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Podhoretz’s Quote Came from Known Fabricator Amir Taheri

Irancove @ November 17, 2007 # 9 Comments

Iranian Scholar Shaul Bakhash did some digging about a quote ostensibly by Khomeini and used by neoconservative extremist Norman Podhoretz to base his claim that Iran is undeterrable—and therefore, should be bombed—to discover that the quote is a falsehood from infamous fabricator, Amir Taheri. Norman Podhoretz, among others, believes that Iran is undeterrable, and this […]

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Aijaz Ahmad on the IAEA Report

Irancove @ November 17, 2007 # 7 Comments

Via the Real News Network, watch Aijaz Ahmad’s appraisal of the new IAEA report, the possibility of new security council resolutions, China’s stance and the Russian decision to carry on providing enriched fuel to Iran. According to Ahmad’s reading of the report, “Iran has not lied on any issue whatsoever, it’s behavior has been transparent.” […]

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Farhi on the IAEA Reporting

Irancove @ November 17, 2007 # 3 Comments

Farideh Farhi has a good post at the ICGA blog with her assessment of the new IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear energy program.  The IAEA has found no evidence that any nuclear material has been diverted for weapons production.  Iran is being criticized by the western press for not suspending enrichment—an extra measure that is […]

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Iran Sanctions Meeting Cancelled After Pull Out by China

Irancove @ November 17, 2007 # 5 Comments

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – A meeting of world powers on tougher sanctions on Iran has been cancelled after China pulled out, European diplomatic sources said on Friday, revealing tensions after a key report into Tehran’s atomic activities. Political directors from Britain, France, Germany, the United States, Russia and China were due to meet on […]

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On Iran, no news is good news for U.S.

Irancove @ November 17, 2007 # 5 Comments

Siddharth Varadarajan on the recent IAEA report and Iran’s nuclear energy program: The IAEA’s latest report on the Iranian civilian nuclear programme will take the wind out of the sails of the war party in Washington. It suggests Tehran might be telling the truth about not having worked as extensively on its centrifuge designs as […]

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Some Democratic Lawmakers Urge Vigilance Against Iran War

Irancove @ November 17, 2007 # 4 Comments

A group of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives is repeating concerns about the possibility of military conflict with Iran. VOA’s Dan Robinson reports, lawmakers met with reporters, at the start of a two-week break, to signal that Congress will demand that President Bush seek congressional authorization before launching any military strikes against Iran.

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