826 articles tagged "Iran"
Tehran's Mini-City: Scene of spies shootout
Rival Iranian spy factions shoot it out on Tehran's streets
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 27, 2010

On Aug. 23, just two days after Iran inaugurated its first nuclear reactor at Bushehr, debkafile's exclusive sources report a shootout in the streets of Tehran flared between rival intelligence factions of the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) - as mutual suspicions boiled over.
IRGC nuclear directors suspect politicians of betraying nuclear secrets to the West, while the MOIS sees disloyalty in the Ahmadinejad clique. The incident was blacked out by the regime.

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Barack Obama
Can Secret US-Russian Deal Extend to Containing Iran's Nuclear Aspirations?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 26, 2010

Obama has embarked on a new and dangerous track for bringing Iran to the negotiating table by interchanging tough measures with benefits. It looks now like heading for failure and ending with Iran acquiring a weapon.

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Saudi King Abdullah
He Sees Obama Blinding Himself to an Iranian-Russian Trap
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 26, 2010

The phone call between Saudi King Abdullah and President Barack Obama ended in a falling-out on almost all US Middle East policies. Abudllah sees Obama as blinding hiself to an Iranian-Russian trap.

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Hizballah has primitive Mohajer4 drone
Bomb kills head of Iran's military drone program
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 16, 2010

On Aug. 1, Reza Baruni, the father of Iran's military UAV program, died in a mighty explosion that destroyed his closely secured villa, debkafile reports exclusively. He lived in the high-scale neighborhood secluded for high Iranian officials in the southern town of Ahwaz in oil-rich Khuzestan.

Very few people in the country outside the top leaders and air force knew about his job and so his death was not generally appreciated as fatally stalling Iran's military drone program for many years.

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IDF prepare to defend border with Lebanon
Iranian intelligence officers tour Lebanese border, study IDF lines
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 7, 2010

Saturday morning, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman visited the site of the Lebanese-Israeli border clash of Tuesday, Aug. 1. debkafile reveals that Iranian intelligence and commando officers toured the border area 24 hours before him, part of a high-ranking Iranian delegation led by Ali Akbar Velayati which rushed to Beirut after the clash. Their Lebanese army escort included heads of the same 9th battalion which started the clash by shooting across the border and killing Lt. Col. Dov Harari.

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Bushehr
Drones Crash into Bushehr Reactor, Iranian UAV Program Chief Killed
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 6, 2010

A chain of unreported, mysterious attacks plague Iran. Drones crashed into the Bushehr reactor causing casualties, and a senior Iranian weapons director is assassinated.

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Fidel Castro
Iran Commits to Tit for Tat against New US Policy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 22, 2010

In the wake of Obama's policy departure, Iran is poised to strike back at America - either by a nuclear device, a naval attack, massive terror or US military targets in Iraq.

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Shahram Amiri
Shahram Amiri - an Iranian Intelligence Pawn
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 16, 2010

The CIA is busy sorting out how much data was real, how much planted in Shahram Amiri's six-year career as a US double agent - and how far US and allied policy-makers were misled about Iran's nuclear program.

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President Barack Obama
Tehran Seizes up over New US Sanctions. Over to Obama for More Initiatives
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 9, 2010

Tehran has found no way yet to translate verbal threats into counter-action against the new UN, US and European sanctions. Iran's regional standing set back by the UAE's betrayal.

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USS Nassau
Iran Fears Attack from Four Directions, including Caucasus and Central Asia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 2, 2010

The US and Russia accept each other's new military bases in Caucasus and Central Asia. Tehran is worried Moscow will turn a blind eye to a US-Israel attack on its nuclear facilities from the north, the south or the Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf.

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USS Nassau: More US naval-air-marine muscle off Iran
Third US carrier, 4,000 Marines augment US armada opposite Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 28, 2010

Washington has posted a third carrier opposite Iran's shores, debkafile's military sources report. It is supported by amphibious assault ships and up to 4,000 marines and sailors, bringing the total US strength in these waters to three carriers and 10,000 combat personnel.
Our sources add: In the face of the USS Nassau (LHA-4) Amphibious Ready Group 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit around the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea, Iran called off its "aid ship" to Gaza.

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South Korean Cheonan sunk by North torpedo
North Korea on war readiness. US-South prepare. Tehran watches
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 25, 2010

North Korean ruler Kim Jong-il has ordered his military to prepare for all-out war after Barack Obama sent the US military to work with Seoul to prepare for future aggression.
Military observers in the Korean Peninsula and Japan were predicting limited skirmishes on land, sea and air. Some sources found North Korea capable of going all the way to test-firing a nuclear warhead for the first time. Iran is following the crisis closely - and learning.

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Barack Obama
Friday, May 14: The Day Cold War II Was Launched
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 21, 2010

When Obama asks Medvedev to restrain Assad, instead of cooperating, Moscow announced new arms sales to Syria. The US President was then convinced that the US-Russian partnership was over.

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Mohammad Ali Jafari
Revolutionary Guards' "Nuclear Warlords" Move in
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2010

The top Guards echelon has split up the various nuclear and missile projects among themselves and their cliques and are racing each other for the finishing line. This contest has snatched the two programs out of Iranian central government control.

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Iran's Fajr-5 points at Israel
Iran test-fires same missiles as handed to Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 13, 2010

Iran wound up its biggest ever naval exercise Wednesday, May 12, by simultaneously firing 30 short-range, surface-to-surface Fajr missiles of the same types as the brand-new weapons in the Lebanese Hizballah's armory, debkafile's military sources report. This was Tehran's way of advising Israel of the heavily upgraded capabilities Hizballah has in store for the Jewish state.
The IDF is dismantling its large logistic bases and scattering essential stores among smaller, better protected facilities, logistics chief Brig. Gen. Nissim Peretz reports.

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Iranian Navy
The US Diego Garcia Base Is Shown to be in Tehran's Sights
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 7, 2010

Iran has sent its navy and air force to establish their first presence in the Indian Ocean in the course of a war game. They also practiced tactics for breaking a US blockade.

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Iranian Navy
Many Are Bluster and Fresh Paint - Some Are Real
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 30, 2010

Western intelligence has discovered that most of the missiles paraded in Tehran are fakes. But after witnessing the solid-fuel missiles, they suspect the real weapons may be hidden.

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Ehud Barak, Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen
Iran and Allies Plan a Middle East War This Summer
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 30, 2010

US military preparations under way to attack Iran's nuclear facilities in response to Iran's plans for sending its allies to attack Israel this summer.

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President Barack Obama
The Watchword of His Secret PPD Is "Prevention"
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 30, 2010

Even after signing the secret Presidential Policy Directive to prevent Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon, it is still not clear what option Barack Obama has chosen to achieve this, whether military or other means.

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Robert Gates and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Cold War or Muddle?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 23, 2010

Washington this week produced an epic flow of contradictions and confusion over its policy on Iran: By week's end, every visible option had been knocked over and the talk was of some kind of cold war against Tehran.

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