Trump’s Efforts To Find A Pretext For War With Iran Are Failing

The only reason that the Trumpies are demanding inspections of Parchin is that they know Iran will reject the demand. It is a sort of ultimatum, and the point of an ultimatum is to provoke a war.

A poster on the street with a portrait of U.S. President Donald Trump and a sentence referring to a quotation of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in an annual rally commemorating the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, which toppled the late pro-U.S. Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, in Tehran, Iran, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP/Vahid Salemi)

The warmongers in the Trump administration (you didn’t fall for that isolationism scam did you?) have been exploring ways to blow up the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump has repeatedly castigated as “a very bad deal.” One ploy they’ve fixed on is to demand inspections of the Parchin military base, on the pretext that nuclear-related experiments

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President Trump Is Gearing Up To Kill The Iran Nuclear Deal

President Donald Trump and some of his political advisors are preparing to end participation in the Iran nuclear deal, possibly as early as October 2017.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd after speaking during a rally opposing the Iran nuclear deal outside the Capitol in Washington, Sept. 9, 2015. (AP/Susan Walsh)

One of the most successful examples of transatlantic cooperation in recent years was the conclusion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was finalized in July 2015. The deal imposes strict constraints on Iran’s nuclear program, and provides for enhanced transparency, in return for relief from international sanctions. However,

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US Leads Boycott Of Talks Aimed At Nuclear Weapons Ban

US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, argued that a treaty would end up disarming nations “trying to keep peace and safety,” while “bad actors” wouldn’t sign on or comply.

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, speaks to reporters outside the General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, March 27, 2017. (AP/Seth Wenig)

UNITED NATIONS  — U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other nuclear-armed nations are sitting out a discussion they see as impractical. Supporters of the potential pact say it's time to push harder toward eliminating atomic weapons than nations have been doing through the nearly

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Why Can Israel Have A Nuke, But Not Iran? Ask The US

With billions in military aid from the U.S. each year, it’s difficult to see what threat a nuclear Iran, a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, truly poses to Israel, a country which still won’t confirm or deny its nuclear arsenal.

Israel's Sorek nuclear reactor center near the central Israeli town of Yavne.

KITCHENER, Ontario --- With the long-awaited agreement between Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus Germany) finally signed, it appears that Iran will continue its nuclear program for peaceful purposes, which it has always stated was its intent. This agreement was welcomed throughout most of

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Iranian Foreign Minister: Time For US And Israel To Give Up Nukes

“One of the many ironies of history is that non-nuclear-weapon states, like Iran, have actually done far more for the cause of non-proliferation in practice than nuclear-weapon states have done on paper.”

In the wake of the historic agreement between Iran and world powers, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday called on known nuclear weapons states, including the United States and Israel, to walk the walk and begin disarming their own atomic arsenals. Writing in the Guardian, Zarif declared: "I sincerely believe that the nuclear

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UN To Review Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty On Eve Of 70th Anniversary Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

It’s been 70 years since atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, and 45 years since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty went into effect. An upcoming conference aims to evaluate the NPT, including its strengths and weaknesses.

The Atomic Bomb Dome is silhouetted at sunset in Hiroshima, western Japan, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. (Photo: Shizuo Kambayashi/AP)

The Atomic Bomb Dome is silhouetted at sunset in Hiroshima, western Japan,  Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.  (Photo: Shizuo Kambayashi/AP) NEW YORK --- Seventy years ago this coming August, Dr. Michihiko Hachiya was sprawled out on his living room floor in Hiroshima at about 8:15 in the morning. He was exhausted, he wrote, because he had stayed up all

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