A Digest of DEBKAfile Round-the-Clock Exclusives in Week Ending April 23, 2015

Posted By on April 26, 2015

A Digest of debkafile Round-the-Clock Exclusives in Week Ending April 23, 2015





Is Obama Wobbling on Phased Sanctions Relief for Iran? A “Creative” Deal for $50 bn

Posted By on April 26, 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.





ISIS Better Trained, More Motivated than Any Arab Elite Force

Posted By on April 26, 2015

By every military parameter, the Pentagon report finds ISIS superior to any Arab elite force – not just terrorists. Its 30,000 troops fall into three groups, the largest led by seasoned Iraqi field officers.





US-Russian Liaison to Avert an Inadvertent Nuclear War Sparked by Inaccurate Russian Radar

Posted By on April 26, 2015

As Soviet-era missile detection satellites for ballistic missiles die, Putin for want of cash to replace them deploys the radar systems of the S-300 air defense systems to defend Russian borders against ballistic missiles. Iran will have to do without.





It’s a Long Way to a Yemen Ceasefire

Posted By on April 26, 2015

The Saudis have drawn up their own game plan for Yemen, independently of US efforts to achieve a ceasefire. Obama has told the Gulf rulers not to expect a defense pact with the US, but Iranian expansion will be curbed.