The IAEA’s “Final Assessment”

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by Gareth Porter The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assessment has cleared the way for the board of governors to end the Agency’s extraordinary investigation into accusations of Iran’s past nuclear weapons work. But a closer examination of the document reveals… Continue Reading  

Deconstructing the Myth of Lavizan-Shian

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by Gareth Porter As the world awaits the mid-December report of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano on the accusations of past Iranian work on nuclear weapons, anticipation of the report’s content will be shaped primarily by… Continue Reading  

The Nisman Murder and the AMIA Bombing: A Tangled Thread

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by Gareth Porter The evidence already available about Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death from a gunshot to the head creates a strong presumption that he was murdered. He was about to present publicly his accusation that President Christina Fernández de… Continue Reading  

Ex-IAEA Chief Warns on Using Unverified Intel to Pressure Iran

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by Gareth Porter In a critique of the handling of the Iran file by the International Atomic Energy Agency, former IAEA Director General Han Blix has called for greater skepticism about the intelligence documents and reports alleging Iranian nuclear weapons… Continue Reading  

Why Hasn’t the IAEA Followed Up Iran’s Inspection Offer?

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The Marivan Mystery by Gareth Porter When Iran offered last month to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit the Marivan region near the border with Iraq, the IAEA might have been expected to respond with alacrity to… Continue Reading