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Saturday, September 14th, 2013

The John Batchelor Show

With Mary Kissel (Wall Street journal), John Fund (National Review) and Reza Kahlili.

Don’t Be Deceived by New Iran President’s ‘Moderation’

Friday, August 9th, 2013

In a newly revealed videotape of a pre-election interview, Iran’s new president bragged about deceiving the West over the Islamic regime’s illicit nuclear program and claimed credit for vastly expanding it.

Hassan Rowhani, dubbed a “moderate and reformist” by worldwide media in June after his election, took the oath of office Sunday with the blessing of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

However, the video shows Rowhani is anything but a moderate, one who not only is committed to the ideals and goals of the Islamic regime but one who proudly boasted of his deceptions during his tenure as the regime’s nuclear negotiator starting in October 2003 in talks with France, Britain and Germany.

“The day that we invited the three European ministers (to the talks), only 10 centrifuges were spinning at (the Iranian nuclear facility of) Natanz,” Rowhani said on the tape. “We could not produce one gram of U4 or U6 (uranium hexafluoride). … We did not have the heavy-water production. We could not produce yellow cake. Our total production of centrifuges inside the country was 150.”

But then Rowhani admitted the purpose of prolonged negotiations: “We wanted to complete all of these — we needed time.”

He said the three European ministers promised to block the U.S. desire to transfer the Iran nuclear dossier to the United Nations, using veto power if necessary. He called Iran’s claim that it stopped its nuclear program in 2003 a statement for the uneducated and admitted that the program not only was not stopped but was significantly expanded under his tenure.

While President George W. Bush was increasing pressure on Iran in 2007, a report by American intelligence agencies concluded that Iran halted its nuclear program in 2003 and that the program had remained frozen since.

In the interview, Rowhani said that when he took over the country’s nuclear project, the country’s 150 centrifuges grew to over 1,700 by the time he left the project.

“Do you know when Bushehr’s (Iran nuclear power plant) first phase was completed? The beginning of 2004,” Rowhani said on the tape. “Do you know when the next phase was inaugurated? The fall of 2004. Do you know when the project was completed? March of 2005. How about the heavy-water plant? Do you know when the production started? The summer of 2004. Do you know when yellow cake was produced? The winter of 2004. Do you know when the number of centrifuges reached 3,000? In 2005.”

Then Rowhani made his boldest statement: “We did not stop, we completed the program.”

He said that Iran’s nuclear activity was under the supervision of the supreme leader and that he, as Khamenei’s representative, was to make sure of this deceit.

So the question remains, would the U.S. and Europe engage in the same old song and dance allowing the Islamic regime time or have they learned their lesson by now?

Also read:

The Washington Times
KAHLILI: Rouhani’s Iranian nuclear deception
By: Reza Kahlili / August 07, 2013

WND
VIDEO REVEALS DECEIT OF IRAN’S PRESIDENT
By: Reza Kahlili / August 05 , 2013

Islamic Republic Officials present “The Wet Gunpowder” award to First Lady Michelle Obama

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

As I reported back on March 14, the Islamic regime’s Basij Commander, Brig. Gen Mohammad Reza Naghdi announced that Iran would give the first lady a special award for allegedly exposing a direct link between Hollywood and the White House. He cited her announcement of the “anti-Iran” movie “Argo” Oscar for Best Picture in a live feed from the White House Feb. 24.

“Mrs. Obama’s action was awesome,” Naghdi said with what he described as irony, “and if we had spent billions of dollars, we could not show a link and allegiance between Hollywood and the U.S. government and the White House, especially since they have always denied the allegations.”

Naghdi along with many other officials of the regime have been sanctioned by the U.S., UN and the European Union as a violator of human rights for having participated in the suppression of the Iranian people.

Last Saturday, the regime officials in a ceremonial event (only specific to the regime and its ideology)  the 10th conference of “Journey of Enlightened Land” commemorating the “martyrs” of the eight-year war with Iraq unveiled “The Wet Gunpowder” award to be presented to the First Lady:

“The US First Lady presented a so-called artistic award to a film that is clearly anti-Iranian. What does that mean? No artists, even the ones that have Western mindset, believe that Argo is a film worthy of even a national award. That film is definitely not artistic enough to qualify for an international ward; an award that is claimed to be given to the best movie in the world — the Oscar,”  Naqdi told the Islamic regime’s Press TV.

“One of the programs that has made this conference more important is giving the Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States, the Wet Gunpowder Award. She won the award because she showed the world that the Zionists in the White House have an immense influence and control over the Hollywood film industry,” Said Yaqoub Soleimani, a commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards.

According to the regime’s media, the award was mailed to the Swiss Embassy to be passed on to the First Lady Michelle Obama.

The regime’s media, in an attack on Hollywood, also blasted away at the book “A Time to Betray” which will be made into a TV miniseries about Kahlili’s spying for the CIA in Iran.

The regime’s media, since the production of “Argo,” have attacked Hollywood for what they call the production of “anti-Iran” movies. Citing “unrealistic portrayal” of the Iranian people, they attacked actor George Clooney as one of the two writers of “Argo” and for his producing the “anti-Islam” movie “Syriana.” They also cite the “Zionist company” Warner Brothers for filming “Argo” and the “anti-Iran” movie “300.”

