DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 22, 2016
Monday, Aug. 22, just a week after the Russian defense ministry proudly released images of the first Russian bombardments in Syria to be launched from Nojeh airbase, which Tehran had granted Moscow near the Iranian town of Hamedan, the Iranian defense ministry snatched the concession back in a public rebuff for Moscow. The Russian mission “is finished for now,” the ministry spokesman said.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016
They are putting together a new anti-US bloc with Iran, Iraq and Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2016
The talks between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Reccep Erdogen in St. Petersburg scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9, are causing trepidation among Israel’s policy-makers and military leaders. Turkey appears to have opted to quit ties with the US and NATO and line up with a Russian-Shiite front led by Tehran in preference to an anti-Iran Sunni alliance.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016
The frontrunner is Grand Ayatollah Mahmoud Shahroudi.
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.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2016
A North Korean sales delegation spent two weeks in Tehran this month for negotiating nuclear and missiles transactions. This time Pyongyang wants cash not just an oil commitment, but Tehran is making an effort to come up with the funds.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2016
Khamenei keeps up his persecution of President Rouhani and abuse of America without pause.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 10, 2016
Iran refuses to discontinue its nuclear-capable ballistic missile tests, in the face of the threat of new US sanctions and has daubed on one of its weapons the slogan “Israel must be wiped off the face of the earth.”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2016
The second round of Iran’s parliamentary elections will better reflect the balance of power between conservatives and moderates – after the regimes makes certain “adjustments.” The moderates have claimed the top slot in the Assembly of Exerts which chooses the supreme leader.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2016
Putin, Rouhani and Assad plan to use the Syrian ceasefire loophole for further conquests. Their next targets are Idlib in the north, on the Turkish border and completing the takeover of the Syrian-Israeli and Syrian-Jordanian border strips in the South.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 28, 2016
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani likes the Obama-Putin pact for Syria for rescuing Iran out of an expensive blind alley, but, in Tehran’s parallel government, Khamenei calls the shots and he has not uttered.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 14, 2016
With Khamenei in failing health, the capture of 10 US sailors and its worldwide coverage was intended by Iran’s Guards as a stunt to boost the radical’s election prospects for parliament and the high-powered Assembly of Experts.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2015
President Rouhani is losing his fight to stop Khamenei and his hard-line camp from reneging on the Vienna nuclear accord, especially since he can’t prove that sanctions relief, even if forthcoming in full, would not save the Iranian economy from catastrophe.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2015
The US, Russia and Iran combine to launch a new Middle East venture for resolving current conflicts in ways that are expedient to all three. The Saudis prefer their own path and choices.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 30, 2015
Khamenei, before ratifying the nuclear deal, shuts Iran’s doors to business with US firms, hands out gas concessions to Italy and France, oil and nuclear industry to Russia, refineries to China.
Back in Tehran… Khamenei adds red lines, Rouhani tries to resign, Jaafari hints at “fait accompli” soon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 12, 2015
Tehran is divided over whether or not to sign a comprehensive nuclear accord with the six world powers in Vienna as 22 agonizing months of negotiations falter on the brink. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was hardly helpful when he said publicly on Saturday, July 11: “The US is the true embodiment of global arrogance,” the fight against which “could not be interrupted” even after the completion of the nuclear talks. But President Rouhani, on the point of resigning on June 26, failed in an heated interview to talk him round.
DEBKAfile Special Report July 9, 2015
European Union Foreign Executive Federica Mogherini is quoted by debkafile’s intelligence sources as shouting at Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Javad Zarif: “If that’s where you stand it’s a pity to waste any more time!” Jarif is quoted as snapping back: “Don’t threaten us!” This exchange took place Wednesday night, July 8, after the second deadline had passed without a final deal. The US delegation led by Secretary of State John Kerry is said to have sat without moving a muscle. But Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stepped in to cool tempers.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 25, 2015
Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei is keeping all parties, including his own capital, on tenterhooks until the last minute before June 30. Will the nuclear deal get signed? And if it is, how much will it cost?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 12, 2015
Fighting ISIS is Part II of Obama’s master plan, which is to first give Iran major concessions on a nuclear deal and a free rein in the Middle East – then dump the Islamist war in the ayatollahs’ laps.