267 articles tagged "Russia"
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The Israeli Ankor (Sparrow) target missile
Israel conducts joint missile interception test with US in Mediterranean
DEBKAfile Special Report September 3, 2013, 2:37 PM (GMT+02:00)

The US and Israeli Tuesday, Sept. 3, carried out a joint anti-missile missile test in the Mediterranean ahead of possible Syrian-Hizballah reprisals against Israel and Jordan for a US military strike on Syria. The Israeli Ankor (Sparrow) served as the target missile. debkafile: The test indicated that President Barack Obama has upped his plans from “a narrow, limited” attack to a broader offensive for degrading the Assad regime. It also pointed to US-Israeli concurrence that Iran, Syrian and Hizballah were serious about their threats of retaliation.

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Iranian parliamentarian Ala-Eddin Borujerdi in Damascus
Iran, Russia advise Assad to transfer chemical stockpile to Tehran - to avert US attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2013, 9:59 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Iranian parliamentarians visiting Damascus Sunday, Sept. 1, advised Bashar Assad to move his chemical stockpile out of Syria for temporary storage in Tehran under Iranian and Russian military supervision, so as to ward off an American military strike, debkafile reveals. Chairman of the Majlis Foreign Affairs Committee Ala-Eddin Borujerdi suggested destroying the chemical arsenal as an alternative. Tehran wants to prevent a US attack on Syria – both to conceal the Iranian provenance of the nerve agents and to avoid any precedent for a strike against Iran.

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Barack Obama
A Limited US Strike on Syria Would Give Putin, Assad and Khamenei Upper Hand
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 30, 2013, 12:44 AM (GMT+02:00)

By promising to pull his punches, President Barack Obama gave America’s rivals, Russia, Iran and Syria the advantage in their bout over Syria – even before the punches were delivered.

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The US May Face a Russian Surprise and Iranian Cyber Ambush
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 30, 2013, 12:44 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Russians will not seek a military brush with the Americans but may seize Syrian territory to keep it safe in case Bashar Assad is forced to flee Damascus. The Iranians may try and disrupt US destroyers at sea by a cyber ambush of their systems.

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Barack Obama
Obama’s Nod to US Military Intervention in Syria - Held Back over Dispute with Saudis and Emirates
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 2, 2013, 12:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

Obama had finally approved military intervention in the Syrian conflict when the Saudis and the emirates vetoed his plans for fear they would lead to Syria’s disintegration instead of a unified Sunni state.

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Bashar Assad
Iran’s Challenge to Sunnis in Syria Raises Specter of Global Muslim War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 27, 2013, 11:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iran is stirring up Shiite-Sunni warfare in Syria to promote its drive for Middle East hegemony. Tehran is lighting a match that could raise up Sunni radicals like al Qaeda and send flames shooting across the Muslim world.

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Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin
Buildup for a US-Russian Military Clash in Syria, With Violent Side-Effects for Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 21, 2013, 12:12 AM (GMT+02:00)

In the five months up to the next Obama-Putin encounter, Washington and Moscow will pump up their military investment in either side of the Syrian conflict in the hope of tipping the scales.

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Bashar Assad
US Set to Aid Syrian Rebels. Russians Contrive Military Intervention
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 13, 2013, 10:20 PM (GMT+02:00)

Barack Obama has left it too late to change the course of the Syrian war by saving the rebels from defeat at the hands of the Syrian army. The Russians are already lined up counter-measures for stalling US aid to the rebels and step into its shoes.

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Tayyip Erdogan
Which Foreign Hand Stirred up Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s Troubles?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 7, 2013, 12:20 AM (GMT+02:00)

Russia and the West are suspected of stirring up Turkish dissent – the first to frustrate Turkish intervention in Syria, the second to ignite the Iranian street. The protesters will fight tooth and nail to upset his bid for the presidency with extended almost dictatorial powers.

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The Iranian-Russian-Iraqi-Hizballah Bloc is the Winning Formula behind Assad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 7, 2013, 12:20 AM (GMT+02:00)

Bashar Assad could hardly lose the war with the hefty backing of Russia, Iran, Iraq and Hizballah. Hizballah tilted the fighting against the rebels, while Iraq is feeding his war chest with billions of petrodollars.