Regime media also point to the upcoming production of a miniseries based on “A Time to Betray” by Kahlili, who in his youth traveled to America to continue his education. Upon his return after the 1979 revolution, he lost hope in the direction of the country, returned to America, hooked up with the CIA and became a spy in the Revolutionary Guards.

This “anti-Iran” miniseries, the regime media said, is to be produced by actor William Baldwin and Warren Kohler.

The regime media published an image of Kahlili alongside former CIA director James Woolsey that mistakenly referred to Woolsey as Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., the former candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination.

Gerdab.Ir, a Revolutionary Guards media outlet, attacked Kahlili for his call for support of the Iranian people to bring about regime change in Iran.

Also read:

Los Angeles Times
Former CIA spy advocates overthrow of Iranian regime
By: David Zucchino / July 6, 2012

YouTube Brief of Kahlili’s Evidence on Iran’s “Red Line”

Friday, March 29th, 2013

          

        Amb. Henry F. Cooper, Chairman       Lt. Gen. Daniel Graham, Founder

High Frontier . . Building Truly Effective Defenses . . Reagan’s Vision Lives!

 

           YouTube Brief of Kahlili’s Evidence on Iran’s “Red Line”

 

Several recent High Frontier email messages have referred to impressive analyses by Reza Kahlili, which strongly suggests that Iran is very near if not across Binyamin Netanyahu’s Red Line of developing a nuclear weapon. Click here to hear his 2-and-a-half minute briefing on an underground complex of facilities, which appear, from Reza’s Global Earth analysis, to compose key elements for developing and deploying a nuclear armed collection of nuclear-armed ballistic missiles.   

Reza Kahlili is the author of the award-winning book “A Time to Betray;” served in CIA Directorate of Operations, as a spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard; is a counterterrorism expert; and currently serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, an advisory board to Congress and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI).

See High Frontier’s webpage (www.highfrontier.org) for links to several of Kahlili’s articles heralding his warnings. In a recent World Net Daily article, found by clicking on its title: “Iran Confirms Secret Nuclear ‘Quds’ Site,” he quotes Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, who was the Executive Director of the congressionally mandated EMP commission and currently leads the its successor Task Force on National and Homeland Security, as below:

High Frontier agrees with Dr. Pry’s assessment of Kahlili’s work and calls for Congress to look into the “story behind the story”—to understand not only what Iran is doing, but also what motivates Iran and what the United States should be doing to counter this threat, especially when coupled with the possibility of an existential EMP event that could lead to the death of hundreds of millions of Americans.  This investigation is especially warranted given President Obama’s reassurances that we are a year or so away from crossing Netanyahu’s “Red Line,” and have time for diplomacy to work. 

Is this just another “Triumph of hope over experience?”

Please click here to read this week’s update!

How does the administration know that meeting the Iranian threat does not also require more and better missile defenses than currently planned? Especially when taking account of Iranian activities such as recently pointed out by Reza Kahlili, based on his study of Google Earth photography of Iran’s underground facilities and his contacts in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard? What about Reza’s suggestion that Iran Iran has already crossed the “red line” that has so concerned Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu?…

Please help High Frontier continue this important and timely work!

 

Related Links:

WND
Revealed! Evidence Iran crossed nuclear ‘red line’
By: Reza Kahlili / March 20, 2013

The Washington Times
KAHLILI: Heavy traffic across Iran’s ‘red line’
By: Reza Kahlili / March 21, 2013

The Commentator
Revealed: New Iranian nuclear sites and further evidence of North Korea collaboration
March 21, 2013

PJMedia
[VIDEO] Secret Iranian Nuclear Program Site Has ‘Crossed Every Red Line’
By: BRYAN PRESTON / March 22, 2013

CBN
Thoughts on Obama’s Middle East Visit; Plus, New Iranian Nuke Site Revealed
By: Erick Stakelbeck / March 22, 2013

Powerline
AN UPDATE ON IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM
By: SCOTT JOHNSON / March 23, 2013

WND
IRAN CONFIRMS SECRET NUCLEAR ‘QUDS’ SITE
By: Reza Kahlili / March 24, 2013

WND
IRAN ACCUSES WND OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE
By: Reza Kahlili / March 25, 2013

Al Arabiya
Iran Secret Nuclear Facility (Arabic)
March 25, 2013

Al Arabiya
Iran Secret Nuclear Facility (Farsi)
March 25, 2013

New English Review
Secret Quds Underground Nuclear Development Facility Revealed in Iran
By: Jerry Gordon / March 26, 2013

American Thinker
Experts Concerned Iran Nuclear Progress Is Accelerating
By: Reza Kahlili / April 1, 2013

Gerard Direct
Racing Toward Armageddon – How a Concurrence of Events May Find a Nexus in Global War
Ilana Freedman / April 3, 2013

The Washington Times
KAHLILI: Why nuclear talks with Iran is a fool’s errand
By: Reza Kahlili / April 4, 2013


Iran Working on Nuclear Warheads Out of Secret Site “Quds” (See Video)

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

The Islamic regime’s scientists are working on nuclear warheads – and trying to perfect them – at an underground site “Quds” unknown to the West, according to our source within Iran’s Ministry of Defense, corroborated by other sources in the  Ministry of Intelligence.

