1028 articles tagged "Iran"
Saudis, Israelis Coordinate Military Steps to Face Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017

The two governments are now working on practical, operational steps.

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Iran Makes Oman Main Way-Station for Smuggling Arms to Yemeni Rebels
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017

Albeit a member of the GCC, Oman is supporting Iran against Saudis.

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Iran Upgrades Scuds for Houthi Barrage against Riyadh
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2017

When engineers can add 100km to their range, the barrage will begin.

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Trump & Netanyahu agree: Israel-Gulf peace first
DEBKAfile Special Report February 15, 2017

Trump reacted positively to Netanyahu’s proposal to broaden the Israeli-Palestinian peace process into a regional effort as a “very important” new idea which he believed could succeed. “I believe we will have a deal that is better than many Israelis think.” 

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US-Russian steps vs Iran await new NSC chief
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 14, 2017

Michael Flynn’s resignation as National Security Adviser Feb. 13 was a catastrophe for the Middle East. He charted a US-Russian partnership whose core objective was to clip Iran’s wings as premier Middle East power conferred by Barack Obama. 

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Ahead of Netanyahu-Trump talks, Abbas woos Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 13, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas pivots towards Iran in a move to pre-empt a US embassy move to Jerusalem, and the friendly talks between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

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Coming Trump-Putin-Erdogan deal rumbles thru ME
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 11, 2017

Trump is determined to knock Iran off its pedestal, but will tax the Israeli prime minister with a demand for the IDF to take part in the war on ISIS, alongside Arab armies, as an opening for peace diplomacy.

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Iran Sneaks Behind Russia’s Back to Steal the Syrian Show
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

Iran is building shadow institutions in Damascus ready to sabotage Russian positions.

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Israel’s inaction in Syria may open Golan to Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 6, 2017

Since Netanyahu's rhetoric is not backed by military action, Israel has little say in what happens next in Syria, and little clout for keeping Iran and Hizballah out of the Golan.

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US special operations forces in Yemen
Yemen shapes up for US-Iran military clash
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 5, 2017

Eight armies are fighting for dominance in Yemen. Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) elements, most acting as advisers to the Houthi rebels, intervene actively from time to time. A US special forces intervention cannot be ruled out.

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Trump: New Iran sanctions, USS Cole to Red Sea
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 3, 2017

A fresh round of sanctions was followed by the posting of the USS Cole to the Red Sea. Tehran or its Middle East proxies, such as the Lebanese Hizballah, may well hit back in Syria or by limited military strikes against US allies, Riyadh and Tel Aviv.

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Surprise Zigzag: Trump and Saudi King Agree to Test Iran on Détente - First
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2017

Last attempt to bring Iran round from aggression to dialogue and saved from US punishment.

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Russia wins Eritrean Base Facing China’s Rising Naval Outpost in Djibouti
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2017

The Assab base is a link in Russia’s network of military bases in Syria and Libya.

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Trump’s NSC Shakes up World Regional Map to Reflect New Orientations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2017

His political and security orientation is reflected in a North African and Mid East reshuffle.

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Trump’s Landmark Decision to Join Forces with Russia – First in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2017

The US and Russia will start their collaboration in Syria to test how it works for other places.

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Putin Picks up Trump’s Ball, Pushes Iran out of Syria at Astana Conference
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2017

This was the highlight of the Astana conference which few reported.

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Mystery blasts in Damascus: Syria accuses Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 13, 2017

There were two unclaimed explosions in Damascus overnight Thursday and early Friday (Jan.12-13) – one at an officers club in Damascus and the second at Mezzeh airport, which Syria alleged was the work of the new Israeli S-35 stealth aircraft firing across the border from a point over the Sea of Galilee. There was no claim to either of the attacks.

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Saudis Remit $3 Billion to Lebanese President Aoun to Win Him Away from Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017

The delivery timeline depends on how fast he distances himself from Iran and Hizballah.

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Syria ready for truce, Assad stays, US is left out
DEBKAfile Special Report December 29, 2016

The Russian-Turkish initiative brings the Syria war the closest it has ever been to conclusion. Its success will be tested by a ceasefire at midnight on Thursday, Sept. 29, and the coming peace talks in Kazakhstan.

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Who’s afraid of Donald Trump in the Middle East?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 19, 2016

Not much can be ascertained about President-elect Donald Trump’s future Middle East policies except that they will be different from those of Barack Obama – especially on Iran. His global stance will certainly not be shaped in Moscow.

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