DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017
Trump and Khamenei were careful not to tip their feud over the brink at this stage.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 3, 2017
A fresh round of sanctions was followed by the posting of the USS Cole to the Red Sea. Tehran or its Middle East proxies, such as the Lebanese Hizballah, may well hit back in Syria or by limited military strikes against US allies, Riyadh and Tel Aviv.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2017
Last attempt to bring Iran round from aggression to dialogue and saved from US punishment.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016
A conventional, four-nation army is prepared to fulfill Iran’s imperial ambitions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016
Obama’s plan for a major victory against ISIS quickly runs foul of local disputes.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2016
Italy is preparing to hand over US naval bases to the Iranian war fleet.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016
Are Erdogan and Khamenei singing from the same song book?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2016
By radicalizing Turkey, he is carving out a role as rival to Khamenei and al-Baghdadi.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016
Qassem Soleiman ordered to stop the swelling traffic of Iranian coffins from Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016
The frontrunner is Grand Ayatollah Mahmoud Shahroudi.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 4, 2016
On Friday, June 3, less than 24 hours after Clinton’s foreign policy speech, Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei celebrated his victory over American policy, saying: Iran has many small and big enemies, but foremost among them are America and Britain. “Any cooperation with the US,” he said, “is an act against Iran’s independence.”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 7, 2016
The US, Russia and the Syrian rebels started discussions this weekend over the composition of a list of Syrian generals who will be removed over war crimes they committed during the country’s civil war, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report exclusively. :
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016
The fact that Khamenei raised the issue of Syria’s borders among his directives is an indication that Iran intends to preserve the country’s borders, for now at least.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 2, 2016
The chief of staff of the Iranian military, Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, arrived in Damascus on April 30 to assume direct command of the Iranian and Hizballah forces fighting in Syria, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report. His arrival shifts Iran intervention in Syria into high gear.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2016
Iran is plagued by international banking woes.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 2, 2016
At a news conference Friday, April 1, at the end of the nuclear summit, Barack Obama demanded more Western trade benefits for Iran – despite its “provocative” actions. debkafile: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has forced President Hassan Rouhani to earmark 50 percent of funds released by sanctions relief for those same “provocative” actions – namely, Iran’s nuclear and missile programs. If he fails to keep the money flowing, he risks fate of a “traitor” and doomed to extreme penalties.