi-Iranian Dialogue in Oman Augurs Rouhani Visit to Riyadh
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 13, 2014, 11:45 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Saudis and Iranians have been in secret dialogue since Hassan Rouhani was elected president last year in order to allay the hostility between the.

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Prince Bandar bin Sultan
Bandar’s Ouster Clears the Path for US South Syrian Base
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 20, 2014, 10:57 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Obama administration reverts to its former plan for a US-backed Syrian enclave in South Lebanon as a lever for influence in Damascus, to be achieved with Israeli, Saudi and Jordanian help.

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Obama Couldn’t Prevent Saudi-Pakistan Nuclear Pact
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 20, 2014, 10:57 PM (GMT+02:00)

Pakistan refused to heed Obama’s demands to back of its nuclear pact with Saudi Arabia. The Saudis will be more flexible on non-nuclear issues like Syria in order to repair the fraught relations with Washington.

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With US and Saudis out, Iran’s Hizballah Is Free to Grab Lebanon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 20, 2014, 10:57 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iran’s Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Hizballah’s Hassan Nasrallah are poised for a pounce to grab Lebanon now that its former protecter Saudi Arabia is out of the picture.

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Prince Bandar bin Sultan -architect of Saudi Syria, Iran strategies
Obama’s Iran policy wins key point: Saudis drop its lead antagonist Prince Bandar
DEBKAfile Special Report February 19, 2014, 10:58 PM (GMT+02:00)

Saudi Intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan was reported by debkafile’s US and Saudi sources Wednesday, Feb. 19, to have been removed from policy-making in Riyadh. The prince was the live wire of kingdom’s drive against President Barack Obama’s détente with Tehran. Bandar’s removal is one up for Obama, and a significant loss for Israel’s Binyamin Netanyahu as the only other Middle East leader ready to publicly decry US policies on Iran and Syria. No word about the prince’s status has come from Riyadh since he dropped out of sight a month ago.

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Prince Muhammad Bin Nayef
Saudi Arabia and UAE Set to Uproot Muslim Brotherhood Influence from Region
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 7, 2014, 12:36 AM (GMT+02:00)

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are pulling no punches in their determination to root out the Muslim Brotherhood from their neighborhood even though this flies in the face of Barack Obama as he heads out for a visit to Riyadh next month.

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Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah
Prince Bandar Prepares Obama-Abdullah Summit. Washington Picks Its Favorite Prince
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 7, 2014, 12:36 AM (GMT+02:00)

Riyadh demands a fence-mending summit for the king and Obama while flying in Washington’s face on the Muslim Brotherhood, Syria, Iran and Egypt.

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Prince Bandar bin Sultan
After a Long Absence, Saudi Spy Chief Prince Bandar Heads Back to Washington
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 17, 2014, 1:09 AM (GMT+02:00)

Saudi spy chief Prince Bandar Bin Sultan may be taking a fresh, pragmatic look at Tehran, newly promoted by the US and Russia, as senior regional power, as he plans a trip to Washington for possible fence-mending talks.

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Tehran and Hizballah Plot Payback for Suspected Saudi bombing of Iran’s Beirut Embassy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2013, 1:06 AM (GMT+02:00)

Nasrallah secretly visited to Tehran to discuss plans for avenging the bombing of the Iranian embassy in Beirut of which they accuse the Saudi intelligence chief. Iran and Hizballah are bent on revenge.

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Barack Obama and Adm. McRaven
US Moves in on South Syria from Two War Rooms in Irbid, Jordan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2013, 12:20 AM (GMT+02:00)

Two US war rooms were necessary in view of various Obama commitments to different Middle East allies. The area marked out as US area of influence is designed also to impede al Qaeda’s advance.

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Javad Zarif
Iranian Minister Sets out to Wean Gulf Emirates from Saudi Embrace
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2013, 12:20 AM (GMT+02:00)

Shunned by the Saudis, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif made lavish officers to the Gulf Arab emirs, including mutual defense pacts with Iran, but failed to elicit a single clear yes.

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HIzballah's Hajj Hassan Hollo al-Laqqis, slain in Beirut
Slaying Hizballah commander ratchets up Saudi covert war on Iran and Lebanese proxy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 4, 2013, 12:40 PM (GMT+02:00)

The gunning down of Hajj Hassan Hollo al-Laqqis, a high-ranking Hizballah commander and close crony of Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah raised the stakes of the clandestine war between Saudi Arabia and Iran - or rather between Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan and Iran’s Al Qods Brigades commander Qassem al-Soleimani. Hizballah blamed Israel for the assassination because it is easier to reach for revenge than Saudi Arabia. Al-Laqqis was killed in the underground parking lot of his home by five shots to the head and throat.

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Super-Stuxnet in the making
Tehran: Mossad and Saudi intelligence are designing super-Stuxnet to destroy Iran’s nuclear program
DEBKAfile Special Report December 3, 2013, 9:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency “reveals” that Saudi Arabia and Israel’s Mossad are “co-conspiring to produce a computer worm more destructive than the Stuxnet malware to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.” It claims that Saudi intelligence director Prince Bandar Bin Sultan and Israel’s Mossad chief Tamir Pardo met in Vienna to decide on the virus attack on Nov. 24, shortly after the six world powers signed their first interim nuclear agreement with Iran in Geneva, and that a week earlier, Prince Bandar visited Israel secretly with French President Francois Hollande.  

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Undercover Saudi-Iranian War Is Fueled by Syrian Conflict
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2013, 11:59 PM (GMT+02:00)

The undercover duel between Iran and Saudi Arabia escalates as it moves out of Syria into Lebanon and Iraq.

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Iranian embassy bombed in Beirut
Incredible! Beirut bombings killing 25 people were self-inflicted by Iran and Hizballah as a diversionary tactic
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 19, 2013, 4:14 PM (GMT+02:00)

A Saudi warning reached Western intelligence agencies, including Israel, on Nov. 14, that Iran and Hizballah were plotting a major terrorist operation in Beirut as a diversionary stunt, debkafile reports exclusively. The tip-off came three days before twin suicide bombings struck the Iranian embassy and the Hizballah stronghold in Beirut Tuesday, Nov. 19, killing 25 people and injuring nearly 150. It was devised, said Saudi intelligence, to convince Hizballah fighters consigned against their will to the Syrian battlefield that they were fighting to defend their own home bases.

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Saudi Crown Prince Salman’s Head Is on the Block
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2013, 10:09 PM (GMT+02:00)

The royal consensus is the Prince Salman is not fit to remain Crown prince and the race is on for his replacement as first in line to the throne. Ex-intelligence Chief Prince is the frontrunner.

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Binyamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin
Mr Netanyahu Goes to Moscow, Reshuffles His Mid East Cards
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 8, 2013, 12:19 AM (GMT+02:00)

Netanyahu decides to turn to Moscow after he is convinced with Saudi rulers that Obama has decide to abdicate from Middle East affairs and leave its nations to handle their own problems with involving America.

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Prince Bandar Bin Sultan
Saudi Prince Bandar Opens Anti-Obama Fronts in Egypt, Afghanistan and Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 31, 2013, 11:49 PM (GMT+02:00)

Saudi Prince Bandar’s triple-faceted scheme for obstructing Obama’s agenda includes stirring up Iran’s minorities, deals with Taliban and an open door for Russia in Egypt.

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