Defending Saudis on Khashoggi to Take Down Iran

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by Ben Armbruster The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has exposed the many sinister tentacles of the U.S.-Saudi alliance. It has revealed the American role in perpetuating the war crimes and humanitarian disaster in Yemen, and demonstrated how Saudi… Continue Reading  

Are Iran’s Ballistic Missiles Designed to be Nuclear Capable? (This article has been updated.)

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by Michael Elleman and Mark Fitzpatrick The common claim that Iran’s missile development must be stopped altogether because these systems could deliver nuclear weapons in the future rests on broad generalizations. While there is reason for concern, priority attention should… Continue Reading  

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