Iran Quotes (82 quotes)
82 quotes have been tagged as iran: Rumi: 'Do you know what you are? inspiration, iran, judaea, marriage-at-cana, miracles, mullahs, new-testament, omar-khayyam, tags: , consensus, democracy, dissent, gaza-war, hamas, iran, israel, Yahya Khan in the course of secret diplomacy between Nixon and China. The film contains some chilling quotes of Israelis who say they were aware . Yet even then, Iran's relationship with Israel was not entirely uncomplicated. repression by Savak, the autocratic regime's notorious secret police. Obama had not been at all naïve about Iran's behavior, but he felt that The secret relationship between Israel and the U.A.E. can be traced.
Revolutionary Guard operatives were allegedly seen operating openly at Hezbollah outposts during the war.
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The attack severely damaged the warship and killed four crewmen. It is alleged that between six and nine Revolutionary Guard operatives were killed by the Israeli military during the war.
According to the Israeli media their bodies were transferred to Syria and from there, flown to Tehran. Israel hinted that it was behind the attacks.
Two truck convoys were destroyed, and an arms-laden ship was sunk in the Red Sea. Ina wave of assassinations targeting Iranian nuclear scientists began.
The assassinations were widely believed to be the work of MossadIsrael's foreign intelligence service. According to Iran and global media sources, the methods used to kill the scientists is reminiscent of the way Mossad had previously assassinated targets.
The assassinations were alleged to be an attempt to stop Iran's nuclear program, or to ensure that it cannot recover following a strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. On 12 Octoberan explosion occurred at an IRGC military base near the city of Khorramabadkilling 18 soldiers. Shahriari was killed, while Abbasi was severely wounded.
On 23 JulyDarioush Rezaeinejad was shot dead in eastern Tehran. On 11 JanuaryMostafa Ahmadi Roshan and his driver were killed by a bomb attached to their car from a motorcycle. It is believed that it had been developed by US and Israel to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. Iran denied that any explosion had occurred, but The Times reported damage to the nuclear plant based on satellite images, and quoted Israeli intelligence sources as saying that the blast indeed targeted a nuclear site, and was "no accident".
The Israel Defense Forces reacted by firing four artillery shells at the area from where the launch originated. It was speculated that the attack was ordered by Iran and Syria as a warning to Israel. Another 12 people were injured, of whom 7 later died in hospital.
The blast killed 17 Revolutionary Guard operatives, including General Hassan Moqaddamdescribed as a key figure in Iran's missile program. Yoram Cohenthe head of Shin Betclaimed that three planned attacks in TurkeyAzerbaijan and Thailand were thwarted at the last minute. In Georgia, a car bomb failed to explode near the embassy and was safely detonated by Georgian police. In India, the car bomb exploded, injuring four people. Amongst the wounded was the wife of an Israeli Defense Ministry employee.
The cell was uncovered when one of their bombs exploded. Police responded, and the Iranian agent present at the house threw an explosive device at officers that tore his legs off, and was subsequently taken into custody. A second suspect was arrested as he tried to catch a flight out of the country, and the third escaped to Malaysiawhere he was arrested by Malaysian Federal Police. It is said Kazmi was an Indian citizen who worked for an Iranian publication.
Among the information released was a claim that Israeli commandos, in collaboration with Kurdish fighters, destroyed several underground Iranian facilities used for nuclear and defense research projects.
Iranian officials suspected Mossad or CIA were responsible. This is what it did in andwhen it responded to Israeli attacks in Lebanon by blowing up the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires and the Jewish community center AMIA in that city, with a massive number of casualties in both attacks.
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Dagan, among others, thought the plan was insane. He saw it as a cynical move by two politicians who wanted to exploit the widespread public support that the attack would provide them in the next elections, not a levelheaded decision based on national interest. He reached a remarkable level of mastery and control on this. But he is also the worst manager that I know. He has a certain trait, similar to Ehud Barak: When they reached the point where the personal interest came up against the national interest, it was the national interest that always won.
There was absolutely no question. Dagan claimed that Netanyahu had taken advantage of a meeting, purportedly about Hamas, with him, the head of the Shin Bet, and the chief of staff, in order to illegally order preparations for an attack: I have decided to place the IDF and you at O plus Dagan was stunned by the recklessness: The working assumption that it is possible to fully halt the Iranian nuclear project by means of a military offensive is incorrect.Netanyahu claims proof of secret Iranian nuclear activities
It would unite the Iranian people behind the project and enable Khamenei to say that he must get himself an atom bomb to defend Iran against Israeli aggression. Barak had a different version of that dispute— he said that he and the Prime Minister were only examining the feasibility of an attack—but that hardly mattered.
The breakdown in relations between Dagan and Netanyahu was irreparable. Dagan had run the Mossad for eight years, longer than anyone else in history except Isser Harel. He had re-created it in his image, had revived a moribund and timid agency and restored it to the historical glory it had enjoyed for decades.
None of that mattered. In SeptemberNetanyahu told Dagan his appointment would not be renewed. Or maybe Dagan quit. And also, the truth is that I was sick of him.
The biker drew a pistol and shot Rezaeinejad dead. These targeted killings were effective. With the apparent intention of intensifying the fears of the scientists, the next target chosen was not necessarily very high up in the nuclear program, but whose elimination would cause as much apprehension as possible among the greatest numbers of their colleagues. On January 12,Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a chemical engineer at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, left his home and headed for a laboratory in downtown Tehran.
A few months earlier, a photograph of him accompanying Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on a tour of nuclear installations had appeared in media across the globe. Once again, a motorcyclist drove up to his car and attached a limpet mine that killed him on the spot.
His wife, who was sitting next to him, was not hurt, but she saw everything and told his colleagues, horrified at what had happened.
The hard drive of the Periphery Doctrine, according to Parsi, survived many crashes, including the Iranian Revolution, the end of the Cold War and the first Gulf War, although concrete foreign-policy outcomes had taken surprising turns. But the Israelis, according to Parsi, were successful in persuading the Clinton administration to isolate Iran.
Through this and other provocative observations and intriguing accounts, some of which have never been made public, and which are based on in-depth interviews conducted with Iranian, Israeli and American officials and analysts, Parsi is able to spin complex plots in a very lively way and with an eye for detail and personalities.
Indeed, those readers hoping to be introduced to a comprehensive and detailed history of the relationship among the members of the Iran-Israeli-U. Even a professional historian digging in old archives in Tehran, Jerusalem and Washington would find it impossible to describe and analyze the rich history of a complex relationship in such a relatively brief study.
As Parsi points out, the study and its conclusions derive mostly from his on and off-the-record interviews with former officials and experts. Moreover, almost all the interviewees have their own political and even personal agendas to advance. The bottom line is that we will probably have to wait many years for the main players to publish their memoirs and researchers to gain access to American, Israeli and Iranian archives before having a complete picture of this period.