Will el-Sissi Embrace Democracy?

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-+*Adil Shamoo: President-elect el-Sissi, now in civilian clothes, has a real opportunity to lead his country and follow through on his campaign promises for a true democracy.

U.S. Demand Could Derail Nuclear Talks

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-+*Gareth Porter: The Barack Obama administration’s highly risky diplomatic gambit rests on the concept of “breakout time”, defined as the number of months it would take Iran to accumulate enough weapons grade uranium for a single nuclear weapon.

The Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program That Wasn’t

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-+*Gareth Porter: The Obama administration’s brazen suggestion that it was indicting an individual for exporting U.S. products to a company that has been involved in Iran’s “nuclear weapons program” is simply a new version of the same linguistic trick used by the Bush administration.

U.S. Rejected Israeli Demand for Iran Nuclear Confession

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-+*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.

Codepink Medea Benjamin Attacked

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-+*Codepink Medea Benjamin Attacked while in Egypt. Benjamin was detained by border police in the Cairo airport, held overnight in a cell, and then brutally tackled (her arm badly injured), handcuffed, and deported to Turkey.