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The lessons of Iraq have been ignored. The target is now Iran

by Seumas Milne (source: The Guardian) February 4, 2010

We were ­supposed to have learned the lessons of the Iraq war. That's what Britain's ­Chilcot inquiry is meant to be all about. But the signs from the Middle East are that it could be happening all over again. The US is ­escalating the military build-up in the Gulf, officials revealed this week, boosting its naval presence and supplying tens of billions of dollars' worth of new weapons systems to allied Arab states. ››read more


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Postcard to U.S. President: Tehran

(source: Reuters) November 5, 2008

People in Iran sent their first wishes to new U.S. President-elect Barack Obama.
Speaking on the streets of Tehran, individuals said they hoped the change of administration in Washington would bring about a new foreign policy towards Iran. ››read more


        Editor's note: Click here to watch the video.

Saudis Said to Aid Israeli Plan to Bomb Iran

by Robert Parry (source: Consortiumnews) March 1, 2015

As the Obama administration is rushing to complete a nuclear agreement with Iran and reduce regional tensions, the Israeli media is reporting on a deal with Saudi Arabia to let Israeli warplanes transit Saudi airspace en route to bombing Iran, reports Robert Parry. ››read more


STATE DEPT. RULES OUT IRAN “SECRET NUCLEAR FACILITY” LAVIZAN-3 ALLEGATIONS PUSHED BY CONGRESSMEN–CLAIMS APPEAR FABRICATED

(source: The District Sentinel) February 28, 2015

Rajavi and SaddamRajavi and Saddam“We have seen these claims and while we take all such reports seriously, we do not believe that this allegation has merit or that it impacts our ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program,” a State Department official told The Sentinel.

“We have examined the report and have no information to support the conclusion reached by the group that made the allegations,” the official added, noting that the multilateral nuclear negotiations involving Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council “are taking into account the possible pathways to enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon, and a comprehensive agreement will address those pathways.” ››read more


U.S. casts doubt on secret Iran nuke facility

by Oren Dorell (source: USA Today) February 27, 2015

GMP safe product photoGMP safe product photoAn uncropped version of that photo was posted Feb. 12 to the website of GMP Safes, an Iranian vault-door manufacturer, which shows the door sitting in a large room above ground, with sunlight streaming in from windows.

David Albright, a nuclear expert who is president of the Institute for Science and International Security, said the cropped photo adds to legitimate questions about NCRI's allegations.

"The basic story raises questions about its authenticity. They may have answers but the questions raise further doubts," Albright said. "The claims are so controversial that any manipulated evidence casts doubt on the whole story." ››read more


MEK Hoax Exposed: "Lavizan-3" Revelations Found Fake

(source: CASMII) February 25, 2015

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The latest NCRI revelations of a new "Lavizan 3" facility has been sent to the right wing media and has been playing in the US non-stop. It is a total fabrication.

The photo that NCRI claims to have smuggled out of an underground nuclear facility has been exposed as a product advertisement photo from an Iranian safe manufacturer called GMP. ››read more


Leaked cables show Netanyahu’s Iran bomb claim contradicted by Mossad

by Seumas Milne, Ewen MacAskill and Clayton Swisher (source: Guardian ) February 23, 2015

Binyamin Netanyahu’s dramatic declaration to world leaders in 2012 that Iran was about a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his own secret service, according to a top-secret Mossad document.

It is part of a cache of hundreds of dossiers, files and cables from the world’s major intelligence services – one of the biggest spy leaks in recent times. ››read more


Reading the Runes in the Latest Report on Iran’s Nuclear Program

by Peter Jenkins (source: Lobelog) February 23, 2015

In effect Iran is being asked to prove its innocence. But when it tries to do so, the evidence it submits is rejected out of hand because it calls into question the evidence that is being used to justify the suspicion of guilt. Is that consistent with due process? ››read more


        Editor's note: Peter Jenkins was a British career diplomat for 33 years. His last assignment (2001-06) was that of UK Ambassador to the IAEA and UN (Vienna).

