History of Key Document in IAEA Probe Suggests Israeli Forgery by Gareth Porter + Iran’s Non-Existent Nuke Program

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP, Oct. 17 2014
Washington
October 23, 2014

Western diplomats have reportedly faulted Iran in recent weeks for failing to provide the International Atomic Energy Agency with information on experiments on high explosives intended to produce a nuclear weapon, according to an intelligence document the IAEA is investigating. Continue reading

Ex-Inspector Rejects IAEA Iran Bomb Test Chamber Claim by Gareth Porter + Robert Kelley: New Iran report proves nothing

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at IPS
Nov. 19, 2011

WASHINGTON, Nov 19, 2011 (IPS) – A former inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repudiated its major new claim that Iran built an explosives chamber to test components of a nuclear weapon and carry out a simulated nuclear explosion.

The IAEA claim that a foreign scientist – identified in news reports as Vyacheslav Danilenko – had been involved in building the alleged containment chamber has now been denied firmly by Danilenko himself in an interview with Radio Free Europe published Friday.

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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 Chenobyls or a Fukushima, by bombing working nuclear power plants, another potential nuclear madness is planned, geographically “next door.”

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IAEA’s “Soviet Nuclear Scientist” Never Worked on Weapons by Gareth Porter

Updated: Nov. 12, 2011; added another interview; Nov. 11, 2011; added a video with Gareth Porter.

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at IPS
Nov. 9, 2011

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WASHINGTON, Nov 9, 2011 (IPS) – The report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published by a Washington think tank Tuesday repeated the sensational claim previously reported by news media all over the world that a former Soviet nuclear weapons scientist had helped Iran construct a detonation system that could be used for a nuclear weapon.

But it turns out that the foreign expert, who is not named in the IAEA report but was identified in news reports as Vyacheslav Danilenko, is not a nuclear weapons scientist but one of the top specialists in the world in the production of nanodiamonds by explosives.

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