DEBKAfile Special Report March 26, 2014
World leaders meeting at The Hague Tuesday, March 26 played a computer game simulating an imminent threat of terrorists assembling a dirty bomb from stolen nuclear materials for unleashing against a Western City. President Barack Obama, China’s Xi Jinping, British premier David Cameron and Chancellor Angela Merkel, among others, had to push one of four buttons on their tablets to test their response to a short film which showed a mock terrorist announcing the bomb was ready and able to bring sudden death to hundreds of thousands.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 24, 2013
The first preliminary nuclear deal the six world powers (US, Russia, China, UK, France and German) signed with Iran before dawn Sunday, Nov. 24, failed to address the most suspicious elements of Iran’s nuclear program, i.e. its clandestine military elements. The expanded UN inspections were not applied, for instance, to Iran’s concealed nuclear sites - or even Parchin where Iran is suspected of testing nuclear-related explosions. Israel, the Gulf states and others therefore fear Iran’s nuclear program will continue to advance. debkafile lists seven of the most glaring loopholes.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2012
Iran was rattled by the United Arab Emirates air force war games over the Strait of Hormuz in conjunction with the US and France and Israel’s maneuvers in the Mediterranean. Its rejoinder was a maneuver of its own to practice offensive special operations raids for the first time.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 26, 2012
Israel’s war preparations are based on the estimate that by the end of 2012, Iran will be able to produce a crude nuclear device as well as a dirty bomb. It calculates as high the risk that Tehran will decide to use those devices for war against Israel in the short term and not wait until it has complete nuclear warhead ready for a ballistic missile.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2012
Israel is fed up with being kept in the dark, doesn’t trust American diplomatic maneuvers to stop a nuclear Iran and is getting ready to make its own decisions after the May 23 Baghdad talks between the P5-1 and Iran. That is the message coming from Binyamin Netanyahu and top Israeli figures.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2012
German and Japanese intelligence sources Monday, March 5, confirmed to debkafile that Western intelligence had known for 11 months that North Korea had carried out at least one covert underground nuclear test in 2010 on an Iranian radioactive bomb or nuclear warhead. Shortly after the first test in April, a large team of Iranian nuclear experts arrived in Pyongyang to prepare the second one in May, after which Iran transferred to the North Korean nuclear energy commission the sum of $55 million.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 12, 2010
debkafile's military and counter-terror sources report that Tuesday, Oct. 12, large-scale Israeli police, counter-terror squads, border police, first aid personnel and firefighters staged the most extensive exercise Israel has ever conducted against multiple terrorist attacks in its eastern and central regions including Jerusalem. The drill included an Al Qaeda penetration of crowded downtown Jerusalem with unconventional weapons - the first time Israeli has simulated an Al Qaeda infiltration of a large city.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 12, 2010
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