40 articles tagged "Weapon of mass destruction"
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Iran Much Closer to Nuclear Bomb than West Admits
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 19, 2007, 2:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
Independent intelligence, military and scientific circles strongly suspect that Iran is a lot closer to a nuclear bomb than officials in the US, West Europe and Israel are ready to surmise in public. debkafile's sources report that this suspicion was strengthened by the discoveries made in Syria as ...
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US Gulf Forces Drill Tactics to Avert Hormuz Closure
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 ...
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Clear Evidence Implicates Assad Personally in North Korean Nuclear Deal
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2007, 11:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
President Bashar Assad was personally involved in Damascus' nuclear deal with Pyongyang. Documentary proofs of this, obtained from the presidential bureau and signed by Assad in person, are now in the hands of the US and Israeli intelligence services, debkafile's intelligence sources report. In one, Assad hands down ...
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Ahmadinejad's Aggressive Nuclear Policy Prevails in Tehran
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 ...
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A Formula for Evading Penalties Built into Nuclear Watchdog's Deal with Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2007, 2:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
This week, Iran's soft-soap campaign on its nuclear program won valuable support from the heads of the international Atomic Energy Agency, even though the UN watchdog still cannot determine that Iran's nuclear activities are transparent or peaceful.
Even after listening for four years to Tehran's evasions, untruths and prevarications on its ...
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Ahmadinejad's Followers Ordered to Falsify Election Results<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 18, 2006, 9:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
The results of Iran's elections for local councils and the powerful Assembly of Experts have been tensely awaited as the first test of the president's popularity since he took office last year.
debkafile's Tehran sources report that his followers, seeing which way the wind was blowing, took matters ...
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Khamenei Brandishes a Kalashnikov at US and Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 15, 2006, 4:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
The powerful spectacle of Iran's be-turbaned supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei clutching an automatic rifle, displayed exclusively by debkafile, drew on the belligerent imagery of Yasser Arafat and Saddam Hussein.
debkafile's Tehran sources reveal that the Iran's leaders took three fateful steps ahead of Khamenei's performance:
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Will Israel Wake up One Morning to a Nuclear-Armed Iran?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 9, 2006, 12:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
The underground nuclear explosion North Korea carried out early Monday, Oct. 9, confronts US president George W. Bush with one problem that has run out of control and another, Iran's nuclear program, which soon will.
The European-Russian-Chinese insistence on diplomacy with Iran - no sanctions, no military action - is ...
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August 22 - Iran's Military Exercise and Apocalyptic Plans for Israel and World
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 20, 2006, 1:22 AM (GMT+02:00)
Washington is keeping a sharp weather eye out for Tuesday, August 22, which this year corresponds in the Islamic calendar to the date on which many Sunni Muslims commemorate the night flight of the prophet Muhammad on his winged horse Buraq.
debkafile's intelligence sources report that information rated ...
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Iran Flaunts Low-Level Enrichment to Conceal High-Powered Weaponizaton Plant
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2006, 7:27 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's claim of Iranian success in low-level uranium enrichment was more bombastic than frank. Before springing his disclosure at a sacred mausoleum in the northern town of Mashhad on April 11, debkafile's Iranian sources disclose he paid a stealthy visit to Neyshabour in Khorassan, 38 ...
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Four Months' Grace before Iran Takes up Its Nuclear Military Option
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 3, 2005, 11:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's radical leaders, supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his senior nuclear adviser Hashemi Rafsanjani, were not dismayed by Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's declaration Thursday, Dec. 1, that Israel would not be able to accept a nuclear-armed Iran.
The statement made a ringing slogan for Sharon's new Kadima party's ...
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Iran Again Suspends Uranium Enrichment. Another Last-Ditch Trick to Dodge Sanctions?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 20, 2005, 8:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran agreed Sunday, Nov. 20, to suspend work on the conversion of raw uranium to UF6 gas at its high-speed centrifuge plant in Isfahan resumption - according to debkafile's exclusive sources in Tehran and Moscow. The announcement looks suspiciously like one of the Islamic Republic's usual stratagems ahead ...
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Bush Did the Job, Elbaradei Walked off with the Nobel Peace Prize
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 7, 2005, 3:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
In 2002, the United States, Britain and Israel strongly suspected the new Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradai, of employing secret delaying tactics to help three Muslim nations get their nuclear weapons programs off the ground. The nations were Libya, Iran and Egypt.
Intelligence data showed those programs as being ...
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Iran Has 12 Strategic Cruise Missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 20, 2005, 9:27 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Ukrainian prosecutor-general Svyatoslav Piksun created a major international flap Friday, March 18, when he admitted to the Financial Times that 18 X-55 strategic cruise missiles, also known as Kh-55, had been "exported" - 12 to Iran and 6 to China in 2001. He could not explain how the "significant ...
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Duelfer`s WMD Report Fuels Debate on Iraq War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 8, 2004, 11:41 AM (GMT+02:00)
Head of Iraq Survey Team Charles Duelfer asserted Wednesday, October 6, in testimony and report to the US Senate Armed Forces Committee that no WMD stockpiles were found to exist in Iraq in 2003. However, Iraq was producing missiles beyond UN-imposed limits and could have fitted them with warheads very ...
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Iran Caught out in a Vanishing Trick Too Many
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2004, 9:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
Until recently, Washington was resigned to putting on hold any showdown with Iran over its clandestine nuclear weapons program. The Bush administration lacked support in the International Atomic Energy Agency for referring the issue to the UN Security Council and possible international sanctions and decided to postpone go-it-alone steps until ...
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Dr. Kay Had Maps with Coordinates of WMD Hiding Places in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2004, 3:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
Setting up an inquiry commission is the political leader's favorite dodge for burying an embarrassing problem until the pursuit dies down. President George W. Bush will this week bow to election-year pressures from Democrats and his own Republicans alike and sign an executive order to investigate US intelligence failings regarding ...
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Bush Plans Libyan, Sudanese Trips to Dramatize US Leap into Africa
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 1, 2004, 2:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Update: Later Sunday, February 1, the White House decided to bring forward to June the president's trips to Libya and Sudan. Two additional Islamic nations added to his itinerary are Turkey and possibly Morocco.
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Is Libya flirting with Israel?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 7, 2004, 4:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
Libya's intense efforts to improve its relations with the UN have led it to explore Jewish channels.
Two senior Libyans, Saif el-Islam Qaddafi, the elder son of the ruler, Muammar Qaddafi, and Moussa Kussa, the head of Libya's intelligence services, are seeking to establish communication with various Jewish institutions, including ...
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Qaddafi Buckles after Eying Saddam in His Spider Hole
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 20, 2003, 2:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
Long viewed as a highly unpredictable and erratic dictator, Muammer Qaddafi has again made the world sit up. It took him less than a week to assimilate the ignominy of fellow dictator Saddam Hussein's surrender. The United States was much criticized for exposing the unsightly details of Saddam's capture, humiliating ...
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