790 articles tagged "Iran"
For Ahmadinejad, It Is the Key to a Global Islamic Revolution
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 9, 2010, 11:03 PM (GMT+02:00)

Ahmadinejad is driven by a fanatical belief that an Iranian nuclear bomb will bring about the coming of the Shiite messiah, the Mahdi. A new book just out in Beirut discloses his belief that he has been entrusted with the secret mission of providing the Mahdi with this weapon.

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USS Truman is distanced from Iranian waters
US eases military pressure on Iran, tries concessions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 9, 2010, 10:19 AM (GMT+02:00)

Shortly before the Six Power talks with Iran resumed this week, US President Barack Obama ordered the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier to withdraw from Guff waters opposite Iran and redeploy in the Aegean Sea. This action signaled Washington's switch to the search for middle ground on the nuclear controversy through diplomatic engagement - just six weeks after he opted for a build-up of military pressure on Tehran, debkafile's military sources report.

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Yellowcake: Iran now self-sufficient in uranium ore
Iran weeks away from weapons-grade uranium
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2010, 12:42 PM (GMT+02:00)

Production of Iran's first batch of uranium yellowcake marked just one of Tehran's two nuclear leaps forward ahead of the resumption of its nuclear talks with the Six Powers in Geneva Monday, Dec. 6. The second breakthrough, disclosed by debkafile, is Iran's accumulation of 23.5 kilos of 19.75 percent enriched uranium. This can be topped by January to the full 28.2 kilos needed for weapons-grade production. So Tehran sat down for talks in a strong bargaining position. 

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Iran's nuclear chief on new security measures for nuclear program staff
Special new unit to guard Iran's nuclear scientists
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 5, 2010, 12:56 PM (GMT+02:00)

A special unit for providing nuclear scientists, their homes and families with the same level of security as heads of the regime is being set up jointly by Iran's Intelligence Ministry (MOIS), Revolutionary Guards and Al Qods Brigades, debkafile's intelligence sources report. This was decided after two top nuclear physicists were blown up in their cars by "sticky bombs" in the heart of Tehran Monday, Nov. 29. Tehran hopes to stem the rush for new jobs among terrified nuclear program staffers.

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Prof. Majid Shahriari
Enraged Tehran Will Kick Back for Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 3, 2010, 12:42 AM (GMT+02:00)

Iran believes the US is waging a covert-psychological war to box it into accepting dictates at the coming nuclear talks. The attacks on two nuclear scientists may be the last straw for Tehran which is now warning that America has gone too far.

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Personal Bodyguards Can't Keep Iran's Nuclear Scientists Safe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 3, 2010, 12:42 AM (GMT+02:00)

With the removal of two top Iranian nuclear scientists who were engaged in a battle against the Stuxnet worm, the uranium enrichment plant at Natanz faces more idle times. Nuclear program staff are in a panic.

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Saad Hariri and Ali Khamenei - an exercise in friendship under menace
Hariri opens door to Iranian-Hizballah takeover of Lebanon's armed forces
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 30, 2010, 12:07 PM (GMT+02:00)

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri ended his two-day visit to Tehran Monday, Nov. 29, with consent for Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers to take part for the first time in coordinating sessions between Lebanese army and Hizballah commanders, debkafile's military and Iranian sources report. Supreme leader AliKhamenei gave Hariri his new orders, indicating that the only way to save Lebanon from deathly internal strife was for him to consolidate relations with Hizballah "as the same front."

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An Iranian nuclear scientist is killed
As blow after blow piles on, Iran feels driven to react
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly November 30, 2010, 10:57 AM (GMT+02:00)

Tehran sees the WikiLeaks disclosure of broad antipathy for Iran as deliberate American mischief-making rather than an assault on US diplomacy. Saudi and other Arab leaders shown hustling Washington to strike Iran's nuclear sites was bad enough. But, as DEBKA-Net-Weekly reports in its coming issue out Friday, Monday's attack on its top nuclear physicists in Tehran may be the last straw before Iran hits back.
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Hariri walks into the Iranian web abandoned by US, Israel, Saudi Arabia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 27, 2010, 12:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri begins a suicidal trip to the Iranian capital Saturday, Nov. 27, to the accompaniment of falling Western holdings across the Middle East, debkafile's analysts report. Finding the US, Israel and Arab moderates unwilling to rescue him from Syria and Iran he, like Samson in Philistine captivity, decided to let them collapse too when he is crushed by Hizballah. So Iran will face the world powers at the nuclear talks starting Dec. 5 empowered by its Lebanese acquisition.

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Iraqi power-sharing is dead.
Iran's Baghdad feat will force US to engage Hizballah, Hamas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 15, 2010, 2:13 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iyad Allawi, whose Al Iraqiya party won Iraq's general election last April, was forced to admit Friday, Nov. 12 upon losing the premiership to the pro-Iranian incumbent Nouri Al-Malaki that "the concept of power-sharing in Iraq was dead. For Iraq" he said, "there will be tensions and violence, probably." That day, too, debkafile's sources report, Hizballah's Hassan Nasrallah asserted that what happened in Baghdad is destined for Beirut, marking Tehran's next Middle East target for wresting from Washington.

