118 articles tagged "Vladimir Putin"
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Russian and Syrian foreign ministers
Syria conference opens in Switzerland with secret Iranian presence. Obama, Putin aim for local truces
DEBKAfile Special Report January 22, 2014, 9:30 AM (GMT+02:00)

The conference of 30 foreign ministers opening Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Montreux got off to a shaky start. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said the Assad presidency was a ”red line” and Information minister Omran al-Zoubi said there was no civil war - only “a fight between government and terrorists.” After the fiasco ...

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Iran's Javad Zarif reports to Vladimir Putin
Putin to visit Tehran. King of Morocco invites Iran to “Jerusalem Committee” – with Kerry’s approval
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 17, 2014, 2:21 PM (GMT+02:00)

Tehran’s offensive for establishing itself as the leading Middle East power bar none is in full flight. Foreign Minister Javad Zerif used his Moscow visit to invite Vladimir Putin to visit Tehran. The Russian President accepted. The King of Morocco offered Iran of full membership in the Al Quds (Jerusalem) Committee of the Organization of Islamic States, with the approval of US Secretary of State John Kerry. Iran also sent out invitations to Gulf rulers to tour its nuclear reactor at Bushehr, combined with a round table discussion on regional nuclear cooperation.

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Javad Zarif and Vladimir Putin
January 16, 2014 – The Day Iran Was Anointed Regional Power
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 17, 2014, 1:09 AM (GMT+02:00)

The joint trip made to Moscow by the Iranian and Syrian foreign ministers on Jan. 16, marked the day the US stepped aside for Russia as Mid East kingpin and elevated Iran’s status over the heads of the Sunni powers and Israel.

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Putin’s Security Nightmare for the Sochi Olympic Games
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 3, 2014, 12:51 AM (GMT+02:00)

The International Olympic Committee requested an independent assessment of the terrorist threat to the Sochi games and received a “somber and disturbing” report.

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Chechens fighting under al Qaeda flag against Assad.
Al Qaeda in Syria has sarin: Russia ready to deal with Syrian Al Qaeda plot against Sochi Olympics
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2013, 10:20 PM (GMT+02:00)

Chechen ruler Ramzan Kadyrov announced Monday, Dec. 4, the formation of a special unit to deal with “Syrian radicals” wiithin the North Caucasus republic and abroad. “Members…will be ready to interfere in the Syrian conflict if authorized by the Russian president.” Russian and Syrian intelligence fear al Qaeda in Syria is plotting a spectacular attack on the Sochi Winter Olympics in February, possibly using sarin, which US intelligence thinks al Qaeda has obtained. This was a prominent item in talks between Binyamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin in Moscow Nov. 20.

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Khamenei and Ahmadinejad nuclear buddies
Four new Iranian conditions block nuclear accord in Geneva. Putin calls Rouhani, Lavrov attacks Israel
DEBKAfile Special Report November 19, 2013, 9:57 AM (GMT+02:00)

Early Tuesday, Nov. 19, the US and Russian presidents went into action for a last-ditch bid to rescue a nuclear deal between the six powers and Iran in the face of a new impediment and crisis: Four noes from Tehran. They fear the negotiating track may not survive the new crisis. debkafile note the strange paradox of two leaders, Ayatollah Khamenei and Prime Minister Netanyahu, implacable adversaries in all else, maneuvering with all their might for the same object of taking the wind out of the sails of this deal.

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How Geneva II Faded and Syria’s Big Chemicals Store Vanished
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 8, 2013, 12:19 AM (GMT+02:00)

Assad spirited his main chemicals stock to safety out of Al Safira to secret hiding places. Obama dropped Geneva II and handing the conference on Syria’s future over to Putin.

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Binyamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin
Mr Netanyahu Goes to Moscow, Reshuffles His Mid East Cards
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 8, 2013, 12:19 AM (GMT+02:00)

Netanyahu decides to turn to Moscow after he is convinced with Saudi rulers that Obama has decide to abdicate from Middle East affairs and leave its nations to handle their own problems with involving America.

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Assad wins another breather
Geneva II cancelled: Moscow I is the big coming event
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly November 6, 2013, 12:48 PM (GMT+02:00)

How did the tensely-awaited Geneva II summit this month for a political resolution of the Syrian conflict come to be called off indefinitely? The coming DEBKA Weekly out Friday reveals what happened: President Barack Obama gave way to Vladimir Putin’s arguments that Geneva II faced too many obstacles, whereas he could ...

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Avigdor Lieberman gives up thanks at Western Wall
Will new-old Foreign Minister Lieberman join Netanyahu's talks with Putin in Moscow?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 6, 2013, 11:40 AM (GMT+02:00)

Avigdor Lieberman’s unanimous acquittal by a Jerusalem court on charges of fraud and breach of trust, Wednesday, Nov. 6 - and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s instantaneous welcome of his ally’s return to government - dovetail neatly with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of talks with the Israeli prime minister in Moscow on Nov. 20.  Lieberman is due to be sworn into his old post as foreign minister. An invitation for Lieberman to join Netanyahu would be significant in terms of Israel’s foreign policy posture and internal political balance.

