New Revelations of the US in Iran

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by Ervand Abrahamian The State Department has finally released a much-awaited volume of internal documents from 1951 to 1954, the period during which Mohammad Mossadeq was prime minister of Iran. The department is obliged to publish 30-year-old documents in its annual… Continue Reading  

Why We Went to War Against Iraq: Re-Writing History Again

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by Wayne White Some Republican presidential hopefuls—plus Colin Powell—are trying to shift responsibility for the Iraq War away from Bush administration politicians by blaming the U.S. intelligence community. This is only part of the real story. The rest, which the… Continue Reading  

“The Father of Iran’s Nuclear Programme”

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by Peter Jenkins Last week the BBC’s “Today” programme carried an interview with Dr. Akbar Etemad, who was in charge of Iran’s fledgling nuclear program between 1974 and 1978 and who has lived outside Iran since the Revolution. Dr. Etemad… Continue Reading  

2012 Predictions of war with Iran that didn’t Happen (20th Anniversary Edition)

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It’s June 15, 1992. A news nugget on page A-12 of the Washington Post reports that the chief of Israel’s Air Force believes military action might be necessary to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons: Maj. Gen. Herzl Budinger told… Continue Reading  

Al-Monitor: U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran is from 2010, experts say

Laura Rozen clears up the cloud of confusion and media frenzy over Ehud Barak’s comments last week implying that a new U.S. intelligence assessment on Iran that shares Israel’s assessment of Iran’s nuclear program has been released: Several American former… Continue Reading