Resolving Key Nuclear Issue Turns on Iran-Russia Deal

by Gareth Porter U.S. and Iranian negotiators are working on a compromise approach to the issue of Iran’s uranium enrichment capabilities, which the Barack Obama administration has said in the past Iran was refusing to make concessions on. The compromise… Continue Reading  

Zarif Reveals Iran’s Proposal for Ensuring No “Breakout”

by Gareth Porter *This article has been modified. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has revealed for the first time that Iran has made a detailed proposal to the P5+1 group of states aimed at ensuring that no stockpile of low-enriched… Continue Reading  

WaPo “Fact Checker” Fails On Iran Nuclear Fatwa

by Gareth Porter In the wake of the preliminary nuclear deal with Iran, the Washington Post’s “Fact Checker,” Glenn Kessler, has questioned whether Obama administration officials should have taken the anti-nuclear fatwa by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei seriously.… Continue Reading  

Israeli Claim of Iranian ICBM Exploits Biased U.S. Intel

by Gareth Porter via IPS News In an effort to provoke any possible opposition in U.S. political circles to a nuclear deal with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has returned to exploiting an old claim that Iran is building… Continue Reading  

How Rotella Reported Another Dubious Iranian Bomb Plot

by Gareth Porter [While the terrible events in Egypt have delayed my plans to reply to ProPublica’s response to my critique of Sebastian Rotella’s report on the alleged build-up of Iran’s terrorist infrastructure in the Americas, Gareth Porter has written… Continue Reading