CIA’s Nuclear-Bomb Sting Said to Spur Review in Iran Arms Case

by Jonathan Tirone (source: Bloomberg) February 23, 2015

Details of a 15-year-old Central Intelligence Agency sting emerging from a court case in the U.S. may prompt United Nations monitors to reassess some evidence related to Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons work, two western diplomats said. ››read more


The Real Problem of ‘Getting to Yes’ With Iran

by Gareth Porter (source: Antiwar.com) February 14, 2015

Talking to reporters Monday, President Obama asked rhetorically, “[D]oes Iran have the political will and desire to get a deal done?” Iran “should be able to get to yes,” Obama said. “But we don’t know if that is going to happen. They have their hard-liners, they have their politics….”

The idea that Iranian agreement to US negotiating demands is being held back by “politics” is a familiar theme in US public pronouncements on these negotiations. The only reason Iran has not accepted the deal offered by the United States, according to the standard official view, is that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is a hardliner who is constraining the more reasonable Iranian negotiating team from making the necessary compromises. ››read more


Clarifying the Nuclear Timeline: Debunking the Myth of a March Deadline

by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi (source: Iranian Diplomacy) February 13, 2015

There is a systematic effort in the United States today to convey the wrong impression that the deadline for the nuclear talks is only a month away in March, thus trying to put additional pressure on Iran. ››read more


NSA Claims Iran Learned from Western Cyberattacks

by Glenn Greenwald (source: The Intercept) February 11, 2015

The U.S. Government often warns of increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks from adversaries, but it may have actually contributed to those capabilities in the case of Iran.

A top secret National Security Agency document from April 2013 reveals that the U.S. intelligence community is worried that the West’s campaign of aggressive and sophisticated cyberattacks enabled Iran to improve its own capabilities by studying and then replicating those tactics. ››read more


Iranian Parliament Vows Retaliation if US Imposes New Sanctions

by Jason Ditz (source: Antiwar.com) January 26, 2015

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has warned that there are “retaliatory plans” in place in the event that the US Congress follows through on efforts to impose new sanctions against them. ››read more


We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account

by Joan Smith (source: The Independent) January 25, 2015

What do you call the unelected leader of a state that beheads people in public, permits only one faith and exports an extreme form of Islam to other countries? If he happens to be Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, self-appointed caliph of Islamic State (Isis), the answer is one of the world’s most wanted terrorists. If he is King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, the proper form of address is “Your Majesty”. ››read more


Iran and the 2015 NPT Review Conference

by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi (source: Iran Review) January 20, 2015

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a sharp reminder of the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and the imminent danger to humanity posed by some 17300 bombs in the world today, irrespective of the legally binding obligation of the five (officially-recognized) nuclear weapons states (U.S., Russia, China, France, and England) to take practical steps toward a total elimination of nuclear weapons, i.e., disarmament. ››read more


GOP Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson Funds Mysterious Anti-Iran Pressure Group

(source: The Nation) January 16, 2015

Nearly one-third of anti-Iran pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran’s 2013 budget came from the country’s foremost Republican megadonor, a man who invested a reported $98 million to defeat Barack Obama in the 2012 election, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. Adelson routed his $500,000 donation to UANI through his family foundation, according to tax documents. ››read more


Paris is a warning: there is no insulation from our wars

by Seumas Milne (source: The Guardian) January 16, 2015

The former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin, who led opposition to the Iraq war, this week described Isis as the “deformed child” of western policy. The west’s wars in the Muslim world “always nourish new wars” and “terrorism among us”, he wrote, while “we simplify” these conflicts “by seeing only the Islamist symptom”. ››read more


Edward Snowden: U.S. used Stuxnet against Iran

by Nicole Arce (source: TechTimes) January 9, 2015

Edward Snowden has blasted the United States policy of launching cyberattacks first before defending the security of its own network and Internet infrastructure. ››read more


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