Gareth Porter: Mainstream Media Fails To Get Facts Straight on Iran’s Nuclear Fatwa

with Gareth Porter Writer, Dandelion Salad Washington December 20, 2013 TheRealNews on Dec 20, 2013 Investigative journalist Gareth Porter highlights the Washington Post’s fact checker’s error about Iran’s nuclear fatwa.

Fact Sheet: First Step Understandings Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program

Dandelion Salad Propaganda Alert! The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 23, 2013 The P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China, facilitated by the European Union) has been engaged in serious and substantive negotiations with Iran with the goal of reaching a verifiable diplomatic resolution that […]

Western Arrogance Blocks P5+1 Progress with Iran by Finian Cunningham + P5+1 & Iran agree landmark nuclear deal at Geneva talks

by Finian Cunningham Writer, Dandelion Salad East Africa Crossposted from PressTV November 23, 2013 Potential failure to reach an interim agreement at the P5+1 negotiations in Geneva this week can be attributed to various factors: The lingering damage to confidence caused by the French spoiler lobbed into the previous round earlier this month; the subsequent […]

Ex-Envoy’s Account Clarifies Iran’s 2003 Nuclear Decision by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter Writer, Dandelion Salad crossposted at ISP July 30, 2013 WASHINGTON, Jul 30 2013 (IPS) – Newly published recollections by the former French ambassador to Iran suggest that Iran was not running a covert nuclear weapons programme that it then decided to halt in late 2003, as concluded by U.S. intelligence in 2007.

U.S. Rejected 2005 Iranian Offer Ensuring No Nuclear Weapons by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter Featured Writer Dandelion Salad crossposted at ISP June 5, 2012 WASHINGTON, Jun 5, 2012 (IPS) – France and Germany were prepared in spring 2005 to negotiate on an Iranian proposal to convert all of its enriched uranium to fuel rods, making it impossible to use it for nuclear weapons, but Britain vetoed […]

Report on Iran’s Nuclear Fatwa Distorts Its History by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter Featured Writer Dandelion Salad crossposted at ISP April 18, 2012 WASHINGTON, Apr 18, 2012 (IPS) – The Barack Obama administration’s new interest in the 2004 religious verdict, or “fatwa”, by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei banning the possession of nuclear weapons, long dismissed by national security officials, has prompted the New […]

Massive US Surveillance On Iran Draws Yet Another Nuclear Blank by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham Featured Writer Dandelion Salad East Africa April 9, 2012 Washington’s Real Agenda is Not Global Security, It’s Regime Change A “surge” in US secret surveillance of Iran’s nuclear programme over the past three years, involving “hundreds” of spy drone flights, has not produced the slightest evidence to support Washington’s much-vaunted fears that […]

An Attack On Iran’s Nuclear Facilities Would Be A Nuclear War by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio Dandelion Salad Featured Writer March 9, 2012 An attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, by Israel, the United States, or both, would be a nuclear war for two important reasons: 1. The GBU-28 “bunker buster” bombs which would be used to destroy hardened Iranian nuclear sites use depleted uranium to penetrate concrete. This […]

Foreign Policy’s Irresponsible Reporting on Iran’s Nuclear Program by Jeremy R. Hammond

by Jeremy R. Hammond Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Foreign Policy Journal February 25, 2012 David Makovsky writes in Foreign Policy that “Iranian leaders have struck an increasingly aggressive note. They have threatened a preemptive strike against their foes….” This is shameful. Makovsky knows perfectly well that any sensible reader would interpret “preemptive strike” to mean a […]

Attack Iran? Nuclear Insanity by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot Featured Writer Dandelion Salad London, England 18 January 2012 “We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen, before Israel goes under.” (Martin Van Creveld, Professor of Military History at Israel’s Hebrew University, September 2003) Iran: We have been here before. […]

Clinton Revives Dubious Charge of “Covert” Iranian Nuclear Site by Gareth Porter + Why Did Def. Sec. Panetta Say Iran Not Building Nukes?

by Gareth Porter Featured Writer Dandelion Salad crossposted at IPS January 11, 2012 WASHINGTON, Jan 11, 2012 (IPS) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s charge Tuesday that Iran had intended to keep the Fordow site secret until it was revealed by Western intelligence revived a claim the Barack Obama administration made in September 2009.

US Steps Up Covert War Against Iran with yet Another Assassination of a Nuclear Scientist by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham Featured Writer Dandelion Salad East Africa 11 January 2012 The US covert war against Iran raised the stakes even higher today with the assassination of yet another nuclear scientist, with some analysts saying that the Islamic Republic is being pushed into a corner to either back down in its confrontation with the […]

Nuclear Madness: Iran, Kuwait, or the IAEA? by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot Featured Writer Dandelion Salad London, England 16 November 2011 “The Public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.” (Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775) As the sabre rattling against Iran becomes more deafening, week on week, with threats of the nuclear insanity of potentially, deliberately, creating a few […]

Inside Story – Iran’s nuclear setback AlJazeeraEnglish | January 21, 2011 Iran’s nuclear programme is under the spotlight again this week; diplomats from the five permanent members of the security council plus Germany are in Istanbul for talks with Saeed Jalili, Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator. Iran is under pressure to prove that its nuclear activities are peaceful. The US has […]

The Mysterious “Laptop Documents”. Using Fake Intelligence to Justify a Pre-emptive Nuclear War on Iran by Michel Chossudovsky by Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, November 24, 2010 The UN Security Council on June 9 2010 adopted the imposition of a fourth round of sweeping sanctions against The Islamic Republic of Iran. UNSC Resolution 1929 includes an expanded arms embargo as well as “tougher financial controls”: “[Resolution 1929 (June 9, 2010)] Decides that all […]