DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 11, 2010
The Hamas government's deputy foreign minister Dr. Ahmed Yousef is actively campaigning for the Gaza regime to form a strategic partnership with Iran on the same lines as the Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah alliance. debkafile's sources report Yousef heads the radical Hamas's "moderate" wing. His campaign and invitation to the Iranian president, endorsed by the Gaza regime and Tehran, emerges as the key impediment in the path of US efforts to revive Israel-Palestinian talks.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 18, 2010
Despite Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's efforts to ham up his groundbreaking visit to Lebanon last week, debkafile's military sources quote Western and Arab observers as summing it up as a dud. The Lebanese president and chief of staff spoiled his plan for a grand display of hostile power on the border opposite Israel on Thursday, Oct. 10. The visitor had to submit to being escorted by Lebanese troops instead of Hizballah gunmen. Hizballah's Hassan Nasrallah kept to his bunker.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis October 14, 2010
The Netanyahu government chose silence in the face of the imperialist Shiite energy Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad exuded in his all-conquering visit to Lebanon. On his first day in Beirut he showed the world that Tehran calls the shots in Beirut - and that would be just for starters. debkafile's sources find in Israel's inaction today a regrettable analogy with the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's handover of Czechoslovak Sudetenland to Germany in 1938 so ushering in World War II.
DEBKAfile Special Report October 13, 2010
debkafile's sources report: Towards the end of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad first day in Lebanon Wednesday Oct. 13, a high alert was declared in the Israeli, Syrian, Lebanese armies, the Hizballah militia and the UN peacekeeping force ahead of his tour of the Lebanese-Israeli border Thursday. The Iranian president and Nasrallah both called for Israel to "disappear". But first he announced the formation of a new anti-Israel Eastern Front encompassing Iran, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, the Palestinians and Iraq.
DEBKAfile Special Report October 11, 2010
More fuel was thrown on the bubbling brew surrounding Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Lebanon this week by an Al Qaeda-linked group: "The whole of Lebanon will tremble if he sets foot there." Washington warns Americans in Lebanon to be vigilant and avoid large gatherings, and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri took off for Cairo for urgent consultations on the crisis blowing up over the visit.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 7, 2010
US diplomat Fred Hof is due in Beirut Thursday, Oct. 7, to try and get Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Lebanon cancelled. debkafile's sources say he is too late. With six days to go, Beirut and South Lebanon up to the Israeli border are Ahmadinejad-land, taken over by an estimated 2,500 airlifted Revolutionary Guardsmen and covered in Iranian flags.
DEBKAfile Special Report September 13, 2010
IAEA: Iran has crossed threshold for being able to arm ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads. This news sent the NATO Secretary running to Washington, but stirred no reaction from Israel – even though Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadiinejad is preparing to visit Beirut and sign the Lebanese army up for Tehran’s forward front to defend its nuclear facilities and tie Israel's hands, debkafile's mil;itary sources report.
DEBKAfile Special Report July 27, 2010
debkafile's Iranian sources quote President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying: "We have precise information that the Americans have devised a plot, according to which they seek to launch a psychological war on Iran. They plan to attack at least two countries in the region within the next three months," he said, without specifying which countries were the subjects of the alleged conspiracy, only hinting that Israel was directly involved.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 11, 2010
Feverish preparations are afoot in Tehran for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's first visit to the Lebanese capital. Reporting this, debkafile's Iranian sources define the trip's purpose as a confrontational exercise to warn the US and Israel that full implementation of the tough new UN, US and European sanctions will provoke an Iranian war on Israel - waged from Lebanon. Ahmadinejad's trip is expected before September - with the Syrian and Qatari rulers in tow.
DEBKAfile Special Report June 8, 2010
Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assured Turkish leaders whom he met in
DEBKAfile Special Report April 16, 2010
With typical provocative arrogance, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revealed he had told the US president in a letter that Barack Obama's power and success depends on Iran and "he should start cooperating with us in practice." debkafile reveals that the Obama administration is already engaged in behind-the-scenes cooperation with
DEBKAfile Special Report March 8, 2010
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2010
Ahmadinejad scripted a step-by-step performance and show of allied unity to convince Washington that Iran, Syria, Hizballah and eleven radical Palestinian groups were poised to ignite a Middle East religious war. The gambit worked - at least for now.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2010
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is unmoved by Western media inattention to his hate campaign against Jews and
DEBKAfile Special Report February 27, 2010
The Iranian president remarked "the Zionist regime" would soon disappear.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2010
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's talks with Syrian president Bashar Assad in
DEBKAfile Special Report February 8, 2010
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 30, 2010
debkafile's Iranian sources report that the Basijj militia chiefs have a plan to seize the British embassy in