378 articles tagged "Vladimir Putin"
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A Saudi Quartet Pursues Pro-active Policy against Obama
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2013

Three royal princes and a functionary have formed a quartet to initiate a new style of government in Riyadh which is less focused on royal family interests. They espouse reform and an activist foreign policy.

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Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu behind Putin's shoulder
Moscow pulls away from Kerry-Lavrov deal on Syrian chemical disarmament. Assad gets to keep his WMD
DEBKAfile Special Report September 20, 2013

Russian leaders have picked apart the Kerry-Lavrov understanding for Syria’s chemical disarmament - less than a week after it was unveiled in Geneva. Thursday, Sept. 19, Vladimir Putin said he was not 100 percent certain the plan would succeed. His Defense minister Sergey Shoigu denied Russian plans to destroy Syria’s chemical stockpiles on its territory, while Bashar Assad mocked the option of their destruction in America. At the Security Council, Russia’s UN delegate blocked the measure for underpinning the deal, as Secretary of State John Kerry fought to retrieve it.

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Syria Keeps Chemicals, Iran Its Nuclear Program – under Russia’s Military Aegis
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 19, 2013

As the Kerry-Lavrov deal unravels and Obama’s Iran diplomacy progresses, Syria looks like keeping the bulk of its chemical weapons and Iran its nuclear program.

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Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin
The Obama-Putin Deal Saves the Assad Regime, Drops Syrian Opposition in Limbo
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 12, 2013

DEBKA Weekly exclusively reveals the high points of the Obama-Putin-Iranian deal for Syria’s chemical weapons and its extrapolation for Iran’s nuclear program. While Obama agrees to starve the rebels of military support, he accepts massive Russian arms supplies to the Syrian army.

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Hassan Rouhani
Rouhani Buys from Obama an Easy Ride on Iran's Nuclear Program
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 12, 2013

Rouhani has appointed a hardliner to head of the national security council which controls Iran’s posture in nuclear negotiations with world powers.

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Syrian rebels lose heart
Western strike force for Syria disperses. Syria launches offensive near Israeli border
DEBKAfile Special Report September 12, 2013

debkafile: The Western military armada built up opposite Syria in the past two weeks is breaking up as the US president’s resolve for military action faded under relentless pressure from Moscow. The British and French ships headed out Wednesday, Sept. 11, through the Suez Canal, and the American warships pulled back to waters between Crete and Cyprus. Obama has thus caved in on his original intention to keep the war armada in place for heat on Assad to comply with the Russian plan for the elimination of his chemical weapons.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
Obama-Putin deal didn’t stop at chemical Syria: US eases sanctions on nuclear Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 11, 2013

After Iranian president Hassan Rouhani made the UN Assembly the stage for resumed nuclear talks, the US began lifting sanctions. debkafile discloses a US-Russian-Iranian deal is already in the bag following three weeks of secret trilateral exchanges for an agreed formula for defusing the Syrian chemical weapons issue without military force to provide the key to progress in direct nuclear talks between the US and Iran. Details of the deals they struck will be revealed for the first time in the next issue of DEBKA Weekly out Friday, Sept. 13.

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Secret detente on Syria
Obama promised Putin not to strike Syria after scrapping its chemical arsenal. Russian arms for Assad
DEBKAfile Special Report September 10, 2013

President Barack Obama’s two climb-downs on a US strike against Syria are turning out to be part of a secret deal with Vladimir Putin, presented by the former as an accord for stripping Bashar Assad of his chemical arsenal, and used by the latter as an expedient for saving the Assad regime. Both were ready to sacrifice the Syrian rebel movement to their détente. But when Moscow insisted on pulling the teeth of a tough French-US-British draft resolution at the Security Council, the session scheduled for Tuesday was postponed indefinitely.

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Russian Nikolai Filchenkov landing ship for Syria
Obama and Putin hold unproductive face-to-face. US pulls non-essential staff from Beirut, SE Turkey
DEBKAfile Special Report September 6, 2013

The US Friday, Sept. 6, ordered the withdrawal of non-emergency workers from the embassy in Beirut and the consulate general in Adana, southeast Turkey, and warned Americans against traveling to those areas. The State Department acted after an unscheduled 20-minute one-on-one meeting between Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin on the G20 sidelines at St. Petersburg apparently ended in discord on the Syrian crisis. Another Russian landing craft is headed for the Mediterranean carrying a “special cargo” thought to contain S-300 batteries against a US attack.

