Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Propagandized Iranian Noncompliance

Mike Whitney has a good blurb at OpEd News regarding the supposed noncompliance of Iran under the NPT.

Referring to Gordon Prather's article, March Madness, Whitney points out that Iran was not cited for non-compliance at all and media claims that it was are utter falsehoods. They were falsehoods, once again, being stated by administration officials like Condolezza Rice, who claimed that Iran was in violation of its "international obligations." There was and is no such violation. The IAEA did not report Iran to the UN Security Council for violations because none are known to exist. Prather points out what the IAEA board did do:
Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei report to the Security Council the absolutely outrageous and discriminatory demands that the Board had made on several occasions, calling on Iran to – among other things – implement "transparency measures."
These so-called transparency measures are requirements that basically allow the US to openly spy on anything Iran might be doing.

The worst part of this is that, once again, the US media appear all too eager to echo the false claims of administration officials and will do the White House's bidding of ginning up the American public to support another unfounded attack on a Middle Eastern country.


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