Gareth Porter: Hamas Has Been Willing to Negotiate a Peace Deal Based on ’67 Borders

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Nov. 22, 2012

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Gareth Porter: Will the US Negotiate State to State with Iran? + Divisions Over Iran Strike in Israeli Leadership Revealed

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Updated: added another video report and article Nov. 12, 2012

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Nov. 11, 2012

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Gareth Porter: The US has rebuffed several attempts by Iran to negotiate a resolution to the standoff, Obama appears committed to harsh sanctions.
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Gareth Porter: Obama and Romney debate a false narrative about US foreign policy

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Oct. 28, 2012

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Obama Aides Launch Preemptive Attack on New Iran Plan by Gareth Porter

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Oct. 16, 2012

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WASHINGTON, Oct 16 2012 (IPS) – Although the place and time of the next round of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme have not yet been announced, the manoeuvring by Iran and the United States to influence the outcome has already begun.

Iran sought support for a revised proposal to the talks during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last month, according to a New York Times report Oct. 4. Then, only a few days later, the Barack Obama administration launched a preemptive attack on the proposal through New York Times reporter David Sanger.

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Iranian Diplomat Says Iran Offered Deal to Halt 20-Percent Enrichment by Gareth Porter

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Sept. 24, 2012

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WASHINGTON, Sep 24 2012 (IPS) – Iran has again offered to halt its enrichment of uranium to 20 percent, which the United States has identified as its highest priority in the nuclear talks, in return for easing sanctions against Iran, according to Iran’s permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Ali Asghar Soltanieh, who has conducted Iran’s negotiations with the IAEA in Tehran and Vienna, revealed in an interview with IPS that Iran had made the offer at the meeting between EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton and Iran’s leading nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili in Istanbul Sep. 19.

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Pink Shrouds Aimed to Draw Attention to Iran Military Site, Analysts Say by Gareth Porter

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Sept. 7, 2012

Diplomats from an unidentified country and a Washington research organisation considered close to the International Atomic Energy Agency have alleged in recent weeks that Iran has covered two buildings at a military site to hide a clean-up of evidence of nuclear weapons related testing.

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After Dempsey Warning, Israel May Curb War Threat by Jim Lobe and Gareth Porter + Israeli Defence Minister Rumoured Cooling on Attacking Iran

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Updated: Sept. 10, 2012 added a video report

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Sept. 5, 2012

President Barack Obama’s explicit warning that he will not accept a unilateral Israeli attack against Iran may force Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step back from his ostensible threat of war.

Netanyahu had hoped that the Obama administration could be put under domestic political pressure during the election campaign to shift its policy on Iran to the much more confrontational stance that Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak have been demanding.

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IAEA Report Shows Iran Reduced Its Breakout Capacity by Gareth Porter

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Sept. 1, 2012

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report made public Thursday reveals that Iran has actually reduced the amount of 20-percent enriched uranium available for any possible “breakout” to weapons grade enrichment over the last three months rather than increasing it.

Contrary to the impression conveyed by most news media coverage, the report provides new evidence that Iran’s enrichment strategy is aimed at enhancing its bargaining position in negotiations with the United States rather than amassing such a breakout capability.

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Gareth Porter: Israel drops Iran-attack hints to U.S.

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Aug. 25, 2012

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Iran and the UN atomic watchdog have failed to find a way out of the stalemate over Tehran’s nuclear programe at fresh talks. The meeting took place amid reports that Iran’s installed more ‘uranium enrichment machines’ at one of its facilities. For more RT talks to Gareth Porter, an investigative journalist and analyst on US foreign and military policy.

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Gareth Porter: Civilian Deaths from US Drone Attacks Much Higher than Reported

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Aug. 22, 2012

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Gareth Porter: New investigative work shows that civilian deaths in Pakistan, including from second wave attacks, higher than Pentagon reports

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Israel’s Iran War Talk Aims at Deal for Tougher U.S. Policy by Gareth Porter

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Aug. 16, 2012

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WASHINGTON, Aug 16 2012 (IPS) – Two recent interviews apparently given by Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak provide evidence that the new wave of reports in the Israeli press about a possible Israeli attack on Iran is a means by which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Barak hope to leverage a U.S. shift toward Israel’s red lines on Iran’s nuclear programme.

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Gareth Porter: Economic War Against Iran Continues; Still No Evidence of a Weapons Program

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June 26, 2012

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Gareth Porter: US continues to insist Iran gives up all nuclear enrichment and offers no concessions on sanctions

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Top UK Award Goes to Journalist Who Exposed Secrets of Afghanistan War

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June 15, 2012

Gareth Porter, the Washington-based journalist, has won the prestigious Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism for 2012 for his investigation of US ‘killing strategy’ in Afghanistan, including the targeting of people through their mobile phones.

The judges said: ‘In a series of extraordinary articles, Gareth Porter has torn away the facades of the Obama administration and disclosed a military strategy that amounts to a war against civilians.’

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Changes at Parchin Suggest an Iranian Bargaining Ploy by Gareth Porter

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June 8, 2012

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WASHINGTON, Jun 8, 2012 (IPS) – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Western governments acted this week to escalate their accusations that Iran has “sanitised” a site at its Parchin military complex to hide evidence of nuclear weapons work, showing satellite images of physical changes at the site to IAEA member delegations.

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Gareth Porter: Objective of US and Israeli Policy is Economic Warfare Against Iran

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June 6, 2012

Gareth Porter: IAEA keeps Iran in “dock of global public opinion” while sanctions aim to weaken Iran as a regional power

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