117 articles tagged "Ayatollah Ali Khamenei"
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Mohammed Javad Zarif
US Wants a Quick Nuclear Accord with Iran - in Isolation from Ukraine Impasse with Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 10, 2014, 11:41 PM (GMT+02:00)

Washington is in a big hurry to finalize a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran to avert the military action building up around the Islamic Republic.

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Iran’s Radicals Prepare to Block Any Negotiated Nuclear Accord
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 10, 2014, 11:40 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Revolutionary Guards plan to build Iran’s first nuclear bomb by autumn and will not allow President Rouhani to make concessions in negotiations with the six powers that may shut the program down.

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Khamenei Opts to Copycat Putin and Defy the 5+1 Powers over Iran’s Nuclear Program
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 21, 2014, 12:35 AM (GMT+02:00)

Khamenei has concluded that Iran can stand up to the 5+1 powers and survive sanctions for the sake of keeping its nuclear program running without curtailment.

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Khamenei Divorces Rev Guards from Nuclear Negotiations, Awards Them Control of Mid East Trouble Spots
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 13, 2014, 10:20 PM (GMT+02:00)

Khamenei has pushed the Rev Guards out of nuclear diplomacy and compensated them by leaving their financial empire untouched and giving them control of Iran influence in Mid East trouble spots.

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Revolutionary Guards Plot Rouhani’s Overthrow and Shutdown of Nuclear Diplomacy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 13, 2014, 10:20 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iran’s leaders mark revolutionary anniversary with menacing speeches denouncing America and Israel and downgrading their military prowess against their own military capabilities.

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Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani
Iran spreads its war wings: Hizballah deepens role in Syria. Israel, Syria, Lebanon “regions of conflict”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 10, 2014, 10:03 AM (GMT+02:00)

In a policy makeover, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has decided to seal off in a separate policy compartment Iran’s nuclear diplomatic tactics for obtaining sanctions relief - and for dominating the Syrian war negotiations resuming in Geneva, Monday, Feb. 10 - and place Iran’s regional goals in another box. Alongside diplomacy, Al Qods Brigades chief Qassem Soleimani will execute Iran’s expanded regional interventions. Hizballah is already deepening its role in the Syrian civil war, while Lebanon, Syria and Israel are targeted by Tehran as “areas of conflict.”

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Fight for President Rouhani’s Ouster
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 24, 2014, 12:13 AM (GMT+02:00)

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are going all out to unseat President Rouhani and if this can’t be done than to sabotage nuclear diplomacy with the West and block any further concessions.

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Vladimir Putin
Huge Russian-Iranian oil-for-goods deal worth $18bn p.a. nullifies sanctions
DEBKAfile Special Report January 11, 2014, 12:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

Russia and Iran are about to sign an oil-for-goods transaction worth $1.5 billion a month - $18bn a year - that would substantially help lift Iran’s oil exports out of range of Western sanctions, the deterrent by which President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu set so much store. debkafile: The deal is about to be signed ahead of any accord negotiated between Iran and the world powers on its nuclear program. Tehran has thus won a Russian safety belt for playing hard to get against the West in the ongoing negotiations.

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Has Iran’s Leader Revamped Nuclear Diplomacy under Military Coup Threat?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 10, 2014, 12:32 AM (GMT+02:00)

Ali Khamenei under threat of a military coup has hemmed President Rouhani in with hardliners to hold his hand in future nuclear negotiations with the six powers. A radical Iranian lawmaker says a nuclear weapon is necessary for the balance of terror with Israel.

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Adm. Ali Shamkhani
Ali Shamkhani - The Object of New US Hopes for Influence in Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 20, 2013, 12:40 AM (GMT+02:00)

Barack Obama and John Kerry are cultivating Iran’s new national security direct Ali Shamkhani in the hope he will be their partner in building up American influence in Tehran.

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Gen. Mohammad-Ali Jaafari
Revolutionary Guards’ Schemes for Wrecking Geneva Deal, Ousting Rouhani and Zarif
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 28, 2013, 11:54 PM (GMT+02:00)

The IRGC has big plans to wreck the nuclear deal and oust its proponents President Hassan Rouhani and Javad Zarif.

