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Posts Tagged ‘IAEA

Iran sounds like Iraq 8 years back

November 14, 2011

Iraq was allegedly working on nuclear weapons, too: former president George Bush’s famous “smoking gun,” which also subsequently went missing. And on the basis of this “intelligence” about Iraq’s “weapons of mass destruction,” the United States and its more gullible allies invaded the country. Hundreds of thousands died, no weapons were found, and nothing was […]

IAEA report on Iran contains falsified information allegedly supplied by Israel

November 11, 2011

The Hindu reports that the latest report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran appears to have falsified information about a Russian scientist who allegedly helped Tehran advance its nuclear weapons program. The IAEA report published by a Washington think tank Tuesday included a sensational claim that a former Soviet nuclear weapons scientist […]

WikiLeaks cable portrays IAEA chief as in US court concerning Iran nuclear program

November 10, 2011

The new chief of the UN nuclear agency, Yukiya Amano, is portrayed in leaked US diplomatic cables as “solidly in the US court” on Iran. A 2009 American diplomatic cable indicates Amano to be in lockstep with key aspects of US policy. The cable reportedly stated: “Amano reminded [the] ambassador on several occasions that he […]

Ignoring the facts on Iran’s non-nuclear threat

September 20, 2010

The fact that Iran is not and has not been a nuclear threat to the United States and/or Israel is rendered irrelevant by a narrative of universal “concern” about its nuclear program. In mid-August,  after The New York Times quite uncharacteristically ran a piece diminishing the supposed danger of Iranian nukes, the story was misrepresented in […]

Former IAEA Chief: Iraq War Killed “A Million Innocent Civilians”

April 3, 2010

The former head of the UN’s chief nuclear agency, Mohammed ElBaradei, said in an interview with the British newspaper Guardian that those who launched the war in Iraq were responsible for killing a million innocent people and could be held accountable under international law. He was clearly referring to US President George Bush, British Prime […]

Some Iranian nuclear facts

October 2, 2009

Iran does have  a nuclear enrichment site at Natanz (near Isfahan) where it says it is trying to produce fuel for future civilian nuclear reactors to generate electricity. All Iranian leaders deny that this site is for weapons production, and the International Atomic Energy Agency has repeatedly inspected it and found no weapons program. Iran […]

Is “Iran is breaking rules that all nations must follow”?

September 28, 2009

Writing in the Guardian, Scott Ritter, chief UN weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, gives his opinion on the Iran nuclear confrontation: It was very much a moment of high drama. Barack Obama, fresh from his history-making stint hosting the UN security council, took a break from his duties at the G20 economic […]

Threat of Iranian nuclear threat hyped

September 12, 2009

Mohammed ElBaradei, the outgoing head of the UN atomic watchdog IAEA, has called the threat from Iran “hyped” and said there was no evidence that the Islamic republic will soon have nuclear weapons. “In many ways, I think the threat has been hyped,” Mr ElBaradei told the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a Chicago-based magazine […]