64 articles tagged "Persian Gulf"
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Barack Obama
Obama Now Wants America to Be Regional Cop
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 5, 2010, 1:14 AM (GMT+02:00)

 

In a sharp policy reversal, Barack Obama has picked up the old US role of Arabian Gulf defender. He has seized on Gulf fears of Iran's ambitions to restore the US military presence "inside the horizon" with Saudi Arabia's blessing.

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The other face of Dubai's financial meltdown
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 9, 2009, 5:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKA-Net-Weekly finds enormous political and military potential in the collapse of the Persian Gulf's dreamboat economy for turning around at least one major international crisis and bringing tectonic change to the oil-rich Gulf region.
These startling after-effects were revealed in our latest issue, out last Friday.
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Kuwait government sets up emergency team to prepare for an Iran-US military conflict
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 24, 2007, 1:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Deputy Saleh Ashour reported Tuesday that the Kuwait cabinet had formed a team to draw up plans to keep the country running during a war. Parliament will be briefed.
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US-Led Military Thrust Focuses Heavily on Broad Naval Deployment
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 30, 2006, 11:53 AM (GMT+02:00)
Hundreds of US and allied war ships foregathered in the strategic seas of the Middle East and India in the last days of October 2006 for two primary missions: To prepare for a US-led military strike against Iran which has stepped up its uranium enrichment program with a second centrifuge ...
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Oil-Rich Gulf States Placed on Al Qaeda's Front Burner
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 1, 2005, 3:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
In a belated iron clampdown, Kuwait's security forces have waged four bloody gun battles with al Qaeda gangs in less than a month. Oman has rounded up several hundred "Islamists" in the same period. Over the weekend, Jordan and Saudi Arabia went on terror alert to hunt down a group ...
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Iranian Death Train Thought Sabotaged
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 20, 2004, 5:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Little credence is given in Tehran to the official claim that the colossal train explosion which killed at least 300 people and struck five villages in the northeast Khorassan province Wednesday, February 18, was caused by colliding wagons carrying industrial chemicals, fertilizers, diesel fuel and cotton. Such flammable freights are ...
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Iran Builds Cruise Missile
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 6, 2004, 8:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary regime last month marked the 25th anniversary of its victory over the Shah by launching a sophisticated missile dubbed Raad and its accompanying advanced radar system designated DM-3b. Minister of defense Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani led the ceremony in full naval dress uniform.
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Crackdowns in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kenya, Blunted Al Qaeda Mega-Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 16, 2003, 1:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
mg class="picture" src="/dynmedia/pictures/Flightter.jpg" align="left" border="0">Al Qaeda had fixed on last week to launch its most devastating simultaneous mega-terror offensive since September 11, 2001, in several countries of the Red Sea, Persian Gulf and East Africa. However, sweeping, timely counter-action blunted its impetus. Revealing this, debkafile's exclusive counter-terror sources ...
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US Accumulates Evidence of Iran's Nuclear Violations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2003, 4:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Washington sources reveal that the Americans have turned up increasing indications that Iran is marching forward with its clandestine nuclear programs, which are the subject of the current International Atomic Energy Agency board meeting in Vienna on Monday and Tuesday, June 16 and 17. The board is ...
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They left their Jaguars and Ferraris at home...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 24, 2003, 8:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
The largest contingent so far of soldiers from neighboring Gulf countries arrived in Kuwait on Sunday, February 23. Despite snide remarks that troops from the oil rich sheikhdoms would turn up driving their own Jaguars and Ferraris, several hundred ground troops, sailors and airmen from the United Arab Emirates arrived ...
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Iraq-al Qaeda Partnership to Target Gulf Oil Fields
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2003, 2:32 PM (GMT+02:00)
Blix-ElBaradei arms inspection reports to the UN Security Council on their Iraq mission get briefer, more non-committal and less related to reality on the ground. Not surprisingly, their latest "findings" as presented on Friday, February 14, failed to dent established views; the advocates and the opponents of military action against ...
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Blix, ElBaradei Unravel Resolution 1441
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 20, 2003, 11:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
Two senior UN officials, chief arms inspector Hans Blix and nuclear controller Mohamed ElBaradei, handed Saddam Hussein an epic diplomatic victory Monday, January 20 - no doubt acting on a nod from UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. They gained the Iraqi ruler yet a further stay of military action until ...
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Pandemic Potential in Mid East Bio Warfare
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 23, 2002, 1:15 PM (GMT+02:00)
The 39 Scud surface missiles that Iraq fired at Israel in 1991 carried conventional warheads. Today, a CIA document is reported that, in the first Gulf War, Saddam Hussein contemplated a biological attack but gave it up when three Iraqi air force Mig warplanes sent to test the opposition's defensives ...
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Blix Is Too Late
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2002, 7:28 AM (GMT+02:00)
UN Security Council resolution 1441 of November 8 gave the arms inspectors in Iraqi the right to interview in private any individual with information on the forbidden programs - if necessary by taking them and their families out of the country. However last week, Chief UN arms inspector Hans Blix ...
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Iran Hides Two Big Nuclear Facilities - Subcontracts for North Korea
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2002, 8:18 AM (GMT+02:00)
North Korea secretly transferred its nuclear manufacturing facilities to the Islamic Republic. Specifically, North Korean plant for the production of all the essential components of the North Korean bombs, including equipment for uranium enrichment, was shifted lock, stock and barrel to Iran, where production has been taking place at two ...
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Will bin Laden give Saddam a bolt-hole?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 27, 2002, 12:30 PM (GMT+02:00)
Like a fox that hears the baying of the hounds, Saddam Hussein is reported to be in indirect negotiation with Osama bin Laden over a bolt-hole for a quick escape. He believes that no one but the Islamist terrorist can provide him with an extra-territorial base complete with partner to ...
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Saudi Interior Minister's fund enriches al Qaeda's war chest
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2002, 7:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
Efforts have been underway in Washington in the run-up to the war in Iraq to improve Saudi Arabia's standing in the eyes of the American public and repair some of the damage caused its reputation by the discovery that 15 of the 19 suicidal hijackers that carried out the 9/11 ...
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Battle for Tigris, Euphrates Rivers of S. Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 9, 2002, 7:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
Both the US-UK-Iranian alliance and Iraq have in the last two weeks beefed up their elite units in southeastern Iraq. The US-led assault force has two primary missions:
A. Within the 60 days assigned to the UN inspectors for completing their report, the troops aim to assert military control over all ...
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US Forces Tighten Military Noose on SE Iraq as UN Countdown Begins
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 9, 2002, 7:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
Friday, November 8, while international attention was fixed on the UN Security Council vote by 15 to nothing in favor of the US-UK-Ireland ultimatum to Iraq to disarm, US aircraft dropped hundreds of thousands of leaflets over Iraqi troop concentrations that are building up in southwest Iraq, calling on them ...
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Iran's Jewish Prisoners - Hostages to Its Trade Ties
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 2, 2002, 8:50 PM (GMT+02:00)
A small group of Iranian Jews - between three and eight - is missing.
After announcing their imminent release from jail, no one in the Islamic Republic now admits to knowing their whereabouts. DEBKA-Net-Weekly's Tehran sources have established that the men never reached their homes, leaving their families gravely ...
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