DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2007, 2:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
This week, Iran's soft-soap campaign on its nuclear program won valuable support from the heads of the international Atomic Energy Agency, even though the UN watchdog still cannot determine that Iran's nuclear activities are transparent or peaceful.
Even after listening for four years to Tehran's evasions, untruths and prevarications on its ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 9, 2007, 3:12 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Iran sources reveal that Fatah and Hamas representatives have launched secret talks to patch up their quarrel. Their first session took place in Stockholm Sunday, July 8, under the guiding hands of the Iranian and Saudi ambassadors.
Hamas sent operations chief Imad al Alami from Damascus to face ...
The US military allows Iranian diplomats first visit to five Iranians detained by US forces in January <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 9, 2007, 9:44 AM (GMT+02:00)
Six months ago, the five were taken into custody in Irbil, in northern Iraqi Kurdistan and charged with being Revolutionary Guards agents working with Iraqi insurgents. Iran insists they are diplomats. Iran's ambassador Hassan Kazemi-Qomi said the visit which lasted several hours was "a step forward and positive."
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Right of appeal to Libyan agent was partly influenced by suspicions that Iran and Syria, not Libya, planned 1988 Lockerbie bombing<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2007, 2:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
June 28, the Scottish Criminal Cases Commission granted former Libyan agent Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, serving a 27-year sentence, the right to appeal his conviction six years ago for planning the attack, saying the "applicant may have suffered a miscarriage of justice."
debkafile's counter-terror sources disclose the Scottish commission's ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 3, 2007, 1:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
Ephraim Sneh handed the post of deputy defense minister to his successor, Ret. Gen. Matan Vilnai, this week with some disturbing charges against the government he was quitting.
Israel is not prepared to handle threats from Iran [missiles and potentially nuclear weapons] because the government headed by Ehud Olmert is ...
<span class="dnw">DEBKA-Net-Weekly</span> confirms Iranian Revolutionary Guards incursion of southern Iraq<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 2, 2007, 8:44 AM (GMT+02:00)
Exclusive details of the size of the incursion and what Tehran is up to will be disclosed in the coming issue of DEBKA-Net-Weekly.
The heightened prospects of a Syrian-Hizballah clash with Israel is part of the same approaching showdown.
Exclusive disclosures on these issues appear in the latest More...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: At least three Iranians killed in petrol rationing riots underlining the oil-rich country's fuel vulnerability<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2007, 8:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
At only two hours notice, Tehran Tuesday, June 26, announced the rationing of gas for Iran's private motorists to 100 liters per month as a war measure. This led to riots and the torching of gas stations across the country, including the capital.
The Islamic Republic has resorted to three ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: If attacked, Tehran will strike US and Israeli interests worldwide, says an Iranian official. Oil may hit $250<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2007, 5:15 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's deputy interior minister on security, Mohammad Bager Zolghadr, issued this warning Sunday, June 10, with an eye on the joint US-Israel air maneuver which began the same day in the Negev. The unusually explicit threat by a senior Iranian official was prompted, say debkafile's Tehran sources, by ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 14, 2007, 12:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
14 June: Hamas seizes control of strategic Philadelphi enclave on Egyptian border and all Gaza's border crossings with Egypt and Israel. At least 35 people died in the fighting Wednesday. Any international force in Gaza will be resisted in the same way as an Israeli occupation army, said a Hamas ...
ElBaradei cancels meeting with Iranian negotiator after Tehran reneges on pledge to provide sensitive information on its program<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 14, 2007, 8:49 AM (GMT+02:00)
The meeting was to have taken place at the nuclear watchdog IAEA board meeting which began in Vienna Monday. The IAEA director Mohamed ElBaradei said: "The facts on the ground indicate that Iran continues steadily to perfect its knowledge relevant to enrichment and to expand the capacity of its enrichment ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 12, 2007, 1:12 PM (GMT+02:00)
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Russian president Vladimir Putin put teeth in his threats and his cynically helpful alternative suggestions regarding the deployment of US missile defenses in Poland and the Czech Republic.
DEBKA-Net-Weekly 304 disclosed on June 8 that the week before the G8 opened ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Ahmadinijad's bluster boosted by secret deal for North Korean Taep'o-dong-2 ballistic missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 10, 2007, 8:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran and North Korea are in advanced negotiations for Tehran's purchase of Taep'o-dong-2 ballistic missiles, whose estimated range is 3,500-4,000 km., debkafile's exclusive intelligence sources report. Delivery was promised for late July or early August. US Vice President Richard Cheney informed Saudi King Abdullah of this development during ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2007, 12:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's intelligence and Middle East sources take a look at the actions behind the words issuing from Damascus officials affirming Syria's willingness to go into peace talks with Israel.
During most of last week, two high-ranking Iranian delegations spent time in Damascus. One was composed of generals who held ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2007, 7:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
This finding by the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna Wednesday sets the stage for new sanctions.
US and European powers are to file a complaint against IAEA director Mohamed ElBaradei for his softened approach on Iran's nuclear progress.
Last week, the nuclear watchdog's director said ahead his latest report to ...
UN nuclear watchdog says Iran has begun enriching uranium on a far larger scale after solving most technological problems - NY Times
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2007, 5:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile reports: Iran's nuclear leap catches the Bush administration preparing to start pulling US troops out of Iraq and embarking on an ultra-sensitive dialogue with Iran. Washington says the talks with Tehran will be confined to the Iraq crisis. However, they are bound to range over other issues, ...
Ahmadinejad threatens severe retaliation if the US attacks his country over its nuclear program <br/><br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2007, 4:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
He spoke at a news conference in the United Arab Emirates Monday after leading an anti-American rally at which he blamed America for the region's instability.
The Iranian president was warmly welcomed by Gulf emirate's rulers two days after a visit by US vice president Dick Cheney. debkafile reports ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 15, 2007, 9:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
The American side will be led by ambassdor to Iraq Ryan Crocker. A spokesman in Tehran said the talks would aim at establishing peace and security in Iraq.
Its latest issue, DEBKA-Net-Weekly disclosed Friday, May 11, that the US and Iran had decided to open talks. Tehran has submitted ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2007, 9:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Kayhan newspaper accuses Esfandiari of spying for US and Israel and trying to incite a "velvet revolution" in Iran. All charges are denied by her husband Shaul Bakhash. Iran's foreign ministry said she would be treated like other Iranian national.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Frontrunner as next Revolutionary Guards chief threatens US world interests and Israel if Iran is attacked
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 30, 2007, 10:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Mohammad Baqer Solghadr, deputy interior minister, has been tagged for this top post by Iranian leaders engrossed in war preparations, according to debkafile's Iranian sources. He told the official Iranian news agency IRNA Thursday: "Nowhere would be safe for America ...we can fire tens of thousands of missiles ...