Gareth Porter: The Barack Obama administration appears to have rejected a deal-breaking demand by Israel for an Iranian confession to having had a covert nuclear weapons program as a condition for completing the comprehensive nuclear agreement.
Israeli Demands on Iran: The Obama administration insists that Iran discuss its ballistic missile program in the negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement.
Iranian Nuclear Proposals — Iran pushes back against statements that Tehran must “dismantle” some of its nuclear program.
Attacking Islamic Charity — Federal prosecutors continue to target Islamic charities and their donors.
Robert Gates Memoir — The self-serving Gates account conceals the dishonest tactics used to get Obama’s agreement to Afghan War escalation.
Iran Nuclear Fatwa — News media have systematically failed to check the facts about alleged Iranian ambitions to acquire nuclear weapons.
Gareth Porter: But within hours of the agreement, there are already indications from senior U.S. officials that the Barack Obama administration is not fully committed to the conclusion of a final pact, under which economic sanctions would be completely lifted.
Gareth Porter: The Obama administration will face a decision whether to press Iran to go along with those changes or to go back to the original compromise when political directors of the six powers and Iran reconvene
Gareth Porter: Pakistani military leadership had turned decisively against the drone war for years and has been strongly pressing in meetings with U.S. officials that Pakistan be given a veto over targeting.
Gareth Porter: Contrary to the general impression in Congress and the news media, the Syria chemical warfare intelligence summary released by the Barack Obama administration Aug. 30 did not represent an intelligence community assessment, interviews with former intelligence officials reveals.
Gareth Porter: The real reason for the Obama administration’s hostility toward the U.N. investigation appears to be the fear that the Syrian government’s decision to allow the team access to the area indicates that it knows that U.N. investigators will not find evidence of a nerve gas attack.
Gareth Porter: Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett tackle not only U.S. policy toward Iran but the broader context of Middle East policy with a systematic analytical perspective informed by personal experience, as well as very extensive documentation.
Gareth Porter: The graph of the relationship between energy and power shown in the AP story has now been revealed to contain absurdly large errors indicating its fraudulence.