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The big Iranian nuclear sale
Nuclear deal reached between Iran and six world powers in Geneva
DEBKAfile Special Report November 24, 2013, 6:15 AM (GMT+02:00)

After all-night talks, a first-step nuclear deal was struck before dawn Sunday, Nov. 24,  in Geneva between Iran and the six powers. It was announced by President Barack Obama and confirmed by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Obama said key aspects of Iran’s nuclear program will be rolled back for limited sanctions relief. The US president said he understood the concerns of Israel and the Persian Gulf nations. He would closely follow Iran’s compliance and as commander-in-chief of US armed forces maintain the option for military action.  

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Hassan Rouhani
Rouhani Is in Hot Water Whether or Not a Nuclear Deal Is Struck in Geneva
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2013, 11:59 PM (GMT+02:00)

President Hassan Rouhani arrives home grim-faced because he knows that he will pay the price whatever happens in Geneva. Prohibited by the supreme ruler to offer concessions on Iran’s nuclear program, he was unable to gain the hoped-for measure of sanctions relief.

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Ahmadinejad Who Emptied Iran’s Coffers Is Riding High Again
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2013, 11:59 PM (GMT+02:00)

To punish Hassan Rouhani, the supreme leader is raising his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to prominence even though he was responsible for leaving empty coffers behind him.

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Arak reactor under construction for plutonium
Iran stands fast on Arak heavy water reactor for plutonium-fired nuclear weapon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 21, 2013, 11:40 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Iranian team faced the six world powers in Geneva Thursday, Nov. 21, with strict orders not to give ground on the two major sticking points for a first-step deal on their nuclear program: The heavy water reactor under construction at Arak for plutonium production and Iran’s “right” to uranium enrichment. debkafile: If Tehran wins those two points, any other concessions it may offer are worthless, because Iran will be left in possession of two optional nuclear weaponizing tracks instead of one - plutonium as well as enriched uranium.

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Khamenei and Ahmadinejad nuclear buddies
Four new Iranian conditions block nuclear accord in Geneva. Putin calls Rouhani, Lavrov attacks Israel
DEBKAfile Special Report November 19, 2013, 9:57 AM (GMT+02:00)

Early Tuesday, Nov. 19, the US and Russian presidents went into action for a last-ditch bid to rescue a nuclear deal between the six powers and Iran in the face of a new impediment and crisis: Four noes from Tehran. They fear the negotiating track may not survive the new crisis. debkafile note the strange paradox of two leaders, Ayatollah Khamenei and Prime Minister Netanyahu, implacable adversaries in all else, maneuvering with all their might for the same object of taking the wind out of the sails of this deal.

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Barack Obama
Washington Drops Military Option, Yet Khamenei Still Won’t Play Ball
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2013, 10:09 PM (GMT+02:00)

Barack Obama’s bid for a negotiated Iranian nuclear accord is stuck fast by the six powers’ disunity and Khamenei’s refusal to utter a word to keep the diplomatic ball rolling. Obama has even dropped his military option and offered to ease sanctions to draw him out of his silence.

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Iran's smiling leaders face empty coffers
Iranian leaders urgently mull some nuclear flexibility. Rouhani tells Khamenei: The cupboard is bare!
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2013, 5:41 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif asked Sunday, Nov. 10 for an urgent meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the day after France aborted a nuclear accord at the Geneva conference with the six powers, debkafile reports exclusively. They warn that unless Iran shows flexibility on Western demands regarding its 20-percent enriched uranium stocks and the Arak heavy water reactor, negotiations with the powers will remain stalled. Sanctions relief is urgent because the government is running out of money to meet current needs.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
First Partial International Accord on the Iranian Nuclear Issue Awaited in Geneva
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 8, 2013, 12:19 AM (GMT+02:00)

Kerry’s mission was to soften Saudi and Israeli mistrust of the Obama administration’s intentions on Iran and Syria. The Israeli and Saudi leaders refused to be placated.

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Ayatollah Khamenei last seen Oct. 5
Mystery of missing ayatollah: Ali Khamenei’s three-week seclusion for work on nuclear deal with US
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 28, 2013, 9:16 AM (GMT+02:00)

Spy services have been mystified by the unusual three-week absence from public view of Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Various theories claimed he was ill or in seclusion to escape the furor in Tehran over the future of Iran’s nuclear program and relations with the United States. debkafile: Khamenei stayed home to work on the draft US-Iranian-Russian deal for resolving the Iranian nuclear issue. The accord is now in the bag. This secret will be revealed in stages - first by President Barack Obama, in the third week of December.

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