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Ahmad Yousef campaigns for Hamas-Iran bond
Palestinian Hamas "moderate" invites Ahmadinejad to visit Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 11, 2010, 6:05 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Hamas government's deputy foreign minister Dr. Ahmed Yousef is actively campaigning for the Gaza regime to form a strategic partnership with Iran on the same lines as the Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah alliance. debkafile's sources report Yousef heads the radical Hamas's "moderate" wing. His campaign and invitation to the Iranian president, endorsed by the Gaza regime and Tehran, emerges as the key impediment in the path of US efforts to revive Israel-Palestinian talks.

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Qassam al-Rimi
Tehran Watched the Bomb Plot Evolving without Getting Involved
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 5, 2010, 12:43 AM (GMT+02:00)

Al Qaeda's Chief of Staff, Saif Al-Adel, just released by Tehran, no doubt gave the nod to the parcel plot. Iran, who kept him on a tight leash, would have known about it. The mystery of why the bombs failed to detonate remains.

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Adm. James G. Stavridis
The Pentagon Asks NATO to Draw up Plans for Attacking Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 5, 2010, 12:43 AM (GMT+02:00)

Obama is keen to keep Iran on tenterhooks about an impending US and allied attack. Some say it would be his passport to re-election in 2012.

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Hizballah's Hassan Nasrallah threatens his own country
Hizballah, Syria, Iran sow alarm in Lebanon without a shot
DEBKAfile Special Report October 30, 2010, 7:29 PM (GMT+02:00)

The speech Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Lebanon's Hizballah, delivered Thursday night Oct. 29 was taken in all sections of Lebanese society as a virtual declaration of war - a conflict which they fear will be even fiercer and crueler than the 1975 civil war.  It is widely believed, according to debkafile's Middle East sources, that the power-sharing order the diverse communities achieved after that conflict will be swept away and replaced with a pro-Iranian, pro-Syrian puppet regime.

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Revolutionary Guards
Musters Offensive-Defensive Units, Organizes Proxy Campaigns
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 29, 2010, 12:27 AM (GMT+02:00)

Iran will make up for its armed forces' numerical and equipment deficiencies by using its allies for proxy offensives against US Middle East bases, Mediterranean shores, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

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Tehran ready to betray Ayman Zuwahiri's henchmen to Cairo
Iran would surrender Egyptian Islamists for Cairo's aid in Iraq and Lebanon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2010, 9:14 PM (GMT+02:00)

To curry favor with Egypt, Iran has offered to hand over 13 long wanted Egyptian Islamic Jihad terrorists in return for Cairo's support for installing Shiite Nuri al-Maliki as Iraqi prime minister and helping to find a way out of the impasse over the Hizballah's indictment for the Hariri assassination. This is revealed exclusively by debkafile's counter-terror sources. Islamic Jihad's leader is Ayman al Zuwahiri, Osama bin Laden's lieutenant and of late his rival. The deal would be a severe blow to al Qaeda.

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Iran's Al Qods Brigades (external terror arm)
WikiLeaks shows US did not stop Iran using Iraq to spread its power
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis October 23, 2010, 1:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

WikiLeaks' 400,000 classified US documents on the 2004-2009 years of the Iraq War laid bare a catalogue of extreme abuse by Iraqi forces against fellow Iraqis and Iran's deep involvement in terrorist operations against Americans and Iraqis alike. The US is shown to have turned a blind eye to both. debkafile's analysts question the point of a war which replaces brutal Saddam Hussein with a Tehran-sponsored terrorist and gave Iran a springboard for spreading its domination.

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Egyptian tanks in joint drill with Saudis
Joint Saudi-Egyptian maneuver geared to Iranian threat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 22, 2010, 12:12 PM (GMT+02:00)

Egypt and Saudi Arabia secretly carried out their first ever joint exercise this week with the participation of their special operations, marine, armored, missile, air and naval forces, debkafile's military sources reveal.  Exercise Tabuk-2 was programmed to repulse a potential Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia by taking the battle over to Islamic Republican territory. It took place in Egypt's northern desert abutting the Mediterranean Sea where conditions resemble the eastern Saudi Arabian Persian Gulf coast.

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Imam Ali Base
Whose Rockets Knocked out Iran's Ballistic Missile Launchers?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 21, 2010, 9:55 PM (GMT+02:00)

Battered from four directions - two by unidentified covert hands -Tehran is  feeling all the more  the pain  of sanctions that reach down to street level and the military pressure on its shores. The regime is beginning to show cracks.

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Ali Khamenei Wants Qom to Support His Son as Heir
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 21, 2010, 9:54 PM (GMT+02:00)

Amid reports of a mysterious illness, Iran's spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei goes to Qom to campaign for his son Mojtaba as heir and his own elevation to "Imam." However, the grand ayatollahs of Qom have little respect for Khamenei and refuse to call him Ayatollah.

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