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On eve of Iran deal, US retreats on inspections of nuclear past, speeds up sanctions relief
Obama and Kerry upbeat over concessions to Iran
Obama and Kerry upbeat over concessions to Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jun 29, 2015, 12:34 PM (IDT)

When Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday, June 28: “We are seeing a clear retreat from the red lines that the world powers set recently and publicly,” he meant three major US concessions approved in the days leading up to a nuclear deal with Iran: debkafile discloses The US no longer holds Iran accountable for past clandestine nuclear weapons tests; has empowered Tehran to permit or bar international inspections; and set out unconditional sanctions relief in three tight stages. Obama’s pledge to “snap back” sanctions for violations is history.

The Greater Sunni Kingdom of Jordan Is on the Go
Kings Salman & Abdullah redraw the ME map to expand Sunni Jordan and build an anti-ISIS barrier.
Saudis Head for Self-Controlled Nuclear Fuel Cycle via Moscow
The big arms deal Salman signed with Putin will also give Saudis weapons self-sufficiency.
Iran Puts Price up and up as Nuclear Deal Deadline Nears
Are Khamenei’s last-minute red lines a real blocking tactic or tough bargaining?
The Tunisian hotel gunman Abu Yahya al Qayrawani
The Tunisian hotel gunman Abu Yahya al Qayrawani
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis
Jun 27, 2015, 1:53 PM (IDT)

The US said Friday, June 26, there was no indication “on the tactical level” that “the attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France were coordinated.” debkafile: That conventional measure of Islamist operations no longer applies. ISIS has introduced its own "lone wolf" methods of operation which are hard to detect and predict They resulted Friday in 211 deaths on three continents. Some ISIS operatives are radical Muslims who "cooperate” with local authorities after secretly swearing allegiance to the group; others are Westerners returned home from the Syrian or Iraqi battlefields primed for jihad.

The Druze village of Khader - another flashpoint
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jun 28, 2015, 6:25 PM (IDT)

Bashar Assad and Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah pumped 200 Syria and Hizballah troops into the Druze village of Khadar to torpedo the armistice deal brokered between the Druze and the rebel Nusra Front by the US, Jordan and Israel. Nusra threatened the Druze with retribution. 

Outside US-owned Air Products factory attacked by Islamists
DEBKAfile Special Report Jun 26, 2015, 4:37 PM (IDT)

Two armed men waving ISIS flags rammed a car into an American-owned liquid gas factory near the southern French city of Grenoble Friday, June 26. They rammed the building, triggering a blast that killed one person and injured several.. A decapitated body was found inside.

Gen . Qassem Soleimani on the Iraqi warfront
DEBKAfile Special Report Jun 24, 2015, 9:09 PM (IDT)

Uproar in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has relieved Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Al Qods Brigades chief and supreme commander of Iran's Middle East forces, of his Syria command after a string of fiascos. 

Jordan's King Abdullah ready for new role
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly Jun 24, 2015, 11:46 AM (IDT)

DEBKA Weekly has discovered that the Jordanian and Saudi kings have secretly mapped out an original, revolutionary plan for blocking the ISIS threat to their realms. They now seek US endorsement. This deeply hush-hush blueprint first saw the light of day in the latest issue of DEBKA Weekly out last Friday. To catch this eye-opening issue, subscribe to DEBKA Weekly HERE AND NOW.



DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jun 15, 2015
An ISIS tunnel in Al-Qaim

Following the US plan to deploy American advisers in “lily pad” bases to work with Iraqi troops near the frontlines, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has adopted a new strategy. debkafile reports exclusively that ISIS is turning to tunnel warfare in pursuit of guerrilla tactics on its active fronts in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Egyptian Sinai and the Gaza Strip. The jihadis were impressed by the effectiveness of the Hamas assault and smuggling tunnel system for effective assaults on Israel and Egyptian forces in Sinai and took a leaf out of their book.

DEBKAfile Special Report May 5, 2015
Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, Texas

The two gunmen who Sunday, May 3, tried - and failed - to shoot up an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, northeast of Dallas, sounded a wakeup call for US counter-terrorism agencies - even before the Islamic State warned that this first attack on US soil would not be its last. Both homegrown Islamist terrorists were shot dead. But the incident betrayed the “human intelligence” weakness of US and Western agencies – a shortage of undercover agents to mingle in communities which may produce terrorists.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Feb 23, 2015

DarkNet is the hidden bottom floor of the legal, public worldwide web. Extensively used by sophisticated criminal organizations and spooks, it conducts a lively trade in stolen official data, false identities, fake credit cards, firearms and ammo, human traffic and biological and chemical weapons. Also found there are hard porno, materials for pedophiles and snuff videos. 

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Jan 26, 2015
The Quad Copter that landed in White House grounds

The crash of a drone in the White House grounds Sunday night, Jan. 25, pointed to the absence of an electromagnetic perimeter fence. Its jammers would emit “white noise” to block off the communications links and command and control capacities of the smartphones and unmanned aerial vehicles serving a would-be assailant planning an attack by a tiny, armed drone.

Druze celebrate ambulance attacks
DEBKAfile Special Report Jun 23, 2015

When Israel spokesmen stated the IDF does not assort by organization injured Syrian rebels reaching the Golan border for treatment, they found that Druze serving in Israel’s armed forces and others living in Golan villages knew better. The two groups were so incensed by such past evasions, that they came together for violent action – hence the attacks Monday, June 22, on two IDF ambulances ferrying injured Syrian rebel fighters to hospital, whom they identified as members of  the hated Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front.

US Security Adviser Susan Rice say NO to Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jun 21, 2015

Israel’s National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen was invited to join two top US officials for dinner in Washington on June 15 to try and amend the disastrous nuclear accord taking shape between the six world powers and Iran, before it was too late. This meeting, arranged by CIA Director John Brennan, is revealed here for the first time by debkafile. National Security Adviser Susan Rice and senior nuclear negotiator Wendy Sherman let Cohen present Israel’s case for a better deal for Israeli and American security - and then turned him down flat.

Israeli Druze watch fighting from Golan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jun 17, 2015

Jaysh Hermon (the Army of Hermon) Wednesday, June 17, launched a broad offensive on Syrian army forces in the Quneitra and Hermon sectors bordering on Israel, to capture the Syrian army’s 68th Brigade headquarters Khan al-Shih which commands the main Quneitra-Damascus highway, debkafile reports. This would clear their path to the southern suburbs of Damascus from which to encircle government troops defending the capital. The US command in Jordan warned Jaysh Hermon not to harm Syrian Druzes, as Netanyahu, Yaalon and Eisenkott interceded personally for their safety.

The Grad missile which exploded at Netivot
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jun 8, 2015

Islamic State operatives in the Gaza Strip have been helping themselves to Hamas rockets in recent weeks after furtively penetrating the teams operating the group’s production and assembly lines, debkafile reveals The jihadis then passed the stolen rockets to their squads for launching against Israel. These attacks will intensify the deeper the Islamists’ penetration of Hamas plants and their access to ever more advanced, long-range missiles. Israeli, Egyptian and Hamas attempts to stop the rocket attacks hit the wrong address. Israel has marked out a broad sterile zone. 

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