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Iran's nuclear programme
According to Risen, back in 2000, under President Clinton, the CIA sent a "Russian defector" to IAEA headquarters in Vienna with slightly modified "technical designs for a TBA 480 high-voltage block," a semi-critical component of certain "Russian-designed" nuclear weapons, with instructions to give them to the Iranian delegate to the IAEA. ››read more
TEL AVIV (AFP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday warned that any military means to solve Iran's controversial nuclear programme would have a "disastrous" effect. ››read more
Bloggers are trying to explore the nature of not only the allegations against Iran, but perhaps as important, the form of journalism which will publish stories making serious allegations from anonymous sources and without having a means to evaluate the evidence. The mainstream media in this ways shows itself to be a pliant source of publicity in support of U.S. government policy aims. Instead of functioning as a watchdog, the mainstream media by publishing such stories, act as the ”mouthpiece” for the abuse of power. ››read more
Tehran, Iran - Interest is growing in a possible US-Iran nuclear compromise that could enable sensitive atomic work on Iranian soil, lower the risks of proliferation, and ease Iran's isolation. ››read more
Today, it appears that the newspapers in this country have faced several paper shortages; in the spirit of the Great War and the propaganda apparatus set up to ‘explain war’, the stories we see in print are not based on accuracy, but rely on the Bush White House agenda to justify wars – one after another. The most recent example of this is the Sciolino and Broad ‘interpretation’ of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s report on Iran which they presented so very inaccurately. ››read more
Editor's note: This letter is in response to NY Times’s article, “Iran Expanding Its Nuclear Programme, Agency Reports” (August 30 2007) by Elaine Sciolino and William J. Broad. Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich is a CASMII Columnist.
There seems to be no end to the exchange of rhetoric between Iran and the U.S. Both blame each other for being the cause of Mideast instability and part of the regional problem. One would have expected a mutual change of tone, if not approach, following their continuing landmark talks and cooperation on Iraq. Instead, President George W. Bush recently launched the arms-for-allies plan and sent his secretaries Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates on a Middle East tour to counter the so-called Iranian threat and achieve regional stability.
It's difficult to understand how pitting the Arabs against Iranians can stabilize the already volatile region.
In this interview, part of 'Inside the IAEA' series, the BBC reporter Rob Broomby speaks to Dr. ElBaradei regarding Iran's nuclear programme and the state of the Nuclear Non-Proliferations Treaty. The head of the IAEA blames the nuclear weapons states for not living up to their disarmament commitments under the NPT while they expect the non-nuclear weapon states to agree to additional intrusive inspections. He further explains the direct link between non-proliferation and a sense of security and how Washington's "new crazies" have contributed to the weakening of the NPT by their double standards and advocacy of military intervention. ››read more
The 3-day Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM) on Thursday adopted "Islamabad Declaration", backing Iran's peaceful nuclear program and opposing any use of force against the Islamic Republic. ››read more