DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 7, 2013, 12:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
A senior Israeli official commented Tuesday, Aug. 6, that Israel could attack Iran’s nuclear program on its own without American back-up – albeit less effectively than with the US – meaning the destruction of key components but not the entire program. debkafile: Israel is starting to accept that President Barack Obama’s balking at military action in Syria applies equally to Iran. Netanyahu is counting on winning the US Congress around to Israel’s case as his last resort against Obama’s policy. So for now, Iran’s nuclear program can run without interference.
DEBKAfile Special Report December 15, 2012, 12:03 PM (GMT+02:00)
Tehran refuses to discontinue 20-percent uranium enrichment. Either Washington accepts this or “the game is over” – says Iran, in reference to the secret talks launched in Lausanne on Dec. 1. debkafile: Iran is cool on talks since finding it can extract 100 kilos of weapons-grade uranium from the fuel rods removed from the Bushehr reactor in October. This is enough for 24 plutonium bombs - each equal to the WWII bomb dropped on Nagasaki. The US and Israel are ignoring this breakthrough.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2012, 10:15 PM (GMT+02:00)
Obama has concluded that nuclear diplomacy with Iran has run its course and has set a time the task of formulating end of the road benchmarks for the Islamic republic. At the same time, Tehran is playing with the temporary suspension of enrichment at Fordo by sabotage to bid ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 21, 2012, 11:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
Tehran can afford to brush off diplomatic efforts to rein in its nuclear program for two reasons: 1) It is so far advanced that unless stopped, Iran will by December have enough enriched uranium for seven or eight nuclear bombs as well as complete dirty bombs, and 2) It ...
DEBKAfile Special Report August 16, 2010, 9:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin decided it was safe to go ahead and load Iran's first nuclear reactor with fuel on Aug. 21 - effectively making it active - after the US and Israel did not seem troubled by the prospect of the reactor going on stream, debkafile reports. Either the two governments had been caught flatfooted, he figured, or come to terms with Iran's capacity to produce weapons-grade plutonium.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 10, 2010, 10:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
In addition to developing a "third generation" centrifuge for speeding up uranium enrichment, Iran is close to activating its Bushehr nuclear reactor and completing its Arak heavy water plant - both providing easy access to weapons-grade plutonium for smaller, lighter and more easily deliverable nuclear warheads. Plentiful new uranium deposits have also been discovered in central