The source provided the coordinates and chilling details of the regime’s operation out of this site;

The regime has succeeded in not only enriching to weapons grade but has converted the highly enriched uranium into metal,

It has succeeded in making a neutron reflector which indicates the final stages for a nuclear weapons design that would be a two-stage, more sophisticated and much more powerful nuclear bomb,

The site has a capacity of 8,000 centrifuges and currently has three operational chambers with 19 cascades of 170 to 174 centrifuges enriching uranium. As of three months ago, the source said, there were 76 kilograms of 20 percent enriched uranium stock at the site and 48 kilograms of over 40 percent enriched uranium,

It has in its possession 24 kilograms of plutonium, which is sufficient for several atomic bombs and that the scientists are at the last stage of putting together a bomb warhead,

The scientists in their design for a plutonium bomb are using polonium and beryllium, which would serve as the trigger for the bomb,

The regime is working on 17 Shahab 3 missiles in preparation of arming them with nuclear warheads, the source said. The operational and technical aspect of the delivery system is 80 percent completed,

This site has over 380 missile depots and launching pads, facilities that can house large ballistic missiles, most likely Shahab 3 and possibly North Korean Taepodong II (ICBMs),

This facility provides the missiles for Hezbollah and with the help of North Koreans, is mass producing a new generation of napalm bombs to be shipped to the terrorist group while at the same time working on white phosphorus bombs to be used for terrorist acts.

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, an expert on nuclear strategy and weapons who served on several strategic congressional commissions and in the CIA, reviewed the imagery and human intelligence (HUMINT) and called for a congressional hearing.

“The newly discovered underground complex looks like the kind of enormous complexes built by the U.S.S.R. during the Cold War and by Russia today,” Pry said. “One can infer from the (HUMINT) descriptions some design characteristics of parts for making implosion plutonium weapons and two-stage atomic weapons,” Pry said. “The latter is a design far more sophisticated than the Hiroshima bomb that could have a much higher yield and possibly produce an explosion 50 times greater than Hiroshima.”

Fritz Ermarth, who served in the CIA and as chairman of the National Intelligence Council, reviewed the imagery. “Taken as a package, this imagery strongly suggests that Iran is working on what we used to call an ‘objective force.’ That is the objective of a deployed force of nuclear weapons on mobile missiles…”

Related Links:

WND
Revealed! Evidence Iran crossed nuclear ‘red line’
By: Reza Kahlili / March 20, 2013

The Washington Times
KAHLILI: Heavy traffic across Iran’s ‘red line’
By: Reza Kahlili / March 21, 2013

The Commentator
Revealed: New Iranian nuclear sites and further evidence of North Korea collaboration
March 21, 2013

PJMedia
[VIDEO] Secret Iranian Nuclear Program Site Has ‘Crossed Every Red Line’
By: BRYAN PRESTON / March 22, 2013

CBN
Thoughts on Obama’s Middle East Visit; Plus, New Iranian Nuke Site Revealed
By: Erick Stakelbeck / March 22, 2013

Powerline
AN UPDATE ON IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM
By: SCOTT JOHNSON / March 23, 2013

WND
IRAN CONFIRMS SECRET NUCLEAR ‘QUDS’ SITE
By: Reza Kahlili / March 24, 2013

WND
IRAN ACCUSES WND OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE
By: Reza Kahlili / March 25, 2013

Al Arabiya
Iran Secret Nuclear Facility (Arabic)
March 25, 2013

Al Arabiya
Iran Secret Nuclear Facility (Farsi)
March 25, 2013

New English Review
Secret Quds Underground Nuclear Development Facility Revealed in Iran
By: Jerry Gordon / March 26, 2013

High Frontier
YouTube Brief of Kahlili’s Evidence on Iran’s “Red Line”
By: Amb. Henry F. Cooper / March 29, 2013

American Thinker
Experts Concerned Iran Nuclear Progress Is Accelerating
By: Reza Kahlili / April 1, 2013

Gerard Direct
Racing Toward Armageddon – How a Concurrence of Events May Find a Nexus in Global War
Ilana Freedman / April 3, 2013

The Washington Times
KAHLILI: Why nuclear talks with Iran is a fool’s errand
By: Reza Kahlili / April 4, 2013

 

How the Media Lied About Fordow

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Fordow fuel enrichment plant – DigitalGlobe image on day of reported explosion, Jan. 21, 2013

The latest IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program and its activities came out on February 21 and one thing was immediately clear: The last physical inspection of Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant (FFEP) was between November 17, 2012 and December 3, 2012.

In an exclusive story on WND on January 24 with updates on January 272930, 31, February 3, 6,13, 23 and 24, I reported that an explosion had occurred at the Fordow plant in Iran on January 21, which at first trapped 219 workers, including 16 North Koreans, 14 technicians and two military attachés.

Within days after Iran’s denial, and in a coordinated effort, both Reuters and the AP ran stories quoting the IAEA that its inspectors had been at the site after the reported explosion and that the IAEA backed Iran’s denial. This in turn fueled other media to conclude the same thing.

On January 29, Reuters published a report about the IAEA’s email response to an inquiry as to the status of Fordow, which read in part:

“[…]IAEA inspectors regularly visit Iranian nuclear sites, including the one at Fordow, and the U.N. agency suggested in its comment that they had been at the facility after the reports of an explosion there.

“We understand that Iran has denied that there has been an incident at Fordow. This is consistent with our observations,” IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor said in an emailed statement in response to a question…”

Later that day the AP ran a similar story:

“The U.N. nuclear agency is dismissing reports of a major explosion at Iran’s fortified underground nuclear facility.

“International Atomic Energy Agency spokeswoman Gill Tudor told the Associated Press on Tuesday that Iran’s denial of “an incident” at the Fordo uranium enrichment plant is ‘consistent with our observations.’ [...]

“A diplomat familiar with the issue told the AP that the IAEA’s information came directly from IAEA inspectors at Fordo. [...]”

It is clear now that both agencies put out incorrect information.

According to the latest IAEA’s report, there are no inspectors stationed at Fordow, and there are no cameras monitoring the site on behalf of the IAEA.

DigitalGlobe image Jan. 21, 2013 – Across from Fordow Plant, written on the mountain in Farsi: “Fadayat Rahbar,” to be sacrificed for the leader – and in smaller print: “Sar Allah,” shedding blood for Allah, or blood for the path of Allah

However, it was not just the media misrepresenting the facts to suppress the report of the explosion at Fordow, the IAEA also is to blame.

When asked by WND, the IAEA spokeswoman, Gill Tudor would not confirm or deny the incident.

“The agency does not evaluate matters in Iran other than those directly relating to its nuclear verification work, so although we’re aware of these media reports, we are not in a position either to confirm or deny them,” Tudor said in an email to WND.

“That said,” she continued, “I’m sure you are aware that agency inspectors regularly visit Iranian nuclear facilities under the IAEA’s safeguards agreement with that country. (You will find more information on the IAEA’s safeguards mandate and activities in Iran at http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/focus/iaeairan/index.shtml.)

“We understand Iran has denied that there has been an incident at Fordow, and this is consistent with our observations,” Tudor said.

However, in a follow-up inquiry by WND to verify if the IAEA had inspected the site since the report of the explosions, Tudor refused to answer.

“I’m very sorry but I can’t go into any further details on ongoing safeguards work, which is conducted with a high level of confidentiality,” she replied.

Again from the official reports by the IAEA on Iran’s nuclear facilities, it is clear that though there are regular visits at Natanz, there are no regular visits to Fordow. The IAEA has to obtain permission from the Iranian counterparts for an arranged and escorted visit.

Even the regime’s Fars News Agency in a report on February 21 (reflecting the recent IAEA report), confessed that the information on the Fordow facility stating that it is still up and running, came directly from Iran itself when it filed the required Design Information Questioner with the IAEA. This is again clear in the February 21 IAEA report reflecting information on the operation of Fordow per the DIQ filed by Iran.

So basically the officials of the Islamic regime ruling Iran denied that an explosion had occurred at their most valuable nuclear site and that denial became a fact for the IAEA to testify that no such an event had taken place. That in turn became the verification for the media to run with their story, which, of course, was more exaggerated to make a good headline.

We have an expression in Iran which goes like this: They asked the fox: Who is your witness? The fox replied, “My tail.”

International Media Coverage of the Fordow Explosion Report

Friday, February 8th, 2013

In an exclusive story on WND on Jan. 24, with updates on Jan. 2729, 30, 31,Feb. 3613 and 23, I reported that an explosion had occurred at the Fordow nuclear facility in Iran destroying much of the installation and trapping over 200 people in the underground facility.

Within days, the international media covered the story. A major German paper, Die Welt, cited sources that confirmed my report. Israeli intelligence also confirmed to the Times of London that such explosion did take place, although they could not tell if it was an act of sabotage or an accident.

However, the officials of the Islamic regime in a brief statement denied the report and White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters: “We have no information to confirm the allegations in the report and we do not believe the report is credible.”

Then in an unusual move, the IAEA issued a brief statement on Jan. 29: “We understand that Iran has denied that there has been an incident at Fordow. This is consistent with our observations.” IAEA spokeswoman, Gill Tudor, emailed that response to reporters. However, when pushed by WND, Tudor could neither confirm nor deny the incident had taken place and would not say whether inspectors had visited the site after the explosions, despite some media reports that it had.

Also according to a high ranking Iranian diplomat serving in Asia, an order from Iran’s Foreign Ministry was issued days after the explosion to all of its embassies that no interviews on Fordow can be given to news agencies and that any response to queries by reporters should refer only to a statement by the White House and a report by news agencies on behalf of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Although no independent confirmation exists so far, the status of Fordow is bound to be found out as the IAEA inspectors will at some point inspect the site. According to the source in the security forces in charge of protecting the site, the regime is desperately trying to clean up the site.

Iran, through its official news agency IRNA, assailed WND as a media outlet “under the direct control of the CIA” and WND’s Reza Kahlili as a tool of the CIA to expand propaganda against the regime in the face of its nuclear progress.

Fordow is central to the regime’s aspiration for nuclear bombs. The advanced centrifuges were moved to the site in order to enrich uranium to the 20 percent level. This raised concerns in the international community because that level of enrichment could be further enriched to weaponization grade within a matter of weeks.

Fordow, which is almost 300 feet deep underground in the belly of a mountain and immune to airstrikes and most bunker buster bombs, has been at the center of the Iranian nuclear dispute. Without Fordo, the regime would feel vulnerable to any airstrike on its other facilities such as Natanz. Also, without Fordow the regime would lose its negotiating powers and, in turn, would lose face at home as it has sacrificed the well-being of millions of its citizens over its nuclear program resulting in severe international sanctions.

Two days after the reported incident at Fordow, the Islamic regime, in a January 23rd letter to the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency (the IAEA), Iran said it plans to install thousands of its upgraded centrifuges at the Natanz facility with the intent to enrich uranium to the 20 percent level. Could this be as a result of the explosion at Fordow where its modern centrifuges were enriching uranium to 20 percent?

It is interesting that last August, a senior Iranian lawmaker said Iran’s nuclear scientists and experts had managed to thwart enemies’ plots to infiltrate and blow up the Fordow uranium enrichment facility.

“The enemies intended to repeat a Chernobyl-like disaster through selling (booby-trapped) equipment and blowing up the centrifuges at the Fordow site, but their plot was discovered and foiled by the Iranian scientists’ wisdom and tact,” Abbas-Ali Mansouri, member of the Iranian Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, as quoted by Fars.

In relevant remarks quoted by Fars, the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Fereidoon Abbasi, also said that, “Separate attacks on Iran’s centrifuges — through tiny explosives meant to disable key parts of the machines — were discovered before the blasts could go off on timers.”

One thing is for sure: The fact that this news I have reported is getting such a reaction — from confirmation to denial, and with such broad coverage and at such levels — speaks volumes.

Original reports:

WND
SABOTAGE! KEY IRANIAN NUCLEAR FACILITY HIT?
By: Reza Kahlili / January 24, 2013

WND
WND report blows Iran nuke program wide open
By: Reza Kahlili / January 27, 2013

WND
NEW DETAILS SURFACE ON IRAN NUCLEAR EXPLOSION
By: Reza Kahlili / January 29, 2013

WND
U.N. WON’T DENY EXPLOSIONS AT IRAN NUKE PLANT
By: Reza Kahlili / January 30, 2013

WND
‘PANICKED’ IRAN MAKES POWER MOVE AFTER NUKE-SITE LOSS
By: Reza Kahlili / January 31, 2013

WND
NORTH KOREANS AMONG 40 DEAD AT IRAN NUKE PLANT
By: Reza Kahlili / February 03, 2013

WND
IRAN DIPLOMAT, FOREIGN INTEL CONFIRM FORDOW BLASTS
By: Reza Kahlili / February 06, 2013

WND
IRAN: U.N. NUKE INSPECTORS ARE SPIES
By: Reza Kahlili / February 13, 2013

WND
IRAN’S NUKE-PLANT EXPLOSION COVER-UP
By: Reza Kahlili / February 23, 2013

International Media coverage:

Die Welt
Fog Over Fordo
By: Michael Sturmer / January 30, 2013

The Algemeiner
WND Adds to Report on Explosion at Fordow Nuclear Plant as Former Revolutionary Guard Member Confirms Incident to Israeli Media
January 29, 2013

Ynet News
Fordo said to be crippled by ‘blast’
January 29, 2013

The Australian
‘Blast’ at Iranian nuclear facility
January 29, 2013

The Inquisitr
Devastating Explosion At Key Iranian Nuclear Facility Confirmed By London Times
January 29, 2013

Reuters
U.N. nuclear watchdog backs Iran’s denial of Fordow blast
January 29, 2013

The Daily Beast
White House Debunks Iran Nuclear Explosion, But Iran Denies Planting Story
By: Dan Ephron / January 29, 2013

MSNBC
Iranian exile reported alleged blast, and Israeli official confirmed
January 29, 2013

The Hill
Report of explosion at Iran nuclear plant not ‘credible,’ says Carney
By: Justin Sink / January 28, 2013

Jerusalem Post
Ya’alon: ‘I read about Iran blast in the paper’
January 28, 2013

Jerusalem Post
Report: Israelis confirm explosion at Fordow facility
January 28, 2013

International Business Times
Iran Denies Blast At Nuclear Plant, Israel Insists It Happened, But Denies Involvement
By: Maya Shwayder / January 28, 2013

The Algemeiner
Conflicting Reports Over Explosion at Iranian Fordow Nuclear Facility
January 28, 2013

The Weekly Standard
Israel Shores Up Its Defenses, While Iran Remains Quiet
By: Lee Smith / January 28, 2013

Israel National News
Israeli Source Confirms Iran’s Fordow Nuclear Plant Exploded
By: Chana Ya’ar / January 28, 2013

Missing Peace.EU
Iranian expert confirms blast in Fordow uranium enrichment facility
January 28, 2013

The Telegraph
Is Iran’s mystery nuclear explosion too good to be true?
By: Con Coughlin / January 28, 2013

Reuters
US does not believe media reports about blast at Iranian enrichment plant
January 28, 2013

Pravada
Iran denies explosion at nuclear facility, Israel confirms it
January 28, 2013

Breitbart
CONFIRMED? MASSIVE EXPLOSION AT IRAN NUCLEAR FACILITY
By: JOEL B. POLLAK / January 28, 2013

Business Insider
Massive Explosion Reported At Iran’s Fordow Nuclear Facility
By: Robert Johnson / January 28, 2013

Times of London
Iranian uranium-enriching facility ‘is damaged by explosion’
By: Sheera Frenkel Tel Aviv, January 28 2013

The Times of Israel
Israeli sources confirm blast at Iranian nuclear facility
By YOEL GOLDMAN, January 28 2013

Policymic
Fordow Nuclear Explosion Shows War With Iran Has Already Started
Bryant Harris / January 28, 2013

Ynet News
Report: Israeli officials ‘confirm’ blast in Fordo
January 28, 2013

Jerusalem Post
Report of blast at Iran nuke facility unconfirmed
By YAAKOV LAPPIN, January 28, 2013

Haaretz
Who spread reports of an ‘explosion’ at Iran’s Fordow nuclear plant and why?
By: Anshel Pfeffer / January 28, 2013

Irish Times
Israeli minister welcomes reports of blast at nuclear plant
By: MARK WEISS, in Jerusalem – January 28, 2013

Die Welt
Expert reports severe explosion at nuclear plant
By Clemens Wergin, January 27, 2013

Spiegel
Iran: Rumors of explosion at nuclear plant important
January 27, 2013

The Times of Israel
Israeli minister welcomes report of huge blast at Iran nuclear plant
January 27, 2013

Israel Today
Reports: Iran nuclear facility destroyed
January 27, 2013

UPI
Report says blast in Iranian nuke site
Jan. 27, 2013

GLOBES
Huge explosion reported at Iran nuclear site
January 27, 2013

New English Review
Was Israel Behind the Rumored Fordow Nuclear Enrichment Explosion in Iran?
By: Jerry Gordon / January 25, 2013

 

DEBKAfile covers my report on Fordo explosion with a meaningful last paragraph

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

DEBKAfile in its report on a mysterious twin-car bomb explosion at Syrian regional intelligence headquarters, has also covered my report on an explosion at the Iranian nuclear site,the Fordo facility. Interestingly, DEBKAfile refers to CIA’s involvement and distances Israel from such covert operation but at the same time in the last paragraph of the report, talks about a promotion to Israel’s Military Intelligence Director Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi for outstanding covert operations!

…Meanwhile in Iran itself, the Fordo underground uranium enrichment plant was again reported targeted for sabotage, according to an unconfirmed report published by Reza Kahlil, who is described as a former Iranian Revolutionary Guards officer who worked under cover as a double agent for the CIA until he escaped to the United States.

Kahlil reported that at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 21, the day before Israel’s general elections, a large explosion occurred 100 meters deep inside the underground plant, trapping 240 nuclear staff in the third centrifuge chamber. Among them, he said, were Iranian and Ukrainian technicians.

There was no information about casualties or the extent of damage to the 2,700 centrifuges which have been turning out 20-percent enriched uranium.

Khalil cited his source as Hamidreza Zakeri, a former Iranian Intelligence Ministry agent, who said the regime believes the blast was sabotage and the explosives could have reached the area disguised by the CIA as equipment imported for the site or defective machinery.

None of the information about an explosion at Fordo has been verified either by US officials or regime sources in Tehran.

Thursday, Jan. 24, Israel’s Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz and Military Intelligence Director Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi ceremonially promoted Col. G., commander of the elite Sayeret Matkal, to the rank of major general in recognition of his unit’s “outstanding covert operations.”

Read full DEBKAfile report: Iranian-Hizballah convoy blown up on Syrian Golan. Border tensions shoot up

My original report: SABOTAGE! KEY IRANIAN NUCLEAR FACILITY HIT?

Life under the Shah, the revolution, the mullahs and new revelations on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

A webinar with featured guest Reza Kahlili on Iran; life under the Shah, the revolution, the promises of Khomeini and the suppression of the Iranian people. Also new revelations on Iran’s nuclear program.

Kahlili is a pseudonym for a former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. Khalili worked for the CIA in the 1980s and ’90s and is the author of the award-winning book, A Time to Betray.  He currently serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran.

Kahlili has contacts inside Iran’s revolutionary guards to this day. In the webinar, Kahlili presents an overview of the Iranian Islamic regime’s ideology as well as the latest information on the status on Iran’s program to develop nuclear weapons.

Iran: Beauty and The Beast

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Pictures by Abdollah Heydari brings to life the beauty of Tehran in the fall. While peace and serenity are what one takes from these beautiful pictures, the Iranians know full well the ugliness of the Islamic regime that rules them.  One can only hope that one day soon, the people of Iran will enjoy their lives free of this suppressive regime and truly enjoy the beauty of life; a life that’s so easily taken away from so many!

(Warning videos at the end of the page are very graphic)

I have detailed the beauty of Iran, its people and the cruelty of the Islamic regime through my personal story in my book “A Time to Betray”, Roya’s letter clearly describes the inhumanity of the regime and the pain and suffering of those in prison where they are not only tortured but raped and forced to have sex with the very clerics in charge of guiding them toward Allah!

Extremely graphic – The regime forces take the life of a young Iranian man and how he suffers…

See the video below of yet another victim of this cruel regime describing her ordeal in prison:

Part 1:

Part 2:

U.S.-Iran talks report may impact Presidential debate

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The Washington Times

U.S.-Iran talks report may impact Monday debate

10/21/2012

U.S.-Iran talks report may impact Monday debate

The former CIA operative and Iranian Revolutionary Guard member known by the pseudonym Reza Kahlili, reports that the Obama administration has cut a deal with Iran that would end many of the sanctions against the Islamic Republic.Photo Credit:AP

On the eve of the last presidential debate – focusing, of course, on foreign policy – the White House is flat-out denying there are any plans for one-on-one talks between the U.S. and Iran on its uranium enrichment program.

The topic is sure to generate fireworks at Monday’s final debate. Is there a secret deal on the table or not?

Reza Kahlili, a pseudonym for a former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and author of the award-winning book “A Time to Betray,” has been reporting for WND that Obama administration officials have already cut a deal with Iran that would end many of the sanctions against the Islamic Republic in exchange for the promise of a temporary halt to uranium enrichment.

 

Also Read:

WND
IT’S OFFICIAL! IRAN FULFILLS OBAMA SURPRISE
By: Reza Kahlili / November 03, 2012

The Washington Times
KAHLILI: Obama’s re-election deal with Iran
By: Reza Kahlili / October 30, 2012

WND
SECRET U.S., IRANIAN MEETINGS TO CONTINUE
By: Reza Kahlili / October 28, 2012

WND
CLANDESTINE OBAMA-IRAN MEETINGS STIR DENIAL
By: Reza Kahlili / October 24, 2012

WND
IRAN SECRET-DEAL REPORT UPSETS AYATOLLAH, OBAMA
By: Reza Kahlili / October 23, 2012

WND
OBAMA CUTS DEAL WITH IRAN OVER NUKES
By: Reza Kahlili / October 19, 2012

WND
OCTOBER SURPRISE? OBAMA SECRET IRAN DEAL CUT
By: Reza Kahlili / October 04, 2012

The Daily Caller
Obama, Iran in secret nuclear deal
By: Reza Kahlili / February 27, 2012

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The Islamic regime’s media coverage on this story:

Keyhan (Monday OCT 29)- Keyhan (Wednesday OCT 31) - Keyhan (Sunday NOV 04) –  Mashregh - Farhikhtegan - Fararu - IRdiplomacy - Ebetekar News - Khabar Online - Tabnak - Inn IR

Opposition Site: Kaleme - Kaleme (Thursday NOV 01)

Also: BBC Farsi

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AL ARABIYA
Iran open to negotiations with America ‘even in hell:’ top official
By MASOUD AL-ZAHID / November 08, 2012

ParamusPost
It’s Official! Iran Fulfills Obama Surprise
November 05, 2012

New English Review
Kahlili: Iran’s Supreme Leader Continues Secret Discussions
By: Jerry Gordon / October 30, 2012

Renew America
Part 12 – 2012: America’s last free election?
Behind the Iranian “October surprise”: attack on the U.S. homeland?
By: Wes Vernon / October 25, 2012

The Record
Dick Morris: An election year deal with Iran
By: Dick Morris / October 23, 2012

WND
IRAN NUKE EXPOSÉ SEEN ‘DERAILING’ OBAMA CAMPAIGN
October 23, 2012

Israel National News
US-Iran Secret Nuclear Deal tied to US Elections
By: Dr. Joe Tuzara / October 22, 2012

Dick Morris.com
Iran Deal: The October Surprise?
By Dick Morris on October 22, 2012

Frontpagemag
October Surprise: Direct Talks with Iran?
By: Joseph Klein / October 22, 2012

Frontpagemag
Did Obama Cut a Nuke Deal with Iran?
By: Daniel Greenfield / October 21, 2012

WND
U.S.-IRAN NUKE TALKS: ON OR OFF?
October 20, 2012

PJMedia
The October Surprise
By: Michael Ledeen / October 20, 2012

NY Times
U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Agreed to Nuclear Talks
By HELENE COOPER and MARK LANDLER / October 20, 2012

WND
ADMINISTRATION: IRAN HAS AGREED TO NUCLEAR TALKS
October 20, 2012

PipeLineNews.org
BREAKING – Obama Springs His Iran Nuke Negotiations October Surprise As Predicted
By WILLIAM MAYER / October 20, 2012

New English Review
New York Times Confirms Obama Iran Nuke Deal October Surprise
By: Jerry Gordon / October 20, 2012

The Washington Times
Dick Morris predicts an Obama-Iran ‘October surprise’
By: David Eldridge / October 20, 2012

New English Review
Obama’s October Surprise Nuke Deal with Iran Emerges
By: Jerry Gordon / October 19, 2012

PipeLineNews.org
Is Team Obama Secretly Negotiating With Iran In Ploy To Influence Election?
By WILLIAM MAYER / October 15, 2012

Northern Colorado Gazette
Could Obama, Iran make secret deal prior to election?
by: Matt Lacy / October 14, 2012

WND
IRAN FLOATS IDEA OF DEAL AS SANCTIONS TIGHTEN
BY: F. MICHAEL MALOOF / October 14, 2012

Iran Protests and The Way Forward

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

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In my article “U.S. must actively work for regime change in Iran” published in the Christian Science Monitor on September 12th, I revealed that the Iranian Intelligence Ministry had warned the officials of the possibility of riots due to the devaluation of the Iranian currency and the increasing inflation because of the recent sanctions against the Iranian Central Bank and the Iranian oil industry.

I suggested a path forward showing how the West could support the Iranians change from within this time around. This could help solve the Iranian nuclear problem without having to go to war.

Today riots are taking place in Tehran’s Bazaar to protest against the devaluation of the Iranian currency and the dire economic situation in the country. People are under immense economical pressure. In 2009, it was students and activists who dared to come out and demonstrate against the Islamic regime, which the majority resented. Now they are joined by the hungry masses from around the country.

This is an opportunity for the West to assist with a regime change in Iran, which would not only benefit the Iranian people, but the entire region and the world.

Without the Islamic regime,a moderate Iran would help stabilize the Middle East, weaken Hezbollah in Lebanon, Assad in Syria, Taliban in Afghanistan and would halt the spread of terrorism around the world.

The Iranian people are some of the most Westernized in the region. Tens of thousands have given their lives to the cause of freedom and democracy. If we fail to help and support them this time, the radicals will get the bomb, will use the bomb, and humanity will see the greatest destruction and depression in its history.

A nuclear exchange in the Persian Gulf will stop all oil flow from that region and collapse the global economy. This will create chaos, havoc and provide the exact environment which the fanatics ruling Iran believe will accommodate the coming of Shiite’s twelfth Imam, “Mahdi,” who in their belief will then conquer the world and raise the flag of Islam across the globe. This, in effect, will create the Caliphate they are working toward.

I also believe that due to the current environment in the Middle East and the situation with the global economy, it is highly unlikely that America and the European Union will have the stomach for a conflict with Iran. Russia and China, Iran’s long term allies, have already objected to any action in response to Iran’s pursuit of the bomb, suggesting that the only viable solution is through negotiations.

Although a nuclear-armed Iran is an existential threat to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fully knows the consequences if Israel goes at it alone.

Any attack on Iran by any entity, if not combined with a goal of regime change, will prove unfruitful. Hence the importance of getting the people of Iran informed and involved in a movement for regime change.

Today, it is imperative that we provide secure communications to the Iranian people so that information can be sent to them to help them get united and ready. They need to know that the West will stand by them and their aspirations for freedom.

Action Needed:

1= Start a HD radio program into Iran

Taken into consideration that the majority of Iranians get their news from the state-run media which is directly controlled by radicals ruling Iran and that the Internet communication is under the ultimate control of the Islamic Republic, it is of utmost importance to provide Iranians with a channel of information which is less likely to be blocked by the regime and which provides less of a risk to Iranians to access.

2= Provide secured communication to the Iranians.

  • Provide technological tools to Iranian opposition which will allow them to independently unite every segment of Iranian society in their pursuit of a better life.

 

  • Utilize those tools to overcome current communications restrictions by the Iranian government including oppressive monitoring and imprisonment.

 

  • Enable free exchange of information on threats of Iranian leadership, and empower the opposition to independently guide the populace for a peaceful transition to full democracy.

3= Promotion of civil rights in Iran.

4= Promotion of civil disobedience, peaceful protests and national strikes.

5= Taking the Iranian leaders to International courts for crimes against humanity.

6= Promoting defection of the current officers in the regime.

Many within the regime are ready and willing to defect and provide valuable information. However there is no one certain channel that they can rely on or trust, we need to establish that channel and help the defectors with a safe passage to a secure location. Every defection will widen the current existing crack within the regime and will help with the fall from within.

7= Formation of a temporary government in Exile.

8= Openly supporting the aspirations of the Iranian people for freedom and democracy.

Videos of the protests today:

Anti-regime bazaar protest, “If you have dignity then close your shops”

“Stop supporting Assad, Do something to support us”

Security forces attempt to control strike in Tehran bazaar

“Death to this government”

Anti-regime protest in Tehran “Death to Dictator”

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