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Israel's Arrow II missile interceptor
Israeli Arrow II ready for Syrian missiles. US Patriots for Jordan. Moscow backs Hizballah
DEBKAfile Special Report June 2, 2013, 12:07 PM (GMT+02:00)

The IDF has disclosed that Israeli Arrow II missile batteries stand ready to intercept Syrian missiles launched against Israel. debkafile reports close coordination between the Israeli Arrow and US Patriot deployments in Jordan and Turkey.

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Russia Slaps down Tentative Western Military Moves for Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 30, 2013, 11:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

Moscow’s strong military momentum on Bashar Assad’s behalf includes the positioning of Russian troops within easy reach of Syria. But are Russian missiles a match for the Israeli Air Force? Only real combat can provide the answer.

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Russian Syrian military drill
Israeli forebodings over widening Russian-Hizballah-Iraqi intervention in Syria
DEBKAfile Special Report May 29, 2013, 1:23 PM (GMT+02:00)

The widening military intervention by Russia, Iran, Hizballah and latterly Iraq has turned Syria’s civil war into a Russian-West contest and is propelling Iran up to the top regional power spot. All four are winning by default against an unresisting US-led West and Israel.

 

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Dmitry Rogozin
Has Russia Cracked the Codes of the American Missile Intercept Warning Systems?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2013, 11:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

Russia has claimed it has penetrated the US missile shield and it no longer poses a military threat to Moscow. If this is true, Israel and the Gulf emirates are exposed to Iranian ballistic missiles unless because their early warning systems are integrated in the US network.

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Damascus blasted by Israeli rockets
US set to act on Syria, which threatens war of attrition
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 6, 2013, 12:05 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israel insists its  air force attacks on Syria targeted Hizballah and its Iranian weapons shipments. This does not cover explain the targeting Sunday, May 5, of Mt. Qassioun, moving Assad to threaten a war of attrition. The US plans to follow the Israeli operation with arms supplies for Syrian rebels and US air strikes.

 

 

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Moscow and Hizballah Team up, Use Lebanon as Their Syrian War Backyard
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 3, 2013, 12:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

The big news on Syria this week is the surreptitious pact forged in Beirut by Russia’s visiting deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov witgh Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah which covers their collaboration in the war for keeping Bashar Assad in power and guarantees Hizballah a Russian shield against a potential Israeli ...

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Kim Jong-Un
US Moves in Korean Crisis Watched Keenly by Xi Jinping, Putin, Khamenei and Assad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 5, 2013, 12:42 AM (GMT+02:00)

Amid detailed coverage of Korean crisis through North Korean and American moves, important Chinese and Russian military movements are ignored. Moscow and China are unlikely to bring Kim Jong-Un to heel until Washington agrees to link the Korean case to its disputed policies on Iran and Syria.

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The Most Coveted Spoils in the Middle East: Gas Pipelines
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 5, 2013, 12:42 AM (GMT+02:00)

As Israeli offshore gas came on stream, the jockeying for a stake was in full spate. Netanyahu is believed to have been hustled by Washington into picking Turkey as Israel’s energy partner rather than Russia.

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Rebels Launch New High-Tech Anti-Tank, Anti-Air Weapon in Damascus Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 5, 2013, 12:42 AM (GMT+02:00)

The rebel fighters’ newly-acquired antitank guided missiles-ATGM (of both Russian and American manufacture) are knocking over the T-72 tanks of the 4th Republican Guard Division and the 3rd Division, the backbone of the capital’s defenses, while their portable MANPAD air defense systems have brought practically all takeoffs and landings ...

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Iran and Russia Double Their Arms Airlifts for Syrian Army
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 29, 2013, 12:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

Iran and Russian step up their cooperation for boosting Assad’s army with continuous airlifts of war materiel, landed close to the war arenas against a prospective Western invasion of Syria. This could bring US and Israeli troops into direct confrontation with Iranian combatants.

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