790 articles tagged "Iran"
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Thousands of Iranian Revolutionary Guardsmen deployed for crackdown on opposition
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2009, 8:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
Wednesday afternoon, June 17, armored convoys of Revolutionary Guard forces began rolling into Tehran from three directions to prevent supporters of the opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi assembling on the fifth day after the disputed presidential election, debkafile's Iranian sources report.
The confrontation between the regime and Iran's protest ...
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Iran pulls back and teeters again on brink of civil war
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2009, 7:41 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Khamenei-Ahmadinejad duo's grip on the regime is still challenged by four powerful faction leaders of the Islamic Revolution.
DEBKA-Net-Weekly's experts explored this fissure in its latest edition after Issue 400 revealed exclusively ahead of the June 12 election that one of the four, Hashemi Rafsanjani, had warned of ...
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Nuclear watchdog chief: Iran wants nuclear weapon for recognition as major power
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 21, 2009, 7:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
Dr. Mohammed ElBaradei said Wednesday, June 17: "it is my gut feeling that Iran would like to have the technology to enable it to have nuclear weapons - both as a message to their neighbors and the world, don't mess with us" and as the road to the prestige of ...
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Protesters in funereal black march silently in tense Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 20, 2009, 1:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
The tensely awaited opposition rally scheduled for Thursday, June 18, took place with hardly any incident. debkafile's Iranian sources suggest that the rival camps contesting the presidential election results - and in essence the future of the Iranian regime - appear to have agreed on a temporary truce ...
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Scores of casualties from ongoing Tehran clashes. Ballot recount but no new election
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 19, 2009, 12:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
While Iran's state media claim 7 killed in clashes in Tehran, debkafile's Iranian sources reported that by midday Tuesday, June 16, scores of casualties filled Tehran's Khatm el-Anbia hospital emergency rooms, wounded or killed by gunshots from ongoing clashes.
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Ahmadinejad's victory confounded Washington's calculations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 19, 2009, 9:23 AM (GMT+02:00)
A most puzzling aspect of the Iranian elections is the backing Washington and Western media gave opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi - even after he had clearly lost the presidential election Iran held Friday, June 12, to a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad landslide. The outcome was predetermined by the non-elected supreme ruler, ...
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Iran's opposition plans two demonstrations Wednesday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 17, 2009, 6:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
The protesters plan to stage rallies in Tehran Wednesday, June 17, in defiance of supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who asked the envoys of the four presidential election challengers to refrain from stirring up more tension. Five days after the vote, the unrest continues.



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Moussavi calls off supporters' rally to avoid more bloodshed<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 17, 2009, 12:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi told his supporters not to assemble in Tehran's main square Tuesday afternoon, June 16, as scheduled, shortly after a rally in support of the president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The authorities rounded up a group called by state TV "ringleaders of the current unrest in possession ...
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Can pro-Mousavi protest movement keep up momentum after first death?<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2009, 8:43 AM (GMT+02:00)
At least one person was killed by gunshots Monday, June 15, among the huge crowd of at least 100,000 which surged into Tehran's main square in support of Mir Hossein Mousavi's claim to have lost Iran's presidential election on June 12 to the incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by fraud. At first, ...
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Tehran: Ahmadinejad wins second presidential term up to 2013
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 12, 2009, 6:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
With most of the votes counted, the election committee chairman in Tehran before dawn Saturday awarded president Mahound Ahmadinejad a 66 percent victory over his main reformist challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi's 33 percent in Iran's highly-charged presidential election.
Earlier, Mousavi claimed to have toppled the president and alleged widespread irregularities.
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IAEA: Accelerated Iranian, Syrian enrichment out of control
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 12, 2009, 12:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
According to the calculations of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency in its new report, Iran will be able to produce one nuclear bomb by the end of this year, doubling that figure in 2010. They do not factor in the product of Iran's clandestine enrichment plants.
The IAEA admits its ...
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Iran's secret new Indian Ocean base
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 2, 2009, 5:13 PM (GMT+02:00)
Continuing its western thrust, Iran has secretly established a new base on an Indian Ocean shore, DEBKA-Net-Weekly reveals. Its secret location under the nose of the US Navy was revealed in our latest issue out Friday.
And also: How far is Iran behind North Korea, its nuclear Siamese twin, in ...
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Israel's Air & Missile Forces Could Wipe out Iran's Nuclear Sites<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2009, 7:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
The detailed report compiled by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington last month, complete with graphs and diagrams, has been reprinted in thousands of copies in Tehran. It is compulsory reading for its intelligence and Revolutionary Guards personnel because the Study on a Possible Israeli Strike ...
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North Korea warns South of military strike, no longer bound by 1953 Truce
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2009, 10:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Pyongyang announced early Wednesday, May 27, that its withdrawal from the truce that ended the Korean War in 1953 means that "the Korean peninsulas will go back to a state of war." Thousands of US troops are deployed in the buffer zone since the war ended.
US spy planes reported that ...
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Israel has no adequate interceptor for Iran's new long-range missile
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 20, 2009, 6:19 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that Israel, the US and Europe were taken aback by Iran's successful launch Wednesday, May 20, of a two-stage, solid-fueled 2,000-kilometer range missile, but most of all by the accuracy of its aim in destroying its target, as proudly claimed by Iranian president Mahmoud ...
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Iranian sources: Obama to free four Iranian "diplomats" as swap for US journalist <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 17, 2009, 9:32 PM (GMT+02:00)
According to debkafile's Iranian sources, US journalist Roxana Saberi was released as part of an exchange deal under which Washington agreed to free four senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers captured in Iraq in January 2007. Defined as "diplomats" by Tehran, they ran terror operations and covert arms ...
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Sudden cancellation of Ahmadinejad Latin American tour without explanation<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 9, 2009, 12:04 AM (GMT+02:00)
Sunday night, May 3, Iran's foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki announced the Iranian president would pay official visits to Brazil, Venezuela and Ecuador from May 7 to 8. Twenty four hours later, the tour was postponed "indefinitely" without explanation. Instead, Ahmadinejad will visit Damascus Tuesday. debkafile reported earlier that ...
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Iran canceled air show when Russia warned Israel planned to destroy all 140 warplanes<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 7, 2009, 5:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Iranian and intelligence sources disclose that Moscow warned Tehran Friday April 17 that Israel was planning to destroy all 140 fighter-bombers concentrated at the Mehr-Abad Air Force base for an air show over Tehran on Iran's Army Day the following day. The entire fleet was accordingly removed ...
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Ali Khamenei charges US military in Iraq, Israeli intelligence with attacks that killed Iranian pilgrims
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 29, 2009, 4:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
"The main suspects in this crime and crimes similar to that are American security and military forces," said Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Satuday, April 25, of the string of deadly bombs that left 155 dead in Iraq including dozens of Iranian pilgrims.
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Iran could produce first nuke in 60 days with 7,000 centrifuges working 24/7 - Western experts
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 26, 2009, 9:11 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources cite some Western intelligence and nuclear weapons experts as predicting that Iran could turn out nuclear weapons some time in the next 12 months.
This estimate is based on Tehran's announcement that 7,000 centrifuges are in operation to enrich uranium. If all those machines were ...
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