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ElBaradei unveils West’s stance on Iran

Posted by seumasach on April 20, 2011

PressTV

20th April, 2011

The former IAEA chief says the West did not want to reach an agreement with Tehran on the nuclear issue and sought to change the establishment in Iran.

“The Americans and the Europeans withheld important documents and information from us. They weren’t interested in a compromise with the government in Tehran, but regime change — by any means necessary,” Mohamed ElBaradei told the Der Spiegel on Tuesday.

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Erdogan backs Iran’s nuclear work, rejects arms

Posted by seumasach on January 14, 2010

PressTV

14th January, 2010

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has thrown his weight behind Iran despite recent threats by Washington for new sanctions against Tehran.

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Iran Willing to Perform Nuclear Exchange in Turkey, Turkish FM Offers to Help Resolve Diplomatic Standoff

Posted by seumasach on January 6, 2010

Jason Ditz

antiwar.com

25th December, 2009

In yet another indication that the third party enrichment scheme isn’t quite dead, the Iranian government indicated today that it would be willing to transfer its nuclear material to Turkey and make the exchange there.

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Obama and New York Times Working to Give Solidity to Groundless Iran Nuclear Weapons Charge

Posted by seumasach on January 6, 2010

Stephen Gowans

What’s Left

5th January, 2010

I have no idea whether Iran has a secret nuclear weapons program, and neither does the Obama administration, but that hasn’t stopped Obama’s advisers from claiming that Iran remains determined to develop nuclear weapons. Nor has it stopped The New York Times from working with the Obama administration to create the impression that Iran has a covert nuclear arms program, despite the country’s insistence it hasn’t, and absent any compelling evidence it has.

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U.S. Intelligence Found Iran Nuke Document Was Forged

Posted by seumasach on December 30, 2009

Gareth Porter

Global Research

28th December, 2009

U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a “neutron initiator” for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication, according to a former Central Intelligence Agency official.

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Ahmadinejad: West not brave enough to come clean

Posted by seumasach on December 26, 2009

PressTV

25th December, 2009

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says some Western countries are using Iran’s nuclear program as a pretext to put pressure on the Islamic Republic.
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Turkey’s PM: First give up nuclear weapons to impose Iran sanctions

Posted by seumasach on November 1, 2009

Campaign Iran

1st November, 2009

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that countries opposed to Iran’s atomic programme should give up their own nuclear weapons and described the sanctions imposed on his neighbour as arrogant.

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The still-missing central fact in the Iran drama

Posted by seumasach on October 9, 2009

Glenn Greenwald

Salon.com

7th October, 2009

Ever since Iran reported the existence of its Qom enrichment facility to the IAEA, one central assertion has been repeated as fact over and over by the American media to make the story as incriminating as possible:  namely, that Iran only disclosed this because they discovered they had been “caught,” i.e., they found out that the West knew of this facility and they thus had no choice but to disclose it.  That assertion has been fundamental to the entire Iran drama.  After all, if Iran voluntarily notified the IAEA of the Qom facility before it was even operational and thus agreed to have the facility inspected, it’s impossible to maintain the melodramatic storyline that Iran was planning something deeply nefarious here and got “caught red-handed.”  The assertion that Iran was forced into disclosure is vital to the entire plot, and it’s been constantly repeated as fact.

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Iran’s not so secret, secret fuel plant

Posted by seumasach on September 27, 2009

Stephen Gowans

What’s Left

27th September, 2009

The construction of a uranium enrichment facility by Iran outside of Qum, which Tehran notified the International Atomic Energy Agency of days ago, has been seized upon dishonestly by Washington “as a chance to…persuade other countries to support the case for stronger sanctions” against Iran. [1]

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As Required, Iran Informs IAEA About New Enrichment Site

Posted by seumasach on September 26, 2009

Jason Ditz

Antiwar.com

25th September, 2009

Western leaders reacted with a combination of indignation and outrage todaywhen the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) revealed that Iran had informed them it was in the process of constructing a second uranium enrichment facility.

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