IRAN, THE IAEA, AND NUCLEAR MYTH-MAKING
Posted on September 13th, 2010 - http://www.raceforiran.com/iran-the-iaea-and-nuclear-myth-making
In response to the latest International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran’s nuclear activities, issued last week, David Sanger and William Broad of The New York Times “reported” that “Three months after the United Nations Security Council enacted its harshest sanctions yet against Iran, global nuclear inspectors reported Monday that the country has dug in its heels, refusing to provide inspectors with the information and access they need to determine whether the real purpose of Tehran’s program is to produce weapons.”
For a richly informed and, we believe, more accurate take on the IAEA report, we are pleased to publish the post below by Peter Jenkins, a former member of the British diplomatic service who served as the United Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the IAEA from 2001 to 2006. He is currently a partner in ADRg Ambassadors, a dispute resolution company, and an associate fellow of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
–Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett