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Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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Reza Kahlili, Daily Caller and author, A Time to Betray, in re: VIDEO: Iranian drone buzzes U.S. aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf  US supercarrier.  IRGC news issuance on this: boasted regime’s capability to monitor US naval vessels or attack any one at any time .

March 03, 2014

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Senior Military Commander Mocks Obama’s Statements on Iran

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

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According to Fars News Agency, the media outlet run by the revolutionary guards of the Islamic Republic, the regime’s senior military commander mocked the U.S. president for his remarks of “all option are on the table” in regard to the Islamic regime’s nuclear program.

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Cultural Affairs and Defense Publicity Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri called the recent statements of US President Barack Obama on Iran as “the joke of the year”, and warned Washington to be watchful of its words and actions when dealing with Iran or wait for “hell”.

President Obama told Bloomberg news network a few days ago that 95 percent of the sanctions will remain in place during the course of negotiations between Iran and six world powers (the US, Russia, France, China and Britain plus Germany) over Tehran’s nuclear energy program. “We’re going to enforce them, and we’ve been enforcing them during the course of these discussions.”

In response, General Jazzayeri said on Tuesday, “The low-IQ US president and his country’s Secretary of State John Kerry speak of the effectiveness of ‘the US options on the table’ on Iran while this phrase is mocked at and has become a joke among the Iranian nation, specially the children.”

He reiterated that all US forces in the region are within the reach of Iran’s military power and “if they err, the region will be turned into a hell for them”.

General Jazzayeri pointed to Obama’s recent statements about the number of the US troops in the region, and said, “Obama’s statements about the number of the US troops in the region and the extent of their influence are completely inexpert remarks far from the reality, and these statements can be used as the joke of the year.”

The senior Iranian military commander asked the American people to cast doubt over the statements of their statesmen, saying “if they contemplate a little, they will come to realize how false many of their words are”.

Following Obama’s remarks, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham cautioned that Washington is trying to negatively influence the Iran-world powers progressive talks.

“One part of the remarks made by the US president is in contradiction to the principles of the international law and against the spirit of diplomatic negotiations meant to prevent unconstructive slogans and resorting to threats,” Afkham said on Monday evening.

She explained that another part of President Obama’s remarks results from delusions about Iran’s intentions regarding its presence in diplomatic talks.

Fars News Agency also published a political cartoon on Tuesday mocking the US president, calling it: “All Options on Table.” This Time for Russia.”

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A Time To Betray, the exhilarating, award-winning memoir of a secret double life reveals the heart-wrenching story of a man who spied for the American government in the ranks of the notorious Revolutionary Guards of Iran, risking everything to reveal the truth about the Islamic regime by betraying his homeland in order to save it.

 

VERNUCCIO/ALLISON REPORT

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

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Discussion on the nuclear negotiations in Geneva, the agenda of the radical mullahs ruling Iran and how to help Iranians with their aspirations for freedom.

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February 22, 2014

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Friday, February 7th, 2014

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Reza Kahlili, author, A Time to Betray, in re: Guard commander making threats against the U.S., Iran’s Former Top Nuclear Negotiator: Tehran Will Never Dismantle Any Centrifuges “American Security and the Iranian Bomb: Analyzing Threats at Home and Abroad.” An important event on EMP (electromagnetic pulse) warfare, to which the US is extremely susceptible.

February 05, 2014

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Iranian commander: We have targets within America

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

The Daily Caller

FEB 01, 2014

By: Reza Kahlili

A top commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards boasted Saturday that his forces have plans in place to attack the United States from within, should the U.S. attack the Islamic Republic.

“America, with its strategic ignorance, does not have a full understanding of the power of the Islamic Republic,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said in a televised interview. “We have recognized America’s military strategy, and have arranged our abilities, and have identified centers in America [for attack] that will create a shock.”

Reports indicate that terrorist Hezbollah forces — allies of Iran — have infiltrated the U.S. and have mapped out targets.

“We will conduct such a blow in which they [America] will be destroyed from within,” Salami said.

