454 articles tagged "Iran nuclear"
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Iran Didn't Bring Down the RQ-170. A Chinese Cyber Whiz Team Did
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 3, 2012, 12:22 AM (GMT+02:00)

US stealth drones stay out of Iranian skies since the RQ-170 was downed now that American intelligence knows that a Chinese cyber team was responsible. The Obama administration is avoiding a reckoning with Beijing because Washington needs the Chinese on America's side – especially in a presidential election year.

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US Promises Israel Warning of Iranian Missiles from Its Turkey-Based Radar Station
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 3, 2012, 12:22 AM (GMT+02:00)

A senior US emissary promised Israel that its X-band radar station in Turkey would share data with Israel on a coming Iranian missile attack – contrary to the Turkish foreign minister's assurances to Tehran.

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Military Intelligence Chief Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi
Israel: Iran's nuclear arms program is complete, its missiles can reach US
DEBKAfile Special Report February 2, 2012, 3:21 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iran has completed the development of a nuclear weapon and is only waiting for a sign from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to start assembling its first nuclear bomb, said Israeli Military Intelligence Chief Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi on Thursday, February 2. By the end of 2012 or early 2013 Iran may have a single nuclear bomb, he said, but by 2015 the figure would jump to four or five. Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon: None of Iran's nuclear installations are immune from attack.

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USS Ponce - future SEALs Persian Gulf platform
US foresees May as tentative date for clash with Iran. Floating SEALs base for Gulf
DEBKAfile Special Report January 29, 2012, 12:53 PM (GMT+02:00)

A hurried decision not to de-commission the USS Ponce helicopter marine carrier after duty in Libya - but to refit it for deployment in the Persian Gulf by May as a floating base for SEAL commando teams - was confirmed by the US Pentagon and Navy Sunday, Jan. 29. This base will expand the commandos' range in coastal areas, especially against Iranian speedboats, and support counter-measures against mines which Iran threatens to plant in the Strait of Hormuz for the US-EU oil embargo. 

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Massive US Military Buildup on Two Strategic Islands: Socotra and Masirah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2012, 9:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

By early March, the US will have amassed 100,000 troops within reach of Iran, roughly equal to the 2003 Iraq invasion force, and enough to back up Barack Obama's pledge to stop Iran acquiring a nuclear bomb with military force.

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Washington and Iran Are Talking Along Three Secret Tracks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2012, 9:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Obama administration saw in the unimpeded passage of the Abraham Lincoln carrier through the Strait of Hormuz a signal that Tehran may be amenable to nuclear talks. Preparatory feelers are going forward on three tracks via Baghdad, Ankara and Vienna between the emissaries of the US President and ...

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Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak
Barak slams EU oil embargo's delay to July. Israel's hand ever near trigger
DEBKAfile Special Report January 24, 2012, 3:10 PM (GMT+02:00)

The new round of European sanctions will not stop Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon, Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned in a radio interview Tuesday, Jan. 24.  debkafile: The Obama administration and EU delayed oil sanctions to July 1 for back-channel contacts to ripen and produce a fresh round of nuclear talks with Tehran. Barak stressed Israel's hand was always near the trigger and advised taking "very seriously" Israel's military option which had not been taken off the table.

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta aboard the USS Enterprise
The USS Abraham Lincoln transits Hormuz. Scene set for US-Iranian talks
DEBKAfile Special Report January 23, 2012, 3:17 AM (GMT+02:00)

Three weeks after Tehran threatened action against any US aircraft carrier entering the Strait of Hormuz, Washington made two moves: US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta disclosed Sunday, Jan. 22, that the USS Enterprise Carrier Strike Group would steam through the strait in March; a few hours later, the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier transited Hormuz without incident. Defusing the Hormuz dispute set the scene for resumed US-Iranian nuclear talks and the suspension of tough sanctions as Israel was preparing to strike Iran's nuclear facilities.

 

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US Gen. Martin Dempsey received by Binyamin Netanyahu with friendly discord
Nuclear Iran is past its point-of-no-return, yet oil sanctions remain on paper
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2012, 3:07 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu advised visiting Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey Friday, Jan. 20 that the time for action against Iran was now - for two reasons: First, Iran has passed the point of no return for developing a nuclear weapon; second, the US-led embargo on Iranian oil is not catching on. debkafile: China, Japan, South Korea, India, Turkey and the European Union members which buy 85 percent of Iran's exported crude are dilly-dallying over a ban.

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King Abdullah and Wen Jiabao
China to Help Saudi Arabia Gain a Nuclear Weapon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 20, 2012, 12:18 AM (GMT+02:00)

China took advantage of the US oil embargo on Iran to bid for Saudi oil instead. Riyadh agreed to provide oil in return for Chinese assistance in building a Saudi nuclear weapon program. Beijing no longer calls Iran its only strategic partner in the Middle East; Riyadh shares that privileged status with Tehran.
Until this week, the ayatollahs were sure Iran would play solo as the Persian Gulf region's only Muslim nuclear power. Now Sunni Saudi Arabia is about to share the stage.  
Meanwhile neither the ...

