DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2017
While bashing Pyongyang, Trump misses out on its nuclear & missile traffic with Iran and other rogue states.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 8, 2017
In a White Paper published last week, the Japanese Defense Ministry concluded that there is evidence that North Korea had achieved miniaturization of nuclear weapons, meaning that it could build a nuclear warhead small enough to fit onto an intercontinental ballistic missile. Hardly anyone noticed that this week, North Korea and Iran signed a series of new military accords which are no less dangerous to world peace.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2017
Their apparently muddled policies conceal attempts to deceive and disarm one another.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2017
Trump and Khamenei are shadowboxing after a new round of US sanctions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 29, 2017
In the same 48-hour time frame, North Korea and Iran both managed to rattle the West by successfully testing advanced missiles. Thursday, July 27, Tehran launched a "Simorgh" rocket, which is capable of carrying a 250-kg satellite into space. The next day, Pyongyang test-fired its second ICBM, an improved version of the Hwasong 14. President Trump is seeing that US sanctions are no deterrent..
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2017
Sanctions will not be declared, but parties consorting with Iran will be barred from US.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 14, 2016
Rex Tillerson, Chairman an CEO of Exxon Mobil, was chosen as the Trump administration's Secretary of State to execute a tough new policy on Iran. He heads a team for rewriting the nuclear accord signed with Iran shortly after the new president moves into the White House.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 10, 2016
Iran refuses to discontinue its nuclear-capable ballistic missile tests, in the face of the threat of new US sanctions and has daubed on one of its weapons the slogan “Israel must be wiped off the face of the earth.”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2016
Zarif extracted concessions on centrifuges from Kerry as the six foreign ministers waited ready in Vienna, hour after hour, to declare the nuclear accord in force and start lifting sanctions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 14, 2016
Until the very last minute before the Friday date for lifting sanctions, Iran has avoided implementing all its commitments under the November nuclear accord, bar one – notably failing to decommission the Arab heavy water reactor.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2015
President Rouhani is losing his fight to stop Khamenei and his hard-line camp from reneging on the Vienna nuclear accord, especially since he can’t prove that sanctions relief, even if forthcoming in full, would not save the Iranian economy from catastrophe.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 10, 2015
Israel drones have been upgraded with Japanese technology to see into the cores of nuclear plants and collect samples. The data and radioactive dust found in undeclared Iranian nuclear plants have been handed to the US and the nuclear watchdog.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 4, 2015
The crowing over Barack Obama’s success in gaining congressional support for his Iranian nuclear deal against Binyamin Netanyahu’s defeat is premature. The Vienna nuclear deal of June 14 was the first round of the game. More are still to come, before either can be said to have won or lost. The biggest hurdle is Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s silence on where he stands, except for insisting on immediate sanctions relief. Netanyahu and AIPAC are fully fired up to take their campaign against a nuclear-armed Iran to the next stage: the fight over sanctions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 25, 2015
Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei is keeping all parties, including his own capital, on tenterhooks until the last minute before June 30. Will the nuclear deal get signed? And if it is, how much will it cost?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 7, 2015
The US president is trying to separate the IRGC from its Al Qods Brigades, offering the first a clear road to eased sanctions, while leaving them in place for the Brigades. This amputation is too artificial to work.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 23, 2015
Obama has told US negotiators to be “creative” in negotiating Iran’s demand for instant sanctions upon signing a nuclear deal. A down payment from Iran’s multibillion frozen assets could solve the problem.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2015
Iran spends $6-8 billion a year on six armies fighting in four war Middle East wars to promote its expansionist designs in the region. Where does the sanctions-ridden country find the cash?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 22, 2015
President Barack Obama offered two options for resolving the Iranian nuclear impasse: His administration’s diplomatic engagement, or a new Mid East war. Neither the US Congress nor Israel accepts the Obama formula. Israel decided to strike an Iranian-Hizballah military convoy on Golan, causing the death of an Iranian general. This provided Senate sanctions initiatives with military muscle. House Speaker John Boehner responded by inviting Binyamin Netanyahu to address Congress on Feb. 11 on Iranian nuclear and radical Islamic threats. Between now and then, none of the parties may stand idle.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 17, 2014
Two years of backchannel nuclear talks between the US and Iran are grinding to a halt, and with the public deadline for an agreement drawing near Khamenei refuses to make any further concessions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 27, 2014
Khamenei sends Iran’s nuclear program back to full capacity in mid-negotiation with the six powers. The 70,000 centrifuges demanded for Iran’s civilian nuclear plants equal the number to produce weapons-grade uranium.