1034 articles tagged "Iran"
“ISIS out: Iran in” doesn’t apply to Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 14, 2017

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Mossad Director Yossie Cohen asserted separately on Sunday, Aug. 13, that wherever the Islamic State is thrown out, Iran moves in. This assessment was borrowed from American evaluations of the situation in Afghanistan and Yemen. It does not work as a guiding principle for Israeli security in its immediate neighborhood - certainly not for Syria.
 

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“ISIS out: Iran in” doesn’t apply to Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 14, 2017

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Mossad Director Yossie Cohen asserted separately on Sunday, Aug. 13, that wherever the Islamic State is thrown out, Iran moves in. This assessment was borrowed from American evaluations of the situation in Afghanistan and Yemen. It does not work as a guiding principle for Israeli security in its immediate neighborhood - certainly not for Syria.
 

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What Is Missing from the Fiery US-North Korean Rhetoric?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2017

While bashing Pyongyang, Trump misses out on its nuclear & missile traffic with Iran and other rogue states.

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Iraq’s Kurds Run to Moscow after Iran Warns of Kirkuk’s Loss for Their Referendum
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2017

Barzani propositions Putin for help when Tehran cautions Kurds against independence referendum.

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Russia Builds a Syrian Spetsnaz, Is Taking over Iran’s Shiite Militias
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2017

Moscow is taking over Iran’s Shiite militias and integrating them in the remodeled Syrian 5th Assault Corps.

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Iran Set for Localized Military Clashes with the US
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2017

Trump and Khamenei are shadowboxing after a new round of US sanctions.

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Iran is on board new US-Russia truce deal in Syria
DEBKAfile Special Report July 8, 2017

“The United States, Russia and regional countries reached a ceasefire deal in southwestern Syria,” a US official said on Friday, July 7 after Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin ended their hotly-anticipated first encounter in Hamburg. He was referring to Iran and its consent to a ceasefire going into effect Sunday, July 9. debkafile: This was a significant breakthrough in one the most volatile fronts of the six-year Syrian war with direct impact on Israeli and Jordanian security. 

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Syria Tops Trump-Putin Agenda, But Iran Wrecks Hopes of an Agreed Solution
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 6, 2017

The deconfliction zones plan turns into a deal-breaker rather than a deal-maker.

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Russia's Astana peace forum for Syria runs aground
Astana Peace Talks Fail over Syrian Safe Zones
DEBKAfile Special Report July 5, 2017

The Astana conference quickly broke down when Iran and Turkey rejected the formula for a deconfliction zones on Syria’s borders with Iraq, Jordan and Israel, 

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Syrian tank in the south
Syria declares truce before Trump-Putin talks
DEBKAfile Special Report July 3, 2017

 Moscow likely twisted Assad’s arm for a ceasefire in the south Monday July 3 in advance of the first Trump-Putin meeting in Hamburg and discussion of deconfliction zones in Syria.

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Iran Gets a Free Ride into Syria from Mattis’ Focus on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 29, 2017

CENTCOM: “If Assad want to fight ISIS in Abu Kamal [Syrian Iraqi border], then that would be welcomed.”

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Turkey Joins Iran’s Anti-US Ranks on Burning Regional Issues
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 29, 2017

Turkish and Iranian supplies to Doha stiffen Qatar’s stance against the Saudi-led Arab boycott.

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Washington Speaks with Two Voices on Qatar Crisis. Doha’s Elders Take Charge
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 29, 2017

The deposed emir Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani and his wife are back in the saddle.

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Damascus Reaches out to Jerusalem for a Deal - First Time in Seven-Year War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2017

He asks Israel not to intervene in Syria’s battles near its border. No guarantees for Iranian or Hizballah restraint.

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Evacuated casualties from Iranian parliament
ISIS attacks Iranian parliament, shrine of Khomeini
DEBKAfile Special Report June 7, 2017

At least 12 deaths are reported in ISIS’ first ever attack in Teheran, targeting the key sites of Iran’s parliament and tomb of Islamic Republic’s founder Imam Khomeini. It was carried out by a band of terrorist gunmen and suicide bombers. 

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Qatar under Arab boycott for scheming with Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 5, 2017

Qatar has come under a far-reaching boycott at the hands of the most powerful Arab governments for taking Iran’s side against its Sunni Arab fellows - the most serious diplomatic crisis to hit the Arab world in many years.
 

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Iran Blows a Hole in Mattis’ Campaign to Block Its Iraqi-Syrian Corridor
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Decision-making falters in the White House, giving Iran free rein for a blitzkrieg.

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Moscow Acts to Ward off Major US-Iranian Clash over Syria’s Borders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Putin is still maneuvering for US cooperation towards resolving the Syrian crisis.

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What Does Merkel Plan to Do after Booting Anglo Allies?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

After dumping the strongest NATO allies, will she turn to expanding the German army?

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Saudi-UAE Ultimatum to Qatar: Cut Ties with Iran, Muslim Brothers, Hamas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Saudi-UAE ultimatum: Cut ties with Iran, Muslim Brothers and Hamas, or else…

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