This is the second warning by a high-ranking officer of the Guards in two weeks. The chief commander of the Guards, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Jafari, addressing Secretary of State John Kerry, said on Jan. 24 that a direct conflict with America is the “strongest dream of the faithful and revolutionary men around the world.”

Kerry had previously said that if Iran did not live up to the agreement reached in Geneva on its nuclear program, “all options are on the table.”

“Your threats to revolutionary Islam are the best opportunity,” Jafari had said. “Muslim leaders for years have been preparing us for a decisive battle.… Do you know how many thousands of revolutionary Muslims at the heart of the Islamic revolutionary groups around the world are awaiting for you to take this [military] option from the table into action?”

Gen. Salami went further, saying the Revolutionary Guards have taken into consideration America’s military ability and different scenarios under which the U.S. could attack Iran via a limited missile or air strike, or even a ground attack.

“All operational bases of the enemy in the region in whatever capacity and location are within our firepower,” Salami warned. “The American military option does not make a difference for us, and they can use this option, but they will have to accept the responsibility of devastating consequences.”

Salami asked whether America could control the spread of any war with the Islamic Republic: “Can they preserve their vital interest in the region in the face of endless attacks by Iran? Can they keep their naval assets and the Zionist regime [Israel] secure?”

Salami said that with the U.S. economy and debt, America is in no position to engage Iran militarily.

The general then taunted Washington, citing Iran’s political and cultural influence in Iraq. “The current has changed for the Americans so much so that they invest [by invading Iraq] and others [Iran] benefit.”

Regarding Syria, Salami said the United States does not have the ability to interfere in a country that has been engaged in a civil war for several years.

“The Americans cannot even conduct a military operation there,” Salami said. “[T]he conditions and the factors that facilitate the exercise of military power for them have for years been destroyed and today they (the Americans) are in an erosion of political, cultural and military power.”

The general said there are thousands of brigades ready to confront America both within the Islamic Republic and outside the country. He then warned Iran’s politicians to remain strong during the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program and — based on the might of the country — not give in to U.S. demands.

Iran and the 5+1 world powers (the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany) reached an interim agreement in Geneva in November over the regime’s illicit nuclear program. Under the six-month agreement, Iran, in return for billions of dollars in sanctions relief, will keep much of its nuclear infrastructure, is limited to enriching uranium at the 5 percent level for six months, will convert its highly enriched uranium of 20 percent to harmless oxide, and will allow more intrusive inspections of its nuclear plants by the International Atomic Energy Agency, which will be limited to searching only agreed-on facilities.

Iran, which has started to implement the first phase of the Geneva agreement, acknowledged receipt of the first installment of released funds and that over $500 million has been deposited into the country’s bank account in Switzerland.

The Islamic Republic spends billions of dollars supporting the terrorist group Hezbollah, its network of terror cells around the world and the Assad regime in Syria solidifying his grip on the country.

Reza Kahlili is a pseudonym for a former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and author of the award-winning book “A Time to Betray” (Simon & Schuster, 2010). He serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI).

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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Iranian official confirms country sought to build nuclear weapons, the nuclear negotiations and the clerical establishment’s strategy in removing sanctions.

January 27, 2014

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Iranian official confirms country sought to build nuclear weapons

Monday, January 27th, 2014

A voter holds a flag outside the Iranian consulate in central London June 14, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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By: Reza Kahlili

01/26/2013

A founder of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards now admits that the Islamic Republic was seeking to acquire nuclear weapons. This is the first time any regime official has made such an admission, even as another report claims that one of Iran’s most radical clerics was the spiritual overseer of the nuclear weapons program.

“We pursued ways in order to gain nuclear arms,” Gen. Mohsen Rafiqdoost told the regime’s Mehr News on Saturday. “I asked Imam [Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini] what his opinion was. He said do not pursue atoms, and we stopped.”

But that claim falls short of the truth. In the late 1980s, a letter by Mohsen Rezaei, then the chief commander of the Guards, asking Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Revolution, for approval of the nuclear bomb program was revealed. It showed the leader had approved of seeking nuclear weapons.

Rafiqdoost became the first minister of the Guards and was in charge of purchasing arms on the black market.

