Be a Fly on the Wall in A Room Where History Was Made

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by Jasmin Ramsey To describe the process that led to the final deal on Iran’s nuclear program as long and difficult is both talking point and reality. The Europeans, known then as the EU-3 (France, Germany, UK), began the negotiations with Iran in 2003… Continue Reading  

IAEA Reliance on Third-Party Data Could Compromise Political Credibility

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Beginning with a reference to a contentious report by the AP that used an alleged Iranian document provided by an “unnamed country” to suggest “that Iran is working on a bomb,” Mark Hibbs, a senior associate in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program, writes that… Continue Reading  

Guardian: No Persian Speakers at IAEA Safeguards Department for security reasons

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano at the ABACC Exhibit at the IAEA 55th General Conference. Vienna, Austria, 20 September 2010.

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Can this be true? According to Julian Borger: The Guardian has also learned that for security reasons, there are no longer any Farsi speakers in the safeguards department to analyse the flow of documents coming in about the Iranian nuclear… Continue Reading  

The reluctance that dogs the West’s approach to Iran

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The front page of the 13 July edition of the Daily Telegraph caused a stir in Britain. The headline, amplified by that morning’s BBC News, read: “We foiled Iranian nuclear weapons bid, says spy chief”. Referencing a speech by the… Continue Reading