Category: Iran

Nuclear: Mujahedin tips off the West

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20/11/2013 – To counter Iran’s diplomatic offensive regarding the regime’s nuclear programme, thePeople’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) is seeking to disclose some of its secret aspects. For instance, what is taking place at the Center for Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (the SPND…

Iran Deal Puts Pro-Israel Democrats in a Bind

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It’s been a tough year for Israel’s most loyal supporters in the U.S. It began with a messy confirmation process for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a nominee whom pro-Israeli groups viewed with concern. Over the summer, President Obama leaned on…

Iran gas: South Pars progress remains a problem

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Iran’s natural gas production has had a lower profile since the introduction in 2012 of US and EU sanctions targeting the country’s oil exports. Iran is estimated to have one of the world’s largest natural gas reserves, with nearly half…

Hamas eats humble pie in Tehran

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28/08/2013 (IOL)- Deprived of its Egyptian rear-guard since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi in early July,Hamas has been desperately trying to re-establish contact with its former ally, Iran. Imad Alami, the leader of Hamas’ pro-Tehran faction, went to Iran earlier this month. Similarly, the leader of…

Analyst: Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria now best-equipped of the group

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(CNN) — Al Qaeda’s affiliate inside Syria is now the best-equipped arm of the terror group in existence today, according to informal assessments by U.S. and Middle East intelligence agencies, a private sector analyst directly familiar with the information told CNN.

Iran Considers Details of Potential Enrichment Curb

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A meeting last week between Iran and six major governments included extensive discussions on a multilateral offer intended to cool global fears over Tehran’s suspected pursuit of a nuclear arms capacity, al-Monitor quoted international relations insiders as saying on Tuesday.

Israel Could Take Further Action in Syria

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Israel’s recent bombing campaign in Syria might set the stage for further action to prevent the transport of chemical weapons or other arms to militant organizations such as Hezbollah, theWashington Post reported on Saturday.

Austria, soft underbelly of sanctions

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12/12/2012 IOL- Iran’s Centre for Innovation and Technology Cooperation, a body set up a decade ago by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is using Austria as a hub for its sanctions-busting activities in Europe with Iranian diplomatic help, according to official French sources. 

Blast halts Iran gas flow to Turkey, 28 troops wounded

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ANKARA (Reuters) – Unidentified saboteurs have blown up a pipeline in eastern Turkey carrying Iranian natural gas, halting the flow of gas and wounding 28 soldiers in a passing military vehicle, Turkish officials said on Friday.

Iran Seen Bolstering Capabilities at Qum Uranium Refinement Site

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NTI: The deployment of additional uranium refinement systems has continued at Iran’s Qum facility, but machines recently fielded at the subterranean complex apparently remain inactive, Reuters on Wednesday quoted Western international relations insiders as saying.