DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 22, 2010, 12:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iranian Guards train 5,000 Hizballah fighters to capture and hold five Israeli towns and regions ifs nuclear sites are attacked - or some other pretext. Syria would be involved.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 22, 2010, 12:27 PM (GMT+02:00)
If attacked, Iran will send thousands of Hizballah raiders across the border to capture and hold five sectors of northern Israel. They will be supported by missile barrages on Israeli military facilities and backed up by Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 15, 2010, 11:57 AM (GMT+02:00)
Iran is more ready than before to go back to the negotiating table and buy enriched uranium abroad because of technological glitches in its enrichment processing. China is not averse to cooling the crisis climate surrounding Iran's nuclear program.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 15, 2010, 11:43 AM (GMT+02:00)
According to the second theory, a radical faction of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence murdered the Iranian nuclear scientists so as to incriminate the opposition and show its leaders are ready to stop at nothing to undermine the regime and its heads.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 15, 2010, 11:41 AM (GMT+02:00)
The first of two theories for the murder of the Iranian nuclear scientists points the finger at a professional Western covert agency. Tehran accused the US and Israel for another reason too: to divert attention from a domestic agency.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 8, 2010, 11:04 AM (GMT+02:00)
Saudi foreign minister Saudi al Faisal discovers that Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal set up a radical Palestinian base in Yemen to help Iran build up the Houthi insurgency for toppling the Yemeni government. Its trainees helped the rebels defeat Saudi troops on the battlefield. The Saudis are ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 1, 2010, 1:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
The first sign of life from opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi Friday, Jan. 1 came 48 hours after he went missing in the form of a pledge of willingness to sacrifice his life in defense of the people's rights. In a strong message to the Kaleme Web site, he said ...
DEBKAfile Special Report January 1, 2010, 12:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
Forty-eight hours after he went missing, opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi issued a pledge over the Internet of this willingness to sacrifice his life in defense of the people's rights.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 29, 2009, 1:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
In its latest issue, out Friday, DEBKA-Net-Weekly offers the first glimpse ever of Iran's spiritual ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's most private lifestyle. This secretive holy man, who is empowered with the final say-so on his country's nuclear program, is portrayed with his favorite aides, the nuts and bolts of his unfettered authority and his...unsuspected hedonistic indulgences. ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 28, 2009, 6:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Iranian sources reveal that Mir Hossein Mousavi's nephew, Ali Habib, was not shot dead during a Tehran demonstration Sunday, Dec. 27, as reported, but waylaid and gunned down as he left his home. Fresh riots followed the disappearance of the body Monday. The episode became even more ominous when Iran's security services chief Gen. Radan accused Mousavi of the murder to incite further violence. The opposition ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 28, 2009, 1:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
Maestro Barack Obama's histrionics in New York and Pittsburgh Thursday and Friday, Sept. 24-25 - and his threat of "confrontation" for Iran's concealment of its nuclear capabilities - were water off a duck's back for Tehran, whose nuclear weapons program has gone too far to stop by words or even ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 28, 2009, 12:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi's nephew, Ali Habib, was not shot dead during a Tehran demonstration Sunday, Dec. 27, as reported, but waylaid and gunned down as he left his home, debkafile reports exclusively. Fresh riots followed the disappearance of the body Monday. The opposition fears this assassination ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 19, 2009, 10:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
Until the defeated Iranian presidential contender Mehdi Karroubi broke the wall of silence surrounding the Islamic Republic's prisons to demand an investigation into allegations of rape, little attention was paid to the abuses meted out to protestors who dared to claim that the June 12 election was rigged.
These abuses are ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 19, 2009, 1:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
US president Barack Obama's tough talk of sanctions has melted into soft soap for luring Iran into further dialogue. Adopting the reverse tactic, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sounds almost reasonable for a change, even as Tehran pushes its revolutionary goals as pugnaciously as ever.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 18, 2009, 12:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that this message Iran's defense minister Ahmad Vahidi brought to Damascus where he is attending a session of the high Iranian-Syrian defense committee which went into its second day Thursday, Dec. 10.
The Iranian visitor indicated that Tehran expects an Israeli attack within a month ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 12, 2009, 7:25 PM (GMT+02:00)
Brazilian foreign minister Celso Amorim was in Tehran last week to prepare a state visit by Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva early next year - ten days after president Mahmoud Ahmadienjad was in Brazilia. Last month, both he and Israeli president Shimon Peres visited the Brazilian capital.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 12, 2009, 11:03 AM (GMT+02:00)
German intelligence reports that Iranian scientists have successfully simulated the detonation of a nuclear warhead in laboratory conditions, in an effort to sidestep an underground nuclear test. debkafile's Iranian and intelligence sources report that this development is alarming because detonation is one of the most difficult technological challenges ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 10, 2009, 9:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
The loss of Dubai's big port facilities will expose Iran to the pain of sanctions. Abu Dhabi which is seeking the emirate's takeover promised Washington to shut the port to Tehran.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 10, 2009, 9:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
The stakes are rising sharply in the naval competition between Iran on the one hand and the US, the UK and other NATO countries which have a shipping presence in the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Aden and Red Sea off Yemen. America may need to deploy a second carrier.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 7, 2009, 10:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday, Dec. 2, that Iran will enrich uranium to 20 percent. Taunting Israel, he said: "The Zionist regime is nothing. Even its masters cannot do a damn thing." For Tehran the nuclear issue is "over." The Islamic republic will "not back down from its rights."