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Binyamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu: Iran Has Decided to Become a Nuclear State. Urgent Action Needed
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 20, 2012, 12:18 AM (GMT+02:00)

Benjamin Netanyahu refuses to wait for US-led sanctions to take hold before making unilateral decisions about preempting Iran's development of a bomb. He believes time is running out too fast to hold back for much longer.

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USS Abraham Lincoln
Tehran Suspects the US-Israel Rift Is a Subterfuge
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 20, 2012, 12:18 AM (GMT+02:00)

Iran will avoid a full-dress confrontation with superior US military might and trust to pinpoint harassment and provocations to carry the day. Tehran believes the apparent US-Israeli rift it’s a subterfuge to camouflage US-Israel war preparations against its nuclear sites.

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US top soldier, Gen. Martin Dempsey with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
Netanyahu: Iran has decided to become a nuclear state. Action needed before it is too late.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2012, 6:56 PM (GMT+02:00)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disclosed Thursday night, Jan. 19 that Iran had opted to become a nuclear state.  He called for action to stop Iran before it is too late and iran completed the construction of a nuclear weapon. . His statement at the end of talks in Holland gave Gen Martin Dempsey, on his first visit to Israel as Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, the message he will be asked to take back to President Barack Obama.   

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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
Joint US-Israel drill called off by Netanyahu, to Washington's surprise
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 17, 2012, 12:36 PM (GMT+02:00)

debkafile's sources disclose exclusively that, contrary to reports in Washington, Jerusalem - and this site too - it was Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, not the Obama administration, who called off the joint US-Israeli military exercise Austere Challenge 12, a step unprecedented in Israel-US relations. Netanyahu acted when he judged the Obama administration's resolve to preempt a nuclear Iran to be flagging. His action also aimed at freeing Israel's hands for a unilateral strike on Iran's nuclear sites - if necessary.

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Barak Obama
US, Israel in open rift over Iran: Big joint military drill cancelled
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 15, 2012, 3:31 PM (GMT+02:00)

US-Israeli discord over Iran went into overdrive Sunday, Jan. 15 when the White House called off Austere Challenge 12, the biggest joint war game the US and Israel have every staged, in reprisal for a comment by Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon in an early morning radio interview. He said the United States was hesitant over sanctions against Iran's central bank and oil for fear of a spike in oil prices and Israel must be ready to defend itself. Yaalon exacerbated the row over US objections to any Israeli role in military action against Iran.  

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Nuclear scientist's bombed car in Tehran
US acts to hold Israel back from striking Iran. Their intel agencies at odds
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 14, 2012, 10:36 AM (GMT+02:00)

The unattributed killing of Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan last Wednesday, Jan. 11, was the subject of an angry phone call from US President Barack Obama to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the next day, debkafile reports.  Washington is concerned, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, that Israel may strike Iran's nuclear sites and has bolstered the defenses of US facilities in the region. In Jerusalem, Washington's strong and unusual slamming of the attack was deeply resented.

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USS Carl Vinson deployed opposite Iran
Two US aircraft carriers opposite Iran, 15,000 troops in Kuwait
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 13, 2012, 12:00 PM (GMT+02:00)

US President Barack Obama is busy aligning Middle East allies with the next US steps on Iran. Contributing to the mounting sense in Washington of an approaching US-Iranian confrontation, the Pentagon is substantially building up its combat power around Iran, stationing nearly 15,000 troops in Kuwait - two Army infantry brigades and a helicopter unit – and keeping two aircraft carriers in the region.

Iran's Ali Larijani told Turkish leaders in Ankara that his country is prepared to take on any attacks and may go public on a nuclear weapon.
 

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Gen. Martin Dempsey
US Refuses to Co-Opt Israel to a Military Strike against Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2012, 11:26 PM (GMT+02:00)

The US and Israel, while bound tightly by military bonds, are at loggerheads over Iran. The Obama administration wants to cut Israel out of military action against Iran's nuclear sites and prevent it hitting back for an Iranian reprisal. Israel is withholding a commitment to abstain from striking Iran ...

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Only Ali Khamenei's Ouster Would De-Radicalize Iran's Military and Nuclear Policies
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2012, 11:26 PM (GMT+02:00)

A US intelligence report has advised Barack Obama that Iran may be ripe for regime change owing to the bitter infighting at the top and a plunging economy which may herald famine at around election time in March. But Tehran will not budge on its radical military and nuclear ...

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Turkish FM Davutoglu with Iranian President Ahmadinejad
Turkey halts Iranian arms corridor to Syria, balks at nuclear Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2012, 10:46 AM (GMT+02:00)

When IDF Military Intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi accused Iran and Hizballah Wednesday, Jan. 11of of supplying Bashar Assad with arms for suppressing protest, Turkey had just closed the Iranian corridor carrying those arms through its territory after its contribution to the Syrian army's success in beating down Hama, Homs and Idlib. debkafile discloses that Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu also warned Tehran that Ankara would not tolerate a nuclear Iran. It would retaliate by posting NATO troops on the Iranian border.

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