No Good Reason for Trump Not to Certify Iran Nuclear Compliance

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by Mark Fitzpatrick US President Donald Trump would have no substantive grounds for following up his broad hints to decide in the negative when the 15 October deadline comes for re-certifying that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal struck two years… Continue Reading  

Iran Nuclear Deal Is Working: Access Debates No Cause for Alarm

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by Mark Fitzpatrick It was entirely proper for United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to visit the Vienna headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 23 August to encourage robust verification of the 2015 Iran… Continue Reading  

Don’t Repeat the Iraq War False WMD Claims with Iran

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by Mark Fitzpatrick Where were you when the US invaded Iraq 15 years ago?  I was an acting Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department, with an inside view on the decision-making process. My colleagues in the department’s Intelligence and… Continue Reading  

More Distortions on Iran from the Times

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by Derek Davison On Tuesday, The New York Times published what appeared at first to be a troubling update on the state of Iran’s nuclear program. In a piece headlined “Iran’s Nuclear Stockpile Grows, Complicating Negotiations,” the paper’s chief Washington… Continue Reading  

Syria Crisis Yet to Derail Iran Nuclear Talks

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Even with potential U.S. strikes against Iranian ally Syria looming, Washington and Tehran appear to be preparing for the resumption of nuclear talks. U.S. foreign policy analysts have been bustling since the Aug. 4… Continue Reading