"Iran has been a supporter of Afghanistan in the peace process that we have and the fight against terror and the fight against narcotics in Afghanistan... We have had very very good, very very close relations.... Iran has been a helper and a s
So why hasn't Iran started by wiping its own Jews off the map?
Tehran and the Russian Rosoboron export arms group are about to sign a mammoth deal running into tens of billions of dollars for the sale to Tehran of 250 Su-30MKM warplanes and 20 IL-78 MKI fuel tankers. DEBKAfile's military sources report Iran
The U.S. Air Force's B-2 stealth bomber would be able to attack and destroy an expanded set of hardened, deeply buried military targets using a new 30,000 pound-class penetrator weapon that Northrop Grumman has begun integrating on the aircraft.
In a tour-de-force of misinformation disguised as fact, the report states, erroneously, that al-Qaeda in Iraq represents the principal threat for an attack on the U.S. homeland "because it has expressed a desire to attack us here." The
Republican Ron Paul and Democrat Dennis Kucinich were on the losing end of a 411-2 vote that reaffirmed America’s partnership with Israel, urged the UN to censure Iran's Ahmadinejad for past remarks about destroying Israel, and asked the UN to co
David Milliband, British foreign secretary, confirmed in an interview with the Financial times, 8th July, that there is no evidence of Iranian complicity in instability in Iraq or attacks on British troops. Asked by the FT, "What do you think o
(Remember what Pat Buchanan has said about al-Qaeda and Iran) One of two known Al Qaeda leadership councils meets regularly in eastern Iran, where the American intelligence community believes dozens of senior Al Qaeda leaders have reconsituted
As Americans turn increasingly against President George Bush’s calamitous war in Iraq, and revolt spreads through Republican ranks, the White House is again resorting to its tried-and-true ploy of fanning grossly inflated fears of terrorism.
Is the United States provoking war with Iran, to begin while the Congress is conveniently on its August recess? One recalls that it was in August 1964, after the Republicans nominated Barry Goldwater, that the Tonkin Gulf incident occurred.
The Israeli author and journalist describes Israeli thinking about Iran, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the mystique of Israeli intelligence.
The balance in the internal White House debate over Iran has shifted back in favor of military action before President George Bush leaves office in 18 months. The vice-president, Dick Cheney, has long favored upping the threat of military action agai
One of the most absurd accusations against Iran has been that Tehran is secretly arming(and even possibly training) the anti-Imperial resistance forces in Iraq. Why is this an utterly absurd accusation? Because as Robert Dreyfuss explains it
Last month, as the corporate media mulched over renewed Pentagon claims Iran is providing deadly IEDs to Iraqi "insurgents," German television reported that Maoist Kurdistan Workers' Party or Partiya Karkaren Kurdistan(PKK), has "k
It always pays to be suspicious when a US official ramps up fear, but Homeland Security czar Michael Chertoff's "gut feeling" remark about an Al Qaeda attack on the US this summer sparks a different suspicion -- and a similar sinking fe
Dan Rather reports presents an in-depth look into reports that the CIA may be seeking to destabilize the Iranian Government. In his first-ever television interview, Abdulmalik Rigi(Warning: Graphic violence) This is worth watching!!
President Bush is set to instruct the Treasury Dept to block assets associated with Iran's revolutionary guard corps in a new executive order declaring financial war on foreign saboteurs of the Iraqi government. The paperwork to designate
Iran asked Japanese refiners to switch to the yen to pay for all crude oil purchases, after Iran's central bank said it is reducing holdings of the U.S. dollar. [Ah, so!]
Now the war drums have taken on a different tone. The Bush administration is testing a new rationale for attacking Iran: We must strike because Iranians are killing our soldiers in Iraq.
(It seems the Democrats want war with Iran more than the GOP) The Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007, which would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2008, tightens the screws on Iran's economy. It sensibly denies a nuclear cooperation agreement with
Predicting sanctions will ultimately fail to stop Teheran's nuclear program, Brig.-Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser, former head of Military Intelligence's Research Division, said the time to launch an effective military strike against Iran's nucle
The sudden flurry of digging seen in recent satellite photos of a mountainside in central Iran might have passed for ordinary road tunneling. But the site is the back yard of Iran's most ambitious and controversial nuclear facility, leading US o
The leader of an al-Qaida umbrella group in Iraq threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting Shiites in Iraq within two months, according to an audiotape released Sunday. Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, who leads the group Islamic State in
Frances Harrison is moving on after 3 years as the BBC correspondent in Tehran. It has been a period of change, she writes, but generally not for the better, particularly for women. When I first came to Iran the reformists were still in power
A picture provided by Multi-National Corps-Iraq of Iranian explosives seized in Iraq. There are good reasons to look twice at it. Not least that the picture's C-4 block looks uncannily like the standard US-military issue M-112 Demolition Charge.
This is for anyone interested in understand what American foreign policy has done to people in Iran. (For simplicity's sake, I have combined the roles of the USA and the UK, as the USA was assuming control of the former British Empire at this ti
In 1964, when Prime Minister Hassan-Ali Mansour raised the price of gas from $.04 to $.06, the population rioted. Now those riot leaders are in power and history is repeating.
Unrest spread in Tehran on Thursday, the second day of gasoline rationing in oil-rich Iran, with drivers lining up for miles, gas stations being set on fire and state-run banks and business centers coming under attack. Dozens were arrested
According to Ambassador Bolton, the Bush administration does not recognize the urgency of the hour and that the options are now limited to only the possibility of regime change from within or a last-resort military intervention, and it is still cling
Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces have been spotted by British troops crossing the border into southern Iraq. Britain's defense ministry would not confirm or deny the report, with a spokesman declining to comment on "intelligence matters