More Lies about Iran
By Mike Whitney
01/15/06 "ICH" -- -- There’s been a lot of rubbish written about
Iran’s “removing the seals” from its uranium enrichment
The fear-mongering western media have exploited the expression
for all its worth. Even those who are normally skeptical of the
Bush-propaganda machine are taken aback by this ominous-sounding
How else does one make nuclear fuel for electric power plants if
the fuel-producing mechanism is under lock and key?
The fear-engendering description provided in the news would have
the reader believe that “diabolical” Iranians are ripping off
the seals with crowbars so they can quickly assemble their
secret nuclear stockpile to bomb Tel Aviv.
This is the worse type of demagoguery.
The fuel that is produced from these uranium enrichment reactors
DOES NOT PRODUCE WEAPONS-GRADE MATERIAL. That requires thousands
of centrifuges which Iran does not have.
At the same time, the nuclear watchdog agency, the IAEA, has
on-site inspectors and cameras monitoring the entire process.
Everything is under constant observation.
Additionally, as nuclear weapons physicist, Gordon Prather
states, “After almost three years of go-anywhere see-anything
interview-anyone inspections, IAEA inspectors have yet to find
any indication that Iran has—or ever had—a nuclear weapons
No nukes! Not now…not ever!
The public has been duped again by the intentionally misleading
rhetoric and blatant lies of the MSM and the Bush administration
to build the case for war with Iran. What could be more clear?
The public does have a choice, however; either they can accept
the credible statements from the Nobel Prize-winning Mohammed
Elbaradei, chief of the IAEA, or the spurious allegations of the
Which will it be?
"Removing the Seals?"
So, why were the seals put on the Iranian conversion equipment?
Was Iran being punished for violations to the NPT (Non
Proliferation Treaty) for secretly developing nuclear weapons?
No, but this seems to be the conclusion of most people who
haven’t followed the issue closely.
The seals were put in place because the Iranian negotiators
foolishly fell into a trap that was set by the EU-3. (England,
France and Germany) Iran agreed to “confidence-building”
measures that would placate the United States, which included
“additional protocols” that were not demanded under the terms of
the treaty or required by the IAEA. As it turns out, the EU used
the extra concessions to make it look like Iran was violating
the NPT after negotiations had ended.
The EU strategy was a clever ploy that worked like a charm, but
that doesn’t change the facts:
IRAN HAS NOT VIOLATED ITS TREATY OBLIGATIONS, AND THE AGREEMENT
WITH THE EU-3 WAS NEITHER BINDING NOR DESIGNED TO BE PERMANENT.
Iran has never given up its “inalienable right” (language of the
NPT) to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes.
Was Iran foolish to trust the EU-3? (not suspecting that
Washington was orchestrating a media-coup behind the scenes)
Yes, they were… but that is not a violation of the treaty;
that’s simply being deceived by some very brainy neocons.
Iran has completely cooperated with the IAEA to ensure that it
stays within the rules and does not develop highly-enriched,
weapons grade material.
Presently, Iran poses no threat to either its neighbors or the
The Bush administration does not accept the
internationally-recognized treaty rights of Iran because it
believes that all law flows from Washington; a fact that is
tragically evident in its torturing of prisoners, spying on
American citizens, and its vast destruction of Iraq.
As long as the Bush-media, which serves as an annex to the
political establish, can continue to hoodwink the American
people with its alarmist misinformation; there’s little chance
that a war with Iran will be avoided.
(For those who really want to understand the truth about Iran’s
nuclear programs and the many fictions created in the press,
there’s no better place to start than the articles of nuclear
Dr. Gordon Prather on antiwar.com.)
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