The So-Called Syria ‘Experts,’ and George Monbiot

The claim that Assad’s government used chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun, and earlier in Ghouta, was an obvious boon to those who have spent more than a decade trying to achieve regime change in Syria.

Nikki Haley, United States' Ambassador United Nations, shows pictures of Syrian victims of chemical attacks as she addresses a meeting of the Security Council on Syria at U.N. headquarters, April 5, 2017. (AP/Bebeto Matthews)

Investigative journalist Gareth Porter has published two exclusives whose import is far greater than may be immediately apparent. They concern Israel’s bombing in 2007 of a supposed nuclear plant secretly built, according to a self-serving US and Israeli narrative, by Syrian leader Bashar Assad. Although the attack on the “nuclear reactor”

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Operation Orchard: In 2007, Israeli Intelligence Misled the CIA on a Syrian Nuclear Strike

In joining Israel and the White House selling military intervention in Syria, the CIA and international inspectors hid key evidence that would undermine the case.

When Yousry Abushady studied the highly unusual May 2008 CIA video on a Syrian nuclear reactor that was allegedly under construction when Israeli jet destroyed it seven months earlier, the senior specialist on North Korean nuclear reactors on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s staff knew that something was very wrong. Abushady quickly

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International Support For Iran As IAEA Insists Tehran Stuck To Nuclear Deal

Saudi Arabia and Israel have both expressed their praise for the U.S. President’s move.

Members of the Iranian American community listen Former State Department Director of Policy Planning Jake Sullivan during a hearing on Iran before the House Foreign Affairs Committee at Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

In response to the U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA, with Tehran, the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA,  has confirmed that Iran adhered to the nuclear deal. "As I have reported to the Board of Governors, the nuclear-related commitments undertaken by Iran under the JCPOA

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Trump’s Efforts To Find A Pretext For War With Iran Are Failing

The only reason that the Trumpies are demanding inspections of Parchin is that they know Iran will reject the demand. It is a sort of ultimatum, and the point of an ultimatum is to provoke a war.

A poster on the street with a portrait of U.S. President Donald Trump and a sentence referring to a quotation of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in an annual rally commemorating the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, which toppled the late pro-U.S. Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, in Tehran, Iran, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP/Vahid Salemi)

The warmongers in the Trump administration (you didn’t fall for that isolationism scam did you?) have been exploring ways to blow up the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump has repeatedly castigated as “a very bad deal.” One ploy they’ve fixed on is to demand inspections of the Parchin military base, on the pretext that nuclear-related experiments

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President Trump Is Gearing Up To Kill The Iran Nuclear Deal

President Donald Trump and some of his political advisors are preparing to end participation in the Iran nuclear deal, possibly as early as October 2017.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd after speaking during a rally opposing the Iran nuclear deal outside the Capitol in Washington, Sept. 9, 2015. (AP/Susan Walsh)

One of the most successful examples of transatlantic cooperation in recent years was the conclusion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was finalized in July 2015. The deal imposes strict constraints on Iran’s nuclear program, and provides for enhanced transparency, in return for relief from international sanctions. However,

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IAEA Reports Iran Continues To Comply With Nuclear Deal

The IAEA report also confirmed that Iran has made no attempt to construct a heavy water reactor at Arak.

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The latest quarterly report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again confirmed that Iran is continuing to comply with all of its requirements under the P5+1 nuclear deal, and that its stockpiles of low-enriched uranium remain well below negotiated caps. The IAEA report also confirmed that Iran has made no attempt to

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