1013 articles tagged "Iran"
Ofek-11’s failure would hamper Israel’s intel ops
DEBKAfile Special Report September 15, 2016

The failure of the Ofek 11 spy satellite mission would not only mean hundreds of millions of dollars down the drain, but also indirect losses, incurred by the need to close airspace and territorial waters for the launch, as well as the wasted efforts of deploying fighter and reconnaissance planes as accompaniments and placing medical, rescue and hazardous material disposal units on alert.

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Hizballah units regroup on Israel’s Golan border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2016

A large Hizballah force is building up outside Quneitra, just 2km from the Golan border, under Iranian Revolutionary Guards command. They are preparing to open a second warfront against Israel.

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How Russian ran Air Base “Crisis” Is Used to Block US Drone Flights over Iran’s Nuclear Sites
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2016

Tehran profited from the Russian air base “crisis” to gain advanced missiles.

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Erdogan tells US: Stop backing the Kurds
DEBKAfile Special Report August 30, 2016

US-Turkish discord over the Turkish army’s onslaught on the Kurds of northern Syria reached a new low Wednesday, Aug. 30, when the presidential palace spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in Ankara: “The US must revise its policy of supporting Kurdish forces.”

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Under Turkish Guns and a US Sellout, Kurds Turn to Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016

Iraqi Kurds’ Barzani is due to visit Tehran in coming days to ask for protection.

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Ayatollah shoots down Putin’s high-flying Tupolev
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 22, 2016

A week after granting Russia the Nojeh airbase,Tehran snatched the concession back in a public rebuff for Moscow. The Russian mission “is finished  for now,” the ministry spokesman said.

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Tossing Syria, Ukraine Issues into US Elections Has Unforeseen Fallout
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

His new air base in Iran for air strikes in Syria is a major game-changer.

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After bombers, Russian S-400s for Iranian base
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 16, 2016

Russian giant Antonov An-124 air freighters are ready to take off Wednesday, Aug. 17, carrying an array of advanced S-400 and S-300 air defense missiles bound for the Russian air base just completed at Nojeh, 50 km from the western Iranian town of Hamedan 

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Putin-Erdogan deal deadlocks Aleppo, Manjib frays
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2016

Hizballah commits its elite Radwan Force to save the Syrian-Iranian Aleppo front from folding against rebel assault,after Moscow decided to withhold air cover in line with the new Putin-Erdogan deal in St. Petersburg. Putin also bowed to Erdogan’s demand on the Manjib front. 

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UAE with Saudi Backing Grabs Large Chunk of S. Yemen as Satellite
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

The UAE gains control of Gulf of Aden and Socotra archipelago as forward base.

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Israel’s let-down: Putin-Erdogan hook-up with Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2016

The talks between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Reccep Erdogen in St. Petersburg scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9, are causing trepidation among Israel’s policy-makers and military leaders. Turkey appears to have opted to quit ties with the US and NATO and line up with a Russian-Shiite front led by Tehran in preference to an anti-Iran Sunni alliance.

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Iran could have an operational nuke by 2017 end
DEBKAfile Special Expose August 6, 2016

The nuclear accord signed a year ago with Iran has become a hot US presidential campaign issue. On Thursday, Aug. 4, US President Barack Obama speaking at the Pentagon said the agreement “has worked exactly the way we said it would,” and even “Israeli defense officials are behind [it].” His contention was countered by the Israeli defense establishment in Tel Aviv.

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How a French-Saudi Scheme Tricked Palestinian Abbas into Fatally Provoking Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

France and Saudi Arabia tricked Abbas into meeting Iran’s deadliest enemy.

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Candidate Clinton Already Set for Cold War with Putin, Assad’s Ouster
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

Their first clash will center on Bashar Assad - in contrast to the Obama bid for partnership.

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Al Qaeda’s Operational Command Suddenly Lands in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

The notorious master terrorist Saif al-Adel arrives to take command of Syrian Nusra Front.

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Has the IDF hit the Basij forces commander General Naghdi?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 30, 2016

Iranian, Syrian and Hizballah sources are intimating that the “Syrian officer” injured on July 26 in Quneitra by Israel’s double Nimrod’ missile shot was none other than Revolutionary Guards Gen. Muhammad Resa Naghdi, head of the Basij, a pillar of the Iranian ayatollahs’ regime. 

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Ties with ISIS? Apocalyptic but Plausible for Erdogan’s Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2016

By radicalizing Turkey, he is carving out a role as rival to Khamenei and al-Baghdadi.

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Russian arms for Hizballah cross Israel’s red line
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 24, 2016

President Vladimir Putin turns aside all Israel’s complaints about Russian arms supplies to Iran’s Lebanese proxy, Hizballah, which Israel sees as crossing a red line.

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Iranian refugee kills 9 in Munich mall. ‘No motive”
DEBKAfile Special Report July 23, 2016

For seven hours the authorities of the leading European power were paralyzed over how to handle the massacre of nine Germans at he Olympia shopping mall of Munich by an 18-year old Iranian German Friday night, July 22 without uttering the words “Islamic” or “jihadist” – or even “terror.” The gunman, who killed himself far from the crime scene, arrived in Germany from Iran two years ago.

 

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Drone over N. Israel: Iranian with stolen US apps
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2016

The UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) that flew on July 17 over northern Israel was a “Yasir’ drone made in Iran that was launched from a Hizballah base in Syria’s Qalamoun Mountains, some 60km from central Golan. 


 

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