Iranian officials have for a long time denied that there ever was a nuclear bomb program and have consistently insisted that the country’s nuclear program is for peaceful purposes to help feed its only existing nuclear power plant and ones the country plans to build.

This author, who spied for the CIA in the Revolutionary Guards, revealed in the book “A Time to Betray” that during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, the Guards’ intelligence division had received information that Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was trying to acquire nuclear weapons. That’s when Rezaei received Khomeini’s approval to do likewise. Another Guard commander, Ali Shamkhani, then approached Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, offering billions of dollars, which helped access the nuclear blueprint and Iran’s first centrifuges.

After this revelation and publication of the book, the Islamic regime, through its daily paper Aftab, published an article about this author calling the revelations “a plot against the Islamic regime of Iran by the CIA.” However, it refused to deny that the country was seeking nuclear bombs.

Two weeks later, Ali Akbar Velayati, the special adviser to the regime’s new supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said in an interview with the Iranian weekly Panjereh that Iran bought its first centrifuges from Pakistan in 1986 and then transported them in Khomeini’s private jet.

Rafiqdoost is involved in funding terrorism through drug trafficking, and it’s been reported that one of his companies transfers drugs in small packages from Iran via boats and airplanes to Albania, Romania and Bulgaria. These packages are then distributed throughout Western Europe in trucks belonging to Albanian and Romanian companies. Reports suggest that the Guards’ drug operation nets $20 billion annually.

Several years after the 1983 Marine Corps Barracks bombing in Beirut that killed 241 American servicemen, Rafiqdoost boasted, “Both the TNT and the ideology, which in one blast sent to hell 400 officers, NCOs, and soldiers at the Marines’ headquarters, were provided by Iran.”

Meanwhile, another report out of Iran suggests that one of Islamic regime’s most radical Shiite clerics, who reputedly had the attention of the 12th Imam, was the spiritual father of Iran’s nuclear program. (Shiite clerics, who are the de facto rulers of Iran, believe that Mahdi, who was born in 869, will descend to earth at the time of Armageddon.)

Rasa, an Islamic regime media outlet, reports that Ayatollah Rouhollah Gharahi, who teaches jurisprudence and philosophy in the country’s seminary, stated that, “Ayatollah Azizollah Khoshvaght was the spiritual father of the Islamic regime’s nuclear program who advised the country’s nuclear scientists.”

“The nuclear scientists would approach Ayatollah Khoshvaght and at times would state that they were facing a problem. [Khoshvaght] would tell them something to go and do certain things, telling them that they would have no problems. Ayatollah Khoshvaght had the special attention of the 12th Imam.”

The regime’s clerical establishment believes that soon Mahdi will come and there will be worldwide wars and the flag of Islam will be raised across the globe. Some analysts believe Iran is seeking nuclear weapons to hasten that conflagration.

Iran and the 5+1 world powers, the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany, reached an interim agreement in Geneva in November over the regime’s illicit nuclear program. Under the six-month agreement, Iran, in return for billions of dollars in sanctions relief, will keep much of its nuclear infrastructure and is limited to enriching uranium at the 5 percent level for six months.

Although the Obama administration hopes that in the final agreement Iran will agree not to continue the enrichment process, Islamic regime officials have consistently announced that nuclear technology was Iran’s inalienable right and that under no circumstances would Iran destroy its centrifuges.

Reza Kahlili is a pseudonym for a former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and author of the award-winning book “A Time to Betray” (Simon & Schuster, 2010). He serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI).

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

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Reza Kahlili, author, A Time to Betray, in re: In the agreement that the White House won’t allow Senators to see, there’s language that allows Iran to use high-speed centrifuges and thus speed up its advance to being a nuclear power with both weapons and delivery system. “Dismantling eqpt” is a joke: they disconnect something that takes one day to reconnect. Nothing ended.  Meanwhile they continue with “research facilities” in 10,000 centrifuge in Natanz; will agree to nothing that eliminates their progress.  Fars News Agency: “Tall white people from alien places [not Earth] have taken over US foreign policy.”  “Secret US government; the FSB cooperated in compiling this report.”

