Seventy-Plus Nuclear Non-Proliferation Experts Endorse Deal

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by Jim Lobe As an abundance of nuclear non-proliferation experts rallies behind the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA) signed last month by the P5+1 and Iran, the paucity of arms-control specialists who oppose the deal has become increasingly apparent.… Continue Reading  

The Sources of Opposition to the Iran Agreement

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by Paul R. Pillar An air of unreality pervades much of the debate on the agreement to restrict Iran’s nuclear program. Opponents of the agreement raise issue after issue on which the agreement is clearly superior to the alternative that… Continue Reading  

Other Reasons to Review IAEA’s Al-Kibar Conclusions

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by Robert Kelley The UK’s former ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Peter Jenkins, has done us the service of calling into question the methods by which the Agency’s inspection team may have obtained or collected the uranium… Continue Reading  

Syrian Nuclear Non-Compliance: Time for a Review

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by Peter Jenkins What I wrote earlier this month about the reasons to doubt the wisdom of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board’s decision to find Syria non-compliant with its IAEA safeguards agreement led to contact with a retired… 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