<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: US and Israel eye with concern Russian test-flight Tuesday of the modernized version of the Iskander-M tactical cruise missile
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 2, 2007, 9:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
Information has reached Israel that President Vladimir Putin is willing in principle to sell Iskander missiles to Syria, although no delivery date has been set.
The test is causing concern in Washington. US officials believe the Iskander-M is the new-generation missile to which Russian officials are referring as being capable ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2007, 9:01 AM (GMT+02:00)
Dimitri Nikoulinsky, 22, was found dead by his mother minutes after the assault by several men. He was repeatedly stabbed in the throat and other parts of his body. Nikoulinsky also taught at the local Beit Habad Yeshiva.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Iran acquires Russian-made air defense and anti-tank systems to repel a possible US attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2007, 11:02 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Pantsyr 1 (known in the West as SA-19 GRISOM) system is designed to engage aerial targets, including missiles; the Khrizantema (9M123), to strike advancing tank columns at long range and destroy bunkers.
The Israeli military fears Moscow is also planning to supply Syria and Hizballah with the sophisticated SA-9 ...
The Kremlin is considering active military response to America's planned anti-missile shield in eastern Europe<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2007, 10:10 AM (GMT+02:00)
Although Moscow's response has not been publicly spelt out, it is believed to include upgrading Russia's missile arsenal, putting more missiles on mobile launchers and moving its nuclear sub fleet to the North Pole.
Russia's parliament warns US planned "unilateral" missile defense system in E. Europe could re-divide the continent<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 8, 2007, 3:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
In a unanimous statement, the Duma said the missile shield deployments in Poland and Czech Republic could stir a renewed arms race and makes no sense in terms of countering threats - potential or imagined - from the Middle East and Asia.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2007, 11:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
The RIA-Novosty news service quotes Yury Baluyevsky, head of the armed forces' general staff as sayin Tuesday, April 3: Such an attack would have global implications. "Inflicting damage on Iran's military and industrial potential might be realistic, but winning [the war] is unachievable - its reverberations would be heard across ...
Russia's quest for insights on US decision-making reverts to Cold War levels - US counterintelligence official<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2007, 10:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
Joel Brenner, director of National Counterintelligence Executive, speaks of a new intensive assault by Moscow to gain insights into "the upper echelon of US political and military decision-making" rather than stealing secrets about sensitive US technology.
In a speech to the American Bar Association, Brenner said: "The Russians are back to ...
Russian defense ministry denies local media reports of US preparations to strike Iran in the first week of April <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2007, 10:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Russian media quoted military intelligence sources in Moscow.
Russia denies threatening nuclear delivery halt to Iran unless Tehran discontinues uranium enrichment <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2007, 1:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in Moscow Monday that any delivery delays are linked to financial disagreements with Tehran.
The New York Times reported the ultimatum was issued by the head of Russia's security council Igor Ivanov to Iran's deputy nuclear negotiator, Ali Hosseini Tas, in Moscow last week. ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2007, 11:49 AM (GMT+02:00)
Russia's nuclear power agency reported that some of the specialists who went to Iran to build the plant are leaving and subcontractors are also withholding equipment. Russian and Iran are embroiled in a row over payment for Moscow's services in Bushehr.
Russia announces indefinite delays in Bushehr nuclear project, accuses Iran of abusing its goodwill<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2007, 4:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
The contractor, Atomstroiexport Moscow, said the first fuel deliveries to Iran's nuclear reactor would not go ahead as planned this month and the September launch date would not be met
President Vladimir Putin promises countermeasures against proposed US missile defense sites in Poland and Czech Republic<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2007, 9:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
At his annual news conference Thursday, Feb. 1, Putin said: "Our experts don't believe Washington's claims that the proposed sites are intended to counter missile threats to Europe from Iran." Tehran's missiles, he argued, are not capable of reaching Europe. Russia's reaction, said Putin, would be "asymmetrical but highly efficient."
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 19, 2006, 1:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
Syrian president Bashar Asad arrived in Moscow Monday night, Dec. 18, with two items for his host, President Vladimir Putin: A shopping list for weapons and half a billion dollars put up by Iran - in cash if needed - to purchase Russian arms.
In recent months, Tehran has been ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 26, 2005, 1:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
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debkafile's sources close to the investigation report that Syrian president Bashar Assad has managed to hold back his strongman brother-in-law Gen. Assef Shawqat from interrogation at UN headquarters in Vienna as a suspect in the Hariri assassination. By Friday night, ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 10, 2005, 12:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
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Two generals were in Moscow on the same day, September 26: the head of Israel's National Security Council Maj.-Gen (Res.) Giora Eiland and the Syrian chief of staff General Ali Habib. ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 29, 2005, 11:42 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli officials are not sure what to make of Vladimir Putin's current Middle East tour, the first Russian president ever to initiate a visit to Jerusalem and the first world leader to call on Palestinian Authority leaders in Ramallah. Putin himself made much of the one million Israelis who understood ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 24, 2005, 1:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
Russian president Vladimir Putin and Syrian president Bashar Assad, who arrived in Moscow Monday, January 24, will sign a $70 million deal for the sale of 20 SA-18 Igla-S batteries mounted on Armored Personnel Carriers. debkafile's military sources now reveal that the Syrian missile sale is integral to ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2005, 7:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
Disturbing reports were coming out of the Russian capital Wednesday, January 12, about Russian president Vladimir Putin's plan to accede to Syria's request for advanced weaponry during president Bashar Assad's visit to Moscow on January 24. debkafile's US and Israeli security sources quickly contradicted reports that 18 Iskander-M ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 13, 2004, 3:30 PM (GMT+02:00)
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On September 10, DEBKA-Net-Weekly reported: The terrorists who ravaged the school and community of Beslan came from a direction startling enough to jolt Russian president Vladimir Putin into taking a hard look at the Islamic terror now rampant outside Chechnya - in at least ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 4, 2004, 6:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
The first cracks are marring the once rock-smooth relations of unity and obedience binding the fundamentalist terror network's various operational branches to the directives handed down by the top leaders. This fragmentation of al Qaeda into ungovernable entities allied with outside forces, embedded in civilian populations and targeting other civilians, ...