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Putin and Netanyahu last met in Sochi in May
Moscow announces Netanyahu to meet Putin in two weeks – as Kerry lands in Jerusalem
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 5, 2013, 9:49 PM (GMT+02:00)

Shortly before US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Jerusalem Tuesday night, Nov. 5, the Russian president’s office announced a short working visit to Moscow by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would take place on Nov. 20 for talks with President Vladimir Putin. debkafile: Netanyahu has determined to explore the route trodden by Saudi Arabia, Gulf Emirates and Egypt, who - feeling let down by the Obama administration’s decision to pull out of the Middle East and conerned by its outreach to Iran - turned to Moscow for closer ties.

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Vladimir Putin
Russians Boast Iran’s Acceptance of “Nuclear Restraint” Clears the Way to Final Accord
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 31, 2013, 11:49 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Kremlin believes its “nuclear restraint” deal with Tehran is a good enough basis for a final accord with the US. However, it leaves Iran with the option for reactivating its weapons program and building several atomic bombs in 10 days.

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Ayatollah Khamenei last seen Oct. 5
Mystery of missing ayatollah: Ali Khamenei’s three-week seclusion for work on nuclear deal with US
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 28, 2013, 9:16 AM (GMT+02:00)

Spy services have been mystified by the unusual three-week absence from public view of Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Various theories claimed he was ill or in seclusion to escape the furor in Tehran over the future of Iran’s nuclear program and relations with the United States. debkafile: Khamenei stayed home to work on the draft US-Iranian-Russian deal for resolving the Iranian nuclear issue. The accord is now in the bag. This secret will be revealed in stages - first by President Barack Obama, in the third week of December.

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Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani
Obama plans to Spring His Nuclear Accord with Iran as a Surprise
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2013, 11:31 PM (GMT+02:00)

Obama, while pretending to be dissatisfied with Iran’s nuclear concessions, accelerates the wording of a draft nuclear deal with Iran via Russia and prepares to spring it on the world as a big surprise.

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Rosatom Director Sergey Kiriyenko
Bushehr builder Kiriyenko is live wire in Obama-Khamenei backdoor dialogue. Putin gives impetus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 13, 2013, 8:35 AM (GMT+02:00)

Putin assigned Russia’s top nuclear expert, builder of Bushehr Sergei Kiriyenko, to negotiate and formulate a a secret deal on Iran’s nuclear program between the White House, the Kremlin and the office of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, debkafile reveals. He heads a team of Farsi-speaking Russian nuclear experts set up in Bushehr as President Putin’s forward staff in Iran. They were given the job of hammering out the draft for a nuclear agreement, modeled on the US-Russian Syrian chemical accord, ahead of the Geneva talks on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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Barack Obama
Obama, Putin and Khamenei Finishing Drafting a Partial Nuclear Accord
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 11, 2013, 1:12 AM (GMT+02:00)

A joint Obama-Putin-Khamenei draft of a partial nuclear accord will be put before the Geneva conference on Oct. 15 for approval rather than negotiation.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
Did Obama Promise to Leap to the Defense of Israel’s Nuclear Program?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 11, 2013, 1:12 AM (GMT+02:00)

Vladimir Putin has begun pressing the case for divesting the Middle East of WMD and co-opting Barack Obama to the cause. He says Israel is so technologically advanced that it doesn’t need nuclear arms

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Barack Obama, Hassan Rouhani, Bashar Assad and Vladimir Putin
Obama and Putin Tout Iran’s Supposed Willingness to Start Mending Fences with Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 11, 2013, 1:12 AM (GMT+02:00)

Obama and Putin are trying to convince Netanyahu to drop his drive against their nuclear deal by convincing him that it will open the door to a reconciliation between Iran and Israel. He is not convinced.

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Sergei Kiriyenko
Who Orchestrates America’s Iran Policy? Some say it’s Sergei Kiriyenko, Rosatom Director
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 4, 2013, 1:08 AM (GMT+02:00)

Putin has devised a complex game of diplomatic ping pong for pushing through understandings with Obama first to resolve the Syrian chemical crisis and currently to settle the nuclear controversy with Iran. DEBKA Weekly reveals how it works.

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Netanyahu-Obama White House encounter
No showdown, but Obama and Netanyahu did not bridge gaps on Iran’s nuclear program
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 30, 2013, 9:14 PM (GMT+02:00)

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s get-together at the White House Monday, Sept. 30 turned into an amicable joust over their differences on how to handle Iran’s nuclear program.  Obama did not endorse Netanyahu’s demands that Iran completely dismantle its military nuclear program, halt uranium enrichment and face tougher sanctions if its nuclear development continues while international negotiations are afoot. As a friendly gesture, Obama did agree not to remove any options from the table, including the military one, for preventing a nuclear Iran.

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