January 13,2014

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Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year

Friday, December 20th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year. May this Christmas be magical and may you all become overwhelmed by love and joy with this special season. I pray for peace on earth and for the world to witness a new beginning in which evil ceases to exist and where we will joyfully celebrate the freedom of people of Iran from this brutal regime. Wishing you all good health, happiness and prosperity.

God Bless

Reza Kahlili

Senator’s memo shows Iran links in Homeland Security’s troubled immigration program

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

By Shaun Waterman

The Washington Times

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A program that gives coveted immigrant green cards to wealthy foreign investors was so susceptible to fraud and abuse that it was used by an Iranian network that sought to send banned high technology home and spread terrorism abroad, federal investigators said.

The EB-5 program was used by “a network involved in a series of international assassinations and terrorism operations” that also was “procuring a variety of goods for Iranian entities,” states an unsigned memo from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made public Thursday. The memo was written in response to questions asked by Janet A. Napolitano as homeland security secretary.

The memo called the EB-5 program a weak point in the nation’s immigration security because visa holders can become green card holders and eventually citizens — without going through the background checks that most prospective immigrants face. The program is designed to attract foreigners who pledge to invest in the U.S. economy.

The memo was made public by Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, in a letter to ICE acting Director John Sandweg asking a series of questions about the case.

Angry law enforcement officials accused Mr. Grassley of potentially jeopardizing ongoing investigations, but the version his office released was heavily redacted, with all names removed…

Read Fully Story: Senator’s memo shows Iran links in Homeland Security’s troubled immigration program

Afghan president says he does not ‘trust’ U.S.

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a press interaction in New Delhi. (AFP)

AFP, New Delhi 
Saturday, 14 December 2013

Visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in New Delhi on Saturday he no longer “trusts” the United States, accusing the Americans of saying one thing and doing another in his troubled homeland.

Karzai’s statement to journalists came a day after he insisted he would not be “intimidated” into signing a security pact allowing U.S. troops in Afghanistan to stay on after next year.

“I don’t trust them,” Karzai said in a wide-ranging discussion at a local hotel in which he singled out a letter U.S. President Barack Obama wrote last month assuring him that U.S. forces would “respect” the safety of Afghans in their homes.

Karzai was speaking on the second day of a three-day visit to India during which the United States hopes New Delhi can persuade him to sign the troubled troop deal.

Karzai, who is due to stand down after elections next year, initially endorsed the so-called Bilateral Security Agreement, or BSA.

But he later said the agreement could only be signed after the presidential election in April, warning against a NATO presence if it just meant “more bombs and killings”.

His stance has outraged US officials and lawmakers, who have threatened a complete forces pullout if Karzai does not sign by the end of the year.

“When Obama writes to me that he will respect homes, they should prove it… implement the letter, respect Afghan homes,” Karzai said.

“Just instruct no more bombings and there will be no more bombings and of course launch the peace process publicly and officially,” he said.

“I am trying to make it a win-win for all,” he said.

Karzai met Friday with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and foreign minister Kapil Sibal.

India has consistently pledged to do all it can to promote stability in Afghanistan, mindful of how it was one of the main enemies of the Taliban regime before its ouster in the wake of the September 11 attacks in 2001.

On his last visit to New Delhi in May, Karzai said he had put forward a “wishlist” of military assistance he hoped Delhi could deliver on.

India’s foreign ministry has declined to detail the list’s contents, but local media reports said it included light and heavy artillery, aircraft, and small arms and ammunition.

Karzai said he was “very satisfied” with the help India is offering Afghanistan but would not disclose its nature.

“India is not shying away from providing assistance to Afghanistan” but “in terms of India’s support to Afghanistan in military equipment and training, the facts are much better than you hear in the press.”

The Afghan president reiterated there was a need to talk with the Taliban as part of the peace process but “we mean those Taliban who are Afghans and not connected to any foreign terror organizations”.

“Those are the ones who we are trying to reach for negotaitions and bring back normal life to Afghanistan… talks with those Taliban are a necessity,” he said.

