536 articles tagged "Syria"
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IAEA wants to inspect three secret Syrian nuclear sites
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 16, 2009, 10:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
The new IAEA report on Iran's formerly secret uranium enrichment site at Fordo near Qom also includes a section on Syria and a demand to inspect suspicious sites there too. The inspectors clearly suspect both Tehran and Damascus of concealing from the UN nuclear watchdog secret facilities related to nuclear ...
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Syria, Iraq recall ambassadors in falling-out over Damascus' terror haven
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2009, 10:54 AM (GMT+02:00)
Damascus has turned aside a demand from Baghdad to extradite two Iraqi Baathist leaders (Saddam Hussein's party) believed to have orchestrated from their base in eastern Syria the deadly coordinated bombing attacks which rocked the Iraqi capital on Aug. 19, killing 100 people and leaving more than 1,000 injured. This ...
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Assad slams the door on Obama and on talks with Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 23, 2009, 5:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Syrian ruler Bashar Assad has publicly rejected Barack Obama's overtures for a Washington-Damascus detente - which was supposed to hinge on detaching Syria from Iran - and blocked the path to peace talks with Israel. Next week, Assad flies to Tehran, announcing his purpose is to strengthen ties between ...
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Japan: Secret Syrian-Iranian-NKorean missile-test fails, kills 20 Syrians
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 21, 2009, 8:36 AM (GMT+02:00)
Japanese intelligence has learned that in late May, Iran, Syria and North Korea secretly test-launched in southern Syria a new short-range ballistic missile developed jointly by Pyongyang, Tehran and Damascus as a substitute for the outdated Scuds still in use in their armed forces, debkafile's military sources report. ...
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Obama kowtows to Damascus while Syria rigs Lebanese poll<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 12, 2009, 12:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
In less than a month after US president Barack Obama renewed sanctions against Syria over the Assad regime's involvement in terrorism. Another of his envoys, George Mitchell, is on his way to Damascus to explore the chances of renewed Syrian-Israeli peace talks. A US military delegation will discuss the expanded ...
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Three Syrian officers suspected in Hariri murder go missing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 5, 2009, 10:50 AM (GMT+02:00)
Monday, March 30, the international court prosecuting the four-year old assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri asked Lebanon to transfer its authority in the case, signaling the start of legal proceedings. Four jailed Lebanese generals will be requested next to testify on the ties with Syrian conspirators.
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Boxed in by Washington, Assad May Resort to Border Violence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2009, 1:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
Washington and Jerusalem are bracing for a flareup on the Syrian and Lebanese borders with Israel as the international tribunal for prosecuting the Rafiq Hariri assassins prepares to start sittings next Sunday, March 1. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has engineered a delay in full court hearings by insisting on ...
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Israel accuses Hamas of raising harsh new demands for Shalit's release
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2009, 8:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
Prime minister Ehud Olmert accused Hamas Monday night, March 16, of hardening its position on terms for the release of the Israeli soldier Gilead Shalit, reneging on past understandings and raising new, excessive demands in the face of generous Israeli proposals for closing the gap between them.
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Saudi-Egyptian-Syrian summit in Riyadh - first Obama ME breakthrough
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2009, 6:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
The summit conference planned in Riyadh for Wednesday, March 11, between the rulers of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and Kuwait may be the Obama administration's first Middle East breakthrough, according to debkafile's Washington and Middle East sources.
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Assad purges Syrian security services ahead of new bid for Beirut
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 10, 2009, 3:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
Syrian president Bashar Assad has ordered 40 intelligence and army officers arrested and replaced by men personally loyal to him in preparation for planned moves to recover his grip on Lebanon, debkafile's sources in Washington and Beirut disclose. The Obama administration warned the Syrian ruler to desist from ...
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Damascus may heat up Syrian-Lebanese-Israel borders over Hariri tribunal<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2009, 9:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
Washington and Jerusalem are bracing for a flare-up on the Syrian and Lebanese borders with Israel as the international tribunal prosecuting Rafiq Hariri's assassins starts sittings Sunday, March 1.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has engineered a delay by insisting on tight security measures for the court. But Washington has ...
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Syrian Troops Enclose Lebanon, Rice Contacts Hamas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2008, 4:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
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As part of the incipient thaw in US relations with Damascus, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has relayed a friendly message to Hamas political leader Khalid Meshaal through Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem's aides.
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Covert marine operation uncovers Syria's return to plutonium production
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 11, 2008, 11:44 AM (GMT+02:00)
In the face of Damascus' refusal to allow UN inspectors access to three suspect "research laboratories, Western agents recently carried out a daring covert operation to collect water samples from the Orontes river in Syria where it drains into the Mediterranean, debkafile's intelligence sources reveal. Their discoveries, confirmed ...
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Russians, Syrians discuss missile shield - initially for Tartus port<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2008, 3:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that a large-scale arms deal for Syria, paid for by Iran, is in advanced negotiation in Moscow and Damascus. It includes fighter-bombers and an assortment of anti-air, anti-missile and anti-tank missiles, as well as substantial upgrades of Syria's antiquated Russian tanks.
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Final IAEA report: Syrian site hit by Israel resembled an atomic reactor
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2008, 7:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
The final report of the International Atomic Energy Agency Wednesday, Nov. 19, says the Syrian complex bombed by Israel 14 months ago bore features resembling those of an undeclared nuclear reactor. "Significant" amounts of man-made uranium particles were found in situ.
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Syria's Assad cooks up Mossad-Saudi-al Qaeda plot to discredit pro-Western Lebanese government<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 15, 2008, 9:44 AM (GMT+02:00)
Syrian president Bashar Assad has drawn encouragement to go ahead with a drive to recover his grip on Lebanon from signals coming in from Barack Obama's team and from the peace overtures of Israeli transitional prime minister Ehud Olmert, debkafile's Beirut sources report.
The Syrian president has concocted ...
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IAEA finds man-made uranium traces at Syrian site bombed by Israel<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 15, 2008, 9:43 AM (GMT+02:00)
A senior Vienna-based diplomat reported Monday, Nov. 10, that the latest findings are significant enough for the nuclear watchdog to place Syria right after North Korea and Iran on its agenda for further investigation.
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Syria moves more tank-artillery forces south to Israel border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2008, 10:18 AM (GMT+02:00)
Lebanese sources and eye witnesses report Syrian tanks, artillery and commando units have taken up battle positions in four villages around Hasbaya opposite Mt. Hermon and northern Israel.
According to debkafile's military sources, Syrian tanks and artillery units continued to move into their new positions Sunday and Monday, ...
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IAEA diplomats say evidence warrants follow-up nuke probe in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 4, 2008, 9:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
Diplomats in Vienna said Tuesday, Oct. 28, that freshly evaluated soil and air samples provide enough evidence to warrant a follow-up probe by the UN nuclear watchdog at the suspected Syrian nuclear site at El Kibar bombed by Israel in September 2007.
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Syria, Hizballah on alert for Israeli action after US raid
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 1, 2008, 10:14 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Middle East sources report that Damascus and the Lebanese Hizballah have alerted their forces to a possible Israeli strike against Hizballah's arms smuggling routes, supply sources, and stocks, using as a precedent the US cross-border raid which killed eight people at an al Qaeda base in northern ...
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