616 articles tagged "Barack Obama"
Prince Muhammad Bin Nayef
Saudi Arabia and UAE Set to Uproot Muslim Brotherhood Influence from Region
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 7, 2014, 12:36 AM (GMT+02:00)

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are pulling no punches in their determination to root out the Muslim Brotherhood from their neighborhood even though this flies in the face of Barack Obama as he heads out for a visit to Riyadh next month.

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Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah
Prince Bandar Prepares Obama-Abdullah Summit. Washington Picks Its Favorite Prince
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 7, 2014, 12:36 AM (GMT+02:00)

Riyadh demands a fence-mending summit for the king and Obama while flying in Washington’s face on the Muslim Brotherhood, Syria, Iran and Egypt.

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Erdogan visits Tehran
Erdogan in Iran to hatch joint plans for striking US interests
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 29, 2014, 11:29 AM (GMT+02:00)

Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan has snapped his links with Washington and rushed into Iran's arms for direct action against US interests. He is spiting the Obama administration in the belief of a US plot to replace him with President Abdullah Gul and discredit him by corruption scandals implicating members of his family in sanctions-busting business with Iran through the state-owned Turkish Halkbank. The new DEBKA Weekly out next Friday charts Ankara-Tehran conspiracies against America and their alignment’s bearing on Mid-East affairs.
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Russian and Syrian foreign ministers
Syria conference opens in Switzerland with secret Iranian presence. Obama, Putin aim for local truces
DEBKAfile Special Report January 22, 2014, 9:30 AM (GMT+02:00)

The conference of 30 foreign ministers opening Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Montreux got off to a shaky start. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said the Assad presidency was a ”red line” and Information minister Omran al-Zoubi said there was no civil war - only “a fight between government and terrorists.” After the fiasco ...

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Who will climb down?
US warns Syria conference “fluid” over UN invitation to Iran. Crisis in US ties with Russia, Iran
DEBKAfile Special Report January 20, 2014, 7:09 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Obama administration was forced Monday, Jan. 20 - the day Iran began implementing the interim nuclear accord - to put its foot down against Moscow and Tehran over UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon’s invitation for Iran to attend the Syria peace conference opening Wednesday. debkafile: Barack Obama and John Kerry were shocked to discover Moscow and Tehran exploiting the US outreach to them for independent steps on Syria in defiance of Washington’s conditions. They told Ban that the US would not demur for fear of upsetting the nuclear accord.  

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Mid East Spies Race for the Hidden Clauses of US-Iranian Nuclear Package
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 17, 2014, 1:09 AM (GMT+02:00)

Middle East spy agencies are on the hunt for a 30-page secret addendum to the nuclear accord with Tehran, whose existence Washington denies to general disbelief.

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Barack Obama's safety belt for Iran
US and Iran “insulate” nuclear negotiations from “tensions” over Iran’s regional policy
DEBKAfile Special Report January 13, 2014, 11:16 AM (GMT+02:00)

The US and Iran agree to treat Tehran’s regional policies as separate from nuclear diplomacy to forestall obstacles which such opponents as Saudi Arabia and Israel may raise. Monday, Jan. 14, senior US sources admitted: “The US and Iran have sought to insulate the nuclear negotiations from the tensions over Iran’s regional policies.” On the Syrian issue, governments near and far will attend Geneva 2, but Israel is not invited, although events in next-door Syria and Lebanon directly impinge on its security. Sharon would not have taken this snub lying down.

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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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Barack Obama
The US Is again Fighting Al Qaeda in Iraq – This Time with Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 10, 2014, 12:32 AM (GMT+02:00)

World leaders are finding US foreign policy confusing, especially its partnership with Iran in Iran, which has run into Assad’s double game for playing all sides.

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IR-2m centrifuges at Iran's enrichment plants
Iran blatantly defies five key Geneva Pact commitments - heads for nuclear arsenal
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 9, 2014, 10:20 AM (GMT+02:00)

Tehran is openly installing fast IR-2m centrifuges designed to speed uranium enrichment, and preparing even faster machines, claiming they were covered by the US-led five power recognition of Iran’s right to nuclear enrichment under the November, 2013 Geneva pact. debkafile: A follow-up meeting takes place Thursday, Nov. 9, in the face of the Iranian lawmaker Muhammad Nabavian’s revelation that Tehran can produce a bomb within two weeks - and a complete nuclear arsenal with the help of the new centrifuges. He named Israel as its target.