The Taliban have been fighting to drive out foreign forces from Afghanistan and impose Islamist rule, have accused Karzai of being a U.S. puppet.

But Karzai denied the Taliban was refusing to hold discussions with him, saying: “I can tell you they are talking to me.” He did not elaborate further.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claims victory for nuclear program

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claims victory for nuclear program

The Daily Caller

By: Reza Kahlili

November 24, 2013

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, claimed victory over the United States Sunday shortly after a historic nuclear agreement was reached in Geneva between the Islamic Republic and the 5+1 world powers.

Under the agreement, Iran, in return for sanctions relief, will keep much of its nuclear infrastructure, is limited to enriching uranium to the five percent level for six months, will convert its highly enriched uranium of 20 percent to harmless oxide and will allow more intrusive inspections of its nuclear plants by the International Atomic Energy Agency, which will be limited to only agreed-on facilities.

Fars News Agency, the media outlet of the Revolutionary Guards, reported that Khamenei in a statement thanked President Hassan Rouhani and his negotiating team for their achievement in Geneva.

“I thank God that… the new government… was able to legitimize the Iranian nation’s nuclear program on the international stage and take the initial step in a way that the nuclear rights and the enrichment rights of the Iranian nation are acknowledged by world powers where before they had tried to deny them, and (the agreement will) open the way for future big strides in technical and economic progress,” Khamenei said.

Rouhani, speaking at an event for families of “martyred” Iranian nuclear scientists, said Iran will continue its nuclear progress. “No matter whether the world wants it or not, this path (to nuclear capability) will, God willing, continue to the peak,” he said.

As reported exclusively in the Daily Caller in February 2012, sources inside Iran said President Barack Obama appeared to enter into an informal agreement with Iran that he believed would defuse the nuclear weapons crisis and keep Israel from attacking the Islamic regime. The agreement called for the United States to acknowledge that Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons, and for Iran to hand over its highly enriched uranium, which is necessary for nuclear weaponization.

Those sources revealed then that Khamenei, in a secret meeting with his top officials and military commanders, had issued a directive to push for a step-by-step Russian proposal to defuse the crisis in which Iran would only hand over its 20 percent enrichment stock while keeping all low-enriched uranium stock (enough for six nuclear bombs) and cooperate more with the IAEA (all the while continuing its enrichment activity). In exchange, the West would ease up on the sanctions as each step was taken.

Iran has always believed that America has no choice but to accept its nuclear program. In an article in April 2012, titled “The Lessons from the Past for the Negotiations in April,” Mohammad Mohammadi, an Iranian international affairs and nuclear expert, wrote, “Looking back at the past decade, all the red lines by America and the West over Iran’s nuclear issue have now been transformed into acceptance. America has always adopted radical actions at first that have changed to symbolic measures later. Iran has always known that America and the West needed a way to solve the nuclear issue with some honor, and today it is quite visible that with the defeat of America’s policies toward Iran, the talk about a need to solve the Iranian nuclear issue diplomatically is a way to obtain that honor.”

The United States initially demanded that Iran suspend all its nuclear activities, Mohammadi said: “Today, though, the Americans have given up on that, and what Obama is asking is the halt of the enrichment to the 20 percent level with a full acceptance of Iran’s enrichment rights to the 5 percent level.” Enriching uranium to the 20 percent level is a critical step in achieving nuclear weaponization.

“The Americans have also changed their language,” Mohammadi said. “Where at first they claimed that they had evidence that Iran was working to make the nuclear bomb, now, though, they state openly that Iran has not yet decided to make a bomb. This change in their demands and in their language can only mean one thing — that they are incapable of stopping Iran’s nuclear program.”

Iran has negotiated its nuclear program with the U.S. and the world powers for over a decade, during which time it has successfully increased the number of centrifuges enriching uranium from 150 to over 19,000 today. It now has over 10 tons of low-enriched uranium — enough for several bombs — and has over a thousand ballistic missiles and, in collaboration with North Korea, is working on intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Reza Kahlili is a pseudonym for a former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and author of the award-winning book “A Time to Betray” (Simon & Schuster, 2010). He serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI).

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