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Posts Tagged ‘nuclear program

Israel too small to last a week of war with Iran

March 18, 2012

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says despite Tel Aviv’s escalating war rhetoric against Iran, Israel is too small to survive even one week of real war. Salehi added that Iran does not consider Israeli claims or threats as real threats. “… We take every little threat serious even if it comes from the weakest […]

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 […]

Tapping into the news at the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC

September 18, 2011

Shamai Leibowitz, an FBI Hebrew translator with top-secret clearance, was arrested in May 2010 for revealing restricted information consisting of five reports classified “secret”. The FBI was tapping into all the telephone lines and cell phone numbers associated with diplomats and intelligence officers working out of the Israeli Embassy in Washington and the United Nations […]

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 […]

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 […]

“No credible evidence” of Iranian nuclear weapons, says UN inspector

October 1, 2009

UN’s chief weapons inspector, Mohamed ElBaradei, said today he had seen “no credible evidence” that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, rejecting British intelligence allegations that a weapons program has been going on for at least four years. The claims and counter-claims came on the eve of a potentially decisive meeting in Geneva between diplomats from […]

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 […]