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Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie detained
Brotherhood’s top leader Badie detained. Islamist resistance to army folds
DEBKAfile Special Report August 20, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie was detained early Tuesday, Aug. 20, in a Cairo apartment.  Most of the Brotherhood’s leadership are now in custody or have fled the country, some to the Gaza Strip. The Badie arrest marks the collapse of his movement’s resistance to the military takeover. Rallies scheduled for Monday in Cairo and other Egyptian towns were cancelled as life began to return to normal. The Saudis are lobbying intensely in the West on behalf of Egypt's military rulers.

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Vladimir Putin and Prince Bandar bin Sultan
The Saudis Proposition Moscow for a Syria Deal - Israel Pushes for US Intervention against Assad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2013

Saudi Arabia awaits Putin’s reply to a proposition $15bn for scaling back Russian backing for Bashar Assad. Until then, the planned US-Arab operation against Assad hangs fire, despite heavy pressure from Israel to save Aleppo.

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Saudi spy chief calls on Russian president in Moscow
Putin visit to Cairo impending. El-Sisi moves to outlaw Brotherhood. US in blocking mode
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2013

President Vladimir Putin is set to visit to Cairo – possibly next Wednesday Aug. 7 – after Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan told him King Abdullah was in favor of the trip, debkafile reports exclusively. Bandar did not rule out the signing of a large Russian arms sale to Egypt, bankrolled by Riyadh. Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is resolved to break up Muslim Brotherhood protests and outlaw the movement in consultation with the judiciary. The Obama administration is fighting to arrest the avalanche threatening its Middle East policies.

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Vladimir Putin and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Moscow Dangles for Tehran an Offer of Advanced Russian Air Defense Missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 2, 2013

Moscow and Washington are vying for Tehran’s favors. While Washington is painting the new president as a moderate, Moscow is preparing the way for a high-powered visit to Tehran by Vladimir Putin by dangling an offer of highly advanced air-defense missiles.

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Scenes at the Muslim Brotherhood rally
Egypt’s Interior Minister: Pro-Morsi sit-ins will be dealt with soon
DEBKAfile Special Report July 27, 2013

Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of Interior, blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the deadly Cairo clashes on Saturday and denied officers had fired live rounds to break up its protest. They had however, suffered wounds from buckshot fired by protesters, said the minister. According to Ibrahim, the officers used tear gas to disperse protesters on a bridge for fear it would collapse. He accused the pro-Morsi camp of exaggerating the number of casualties, which stood officially at 65 killed and 700 wounded and certainly ran into scores.

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Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama
Moscow & Tehran Won’t Let US Climb atop Kerry’s Peace Plan to High Ground in the Mid East
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 25, 2013

For lack of a credible US military presence in the Middle East, Moscow and Tehran feel free to impede the progress of Kerry’s plan to revive Israel-Palestinian peace talks.

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Bashar Assad
Assad Refurbishes His Image, Plans Summit with Putin and Rouhani
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 25, 2013

Bashar Assad is so sure of eventually winning the war waged against him that he has hired PR experts to refurbish his image. As rebels begin to desert, he plans a foreign trip and international summit.

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Russian SS-N-26 Yakhont anti-ship missile
US to media: Israel struck Latakia arsenal last week. Will Putin and Assad make good on threats of reprisal?
DEBKAfile Special Report July 13, 2013

US officials exposed Israel's challenge to Russia, Syria, Iran and Hizballah when they named the Israeli Air Force Saturday, July 13 as responsible for the air strikes against the big Syria arms depot in Latakia eight days ago. debkafile: Russian-supplied Yakhont anti-ship missiles were destroyed in the explosions, and the Syrian-Hizballah Aleppo offensive was delayed by the loss of the arsenal accumulated for the attack. Russian President Vladimir Putin, Bashar Assad, Hizballah and Tehran had all earlier threatened reprisals if Israel attacked Syria again.

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Moscow & Beijing Welcome Egyptian Islamist Downfall as US Comedown
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 5, 2013

The Islamist downfall in Cairo suits the plans of Moscow and Beijing and their against the encroachments of radical Islam. It is also welcomed as a comedown for Barack Obama in the Middle East.

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Bashar Assad
Iran’s Challenge to Sunnis in Syria Raises Specter of Global Muslim War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 27, 2013

Iran is stirring up Shiite-Sunni warfare in Syria to promote its drive for Middle East hegemony. Tehran is lighting a match that could raise up Sunni radicals like al Qaeda and send flames shooting across the Muslim world.

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Gen. Abdul al Aygedi
Assad Set for Two Simultaneous Warfronts: Aleppo and Golan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 27, 2013

Rebel factions in Aleppo are deeply fractured and disorganized. They say promised US weapons never arrived. Assad plans to stage a terrorist campaign against Israel from the Golan to steal attention from expected atrocities for conquering Aleppo.

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