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Binyamin Netanyahu braces for personal US backlash on Iran
US prepares to pay Netanyahu back for Iran campaign, using Palestinian issue as bludgeon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 28, 2013, 1:31 PM (GMT+02:00)

debkafile reports: US and Israeli intelligence analysts have no doubt that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas stands in the way of a negotiated peace accord with Israel, because he is sure he can get more by diplomatic manipulation and anti-Israel propaganda. Yet the Obama administration is planning to hold Binyamin Netanyahu to blame for the impasse in the talks by depicting him as a serial denier of peace and political failure. This is intended as payback for his bid to turn Congress against Obama’s policy of détente with Iran.

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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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Iran's second space monkey mission
Iran returns second space monkey to earth, stages crisis in nuclear talks
DEBKAfile Special Report December 14, 2013, 2:21 PM (GMT+02:00)

President Hassan Rouhani announced Saturday, Dec. 14, that Iran had launched a monkey into space and brought it back to earth safely aboard a home-made bio-capsule. debkafile: This confirmed that Iran's missiles can reach any point on earth - notwithstanding its commitments under the Geneva accord signed last month. By marching out of the Vienna conference Friday – in response to new US sanctions - the Iranian delegation  left the entire accord up in the air before details of its implementation were settled, or a date set for a nuclear freeze.

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Tehran Already Performs Like a Nuclear Power. Is Washington Cheering from Behind?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2013, 1:05 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Iranians, making like a world power, are thrusting their fingers into five major world pies, Syria, the Gulf, Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon.

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Some Americans Say US Should Accept Assad, Engage Him Directly
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2013, 1:05 AM (GMT+02:00)

The voices raised in Washington urging Barack Obama to talk directly with Bashar Assad, reflect his mounting war successes.

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Barack Obama at Saban Forum
Obama: Iran must shut Fordo, give up making centrifuges. Palestinians must accept framework deal
DEBKAfile Special Report December 7, 2013, 11:09 PM (GMT+02:00)

President Barack Obama addressed the Iranian nuclear and Palestinian issues in terms sympathetic to the Israeli case at the Saban annual forum in Washington Saturday, Dec. 7. On the final accord with Iran, he spoke of constraints to ensure Iran was prevented from attaining a nuclear weapon. The Palestinians must accept that the current talks with Israel will produce, at best, a framework accord without full details. It would also omit the Gaza Strip and provide for a transition period before a final settlement.

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Barack Obama and Adm. McRaven
US Moves in on South Syria from Two War Rooms in Irbid, Jordan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2013, 12:20 AM (GMT+02:00)

Two US war rooms were necessary in view of various Obama commitments to different Middle East allies. The area marked out as US area of influence is designed also to impede al Qaeda’s advance.

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Javad Zarif
Iranian Minister Sets out to Wean Gulf Emirates from Saudi Embrace
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2013, 12:20 AM (GMT+02:00)

Shunned by the Saudis, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif made lavish officers to the Gulf Arab emirs, including mutual defense pacts with Iran, but failed to elicit a single clear yes.

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Michael Hayden
Will Netanyahu Go for a Military Strike Now that Iran Is a Nuclear Threshold State?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2013, 12:20 AM (GMT+02:00)

After failing to prevent Iran becoming a nuclear threshold state, Israel’s Binyamin Netanyahu has practically run out of options.

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Pakistan's nuclear-capable Hatf IX short-range ballistic missile
Enough enriched uranium in Iran for 4 nuclear weapons. N-Bomb awaits Saudis in Pakistan
DEBKAfile Special Report November 30, 2013, 11:38 AM (GMT+02:00)

When the Geneva accord was signed on Nov. 24, Iran had already amassed enough enriched uranium for four nuclear bombs, and the Saudis stood ready to collect an atom bomb from a Pakistani shelf. In his phone call to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama proposed tighter US intelligence oversight for verifying Iran’s compliance with its commitments and pass its findings to Israel for further analysis. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif threatened to boycott the technical discussions if Israelis were co-opted – even indirectly.

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