790 articles tagged "Iran"
Saud al Faisal and Khaled Meshaal
Riyadh Blames US for Its Missing the Speeding Train
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 ...

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Iran's opposition leader Mousavi in defiant pledge to die for the cause<br/>
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 ...
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Irans' opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi
Iran's opposition leader Mousavi ready to die
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. Iran was in serious crisis, he said and condemned the authorities' bloody crackdown against protesters. A day earlier, tanks, armored cars and Revolutionary Guards special units took up positions in central Tehran. Neither Mousavi nor Medhi Karroubi have been seen since ...

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Iran's spiritual ruler Ali Khamenei
EXPOSED: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's secret, not so holy life
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. ...

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Ashura rioters in Tehran
Iran reels toward popular counter-revolution
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 ...

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Too late to stop Tehran, Obama aims to stifle an Israeli attack
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 ...
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Iran reels toward popular-religious uprising amid spiraling bloodshed
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 ...
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First Expose of Iran's Seven Hellhole Prisons
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.
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Netanyahu goes into White House
Obama gives Iran another year's grace for nuclear dialogue
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.
Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave the US president another six months for diplomacy up to mid-2010 without the threat of military action when they met at the White House November 9.
 

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If attacked, Iran wants Syria to hit back at Israel. Damascus hedges
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 ...
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Brazil to sell Iran raw uranium, expand nuclear ties<br/>
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.
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Iran successfully simulates nuclear warhead detonation - report<br/>
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 ...
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Iran May Lose Its Back Door for Beating Sanctions
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. 

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Iran Is Poised to Plug the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf in War
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.

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Ahmadinejad taunts Israel, says Iran will enrich uranium to 20 percent
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."
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Spiritual ruler Khamenei clips Ahmadinejad's wings<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 7, 2009, 12:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
In a sudden about-turn, Iran released five British yachtsmen Wednesday, Dec. 2, a week after their capture off the Persian Gulf island of Sirri. They were towed into international waters and arrived in Dubai later that afternoon.
debkafile's Iranian sources report that this was one of the few instances ...
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Iran hits back for IAEA censure by launching proxy military action against US, UK
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2009, 8:56 AM (GMT+02:00)
Reduced Iranian cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency is the least of the troubles Tehran has in store for the West. debkafile's counter-terror sources report that Iran Sunday, Nov. 29, moved toward a military confrontation with the United Sates and Britain when its parliament earmarked $20 million ...
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Iran threatens to end cooperation with the IAEA, quit NPT
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 3, 2009, 8:59 AM (GMT+02:00)
Tehran may well break off cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency-IAEA and withdraw from the Non-Proliferation Treaty after the IAEA's 35-nation board of governors Friday, Nov. 27 approved a resolution voicing serious concern about its failure to comply with international obligations and referring the issue to the UN Security ...
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Iran plans to charge five British yachtsmen as spies
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 2, 2009, 8:05 AM (GMT+02:00)
Tehran is thinking in terms of prosecuting the five British yachtsmen seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guards naval commandos on their way from Bahrain to Dubai last month. Tuesday, Dec. 1, Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaie, president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's chief of staff said: "The judiciary will decide about the five... but naturally Iran will ...
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Iran tests nuclear site defenses: Stage One a washout
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 29, 2009, 2:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
From the word go on Sunday, Nov. 22, Iran's five-day drill demonstrated that its air force and air defense units were unequal to their mission of keeping the skies over its nuclear sites clear of incoming strike aircraft, debkafile's military and Iranian sources report. In conditions of real ...
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