Putin warned of plot to assassinate him during Tuesday visit to Tehran - Interfax from unnamed security source<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 14, 2007, 11:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
The source reported several gangs of suicide bombers had been set up to murder the Russian president during his visit to Iran. He is due to meet President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and attend a Caspian Sea summit, the first Russian head of state to visit Iran. The Kremlin said Putin's travel ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: Russians employed at Iran's Bushehr nuclear reactor suddenly depart in a body, according to local Arab sources
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 1, 2007, 11:32 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Khorramshar News Agency, which is published by the ethnic Arab underground of Iran's oil-rich Khuzestan, reported early Oct. 1 that the entire staff of Russian nuclear engineers and experts employed in building the nuclear reactor at Bushehr had abruptly packed their bags Friday, Sept. 28, and flew back to ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 28, 2007, 12:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
His attendance at the Caspian Asian Summit will occasion brass-tacks talks with Iranian leaders, including the signing of a document to finish and fuel the long-delayed Bushehr nuclear reactor. He will also drum up friends and influence in the Caspian-Central Asian region.
debkafile's Exclusive Report below takes a close ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 23, 2007, 2:32 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's suspect nuclear program is further polarizing the big powers.
As American and European officials discussed a third round of UN Security Council sanctions, Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, more pugnacious than ever, addressed a military parade Sat. Sept. 22 marking the 27th anniversary of the onset of the Iraq-Iran war of ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 31, 2007, 9:32 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Russian Air Force is not up to carrying out the Russian president's order to renew long-range nuclear bomber flights
The latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly lays bare the sorry state of Russia's air force and aviation industry.
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Russo-Chinese war game brought Chinese commando and air units onto Russian soil for the first time<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 24, 2007, 9:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
On Aug. 3, DEBKA-Net-Weekly 312 carried an exclusive report on the Peace Mission 2007 exercise run simultaneously from command centers 3,000 kilometers apart in Russia and China. Friday, Aug. 17, President Vladimir Putin, while watching the exercise with China's Hu Jintao, announced his order for the resumption of regular ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 19, 2007, 2:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Russian president made this announcement, evoking shades of the Cold War, Friday, Aug. 17, in the presence of China's Hu Jintao at the end of the first joint Russian-Chinese war games exercise taking place on Russian soil. debkafile reports that a Russian military train transported Chinese units ...
Terror probe launched into explosion which derailed 12 Moscow-St. Petersburg train cars, injuring 60 people, some critically<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 16, 2007, 9:13 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile: The high-speed, luxury Nevsky Express is used by corporate and other high officials for 4h.42m commutes between the capital and Russia's second largest city. Investigators must establish whether the luxury train was sabotaged by Chechen terrorists or some other domestic dissident group opposed to Vladimir Putin and ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2007, 11:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
Officials in Tbilisi say two Russian Su-24 fighters violated its air space Monday night and dropped a guided air-to-surface missile weighing 700 kg on a Georgian village near its breakaway region of South Ossetia, whose claim to independence Moscow is accused of supporting. Relations are badly strained between the two ...
After Abbas-Putin talks in Moscow, Russian official says his government does not plan meeting with Hamas leaders any time soon<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 5, 2007, 1:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
First Dep. Foreign Minister Andrei Denisov said Tuesday, July 31: "We have downgraded ties with Hamas, maintaining contacts with the pragmatic goal of influencing it directly and indirectly and encouraging the parties to resume dialogue."
debkafile: This does not represent a change in Moscow's two-pronged Palestinian policy as ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 31, 2007, 9:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report: The SA-400 Triumf, (codenamed SA-21 Growler), a battalion of which will be positioned around Moscow on Aug. 6, is the most advanced air defense system in the world. The haste with which these missiles are being stationed around the Russian capital shows President Vladimir ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 10, 2007, 5:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
A majority of 341 deputies of the Russian parliament passed a bill Friday authorizing the company to establish an autonomous military force to guard Gazprom's oil and gas fields and pipeline network.
debkafile adds: President Vladimir Putin, who uses the company as a key tool of Kremlin foreign and ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Moscow supplies Iran's Bushehr reactor with long-withheld nuclear fuel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 19, 2007, 1:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
The fuel delivery, which could bring forward Tehran's threat to Israel, arrived in Bushehr 24 hours before Israel successfully launched its new military imaging Ofeq-7 satellite into orbit.
DEBKA-Net-Weekly 304 revealed June 8 that the delivery left the JSC Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant June 203, the week before the ...
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: 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 ...