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Propaganda Against Iran; A Few Questions

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Iran Has/Wants Nuclear Weapons?

To date, no concrete evidence has been presented about the existence of a nuclear weapons program in Iran. Each and every inspect report by the IAEA and the National Intelligence Estimate has confirmed that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program. Leader of Islamic Revolution has denounced nuclear weapons as un-Islamic and stated unequivocally that Islam forbids the “production and stock piling of nuclear weapons.” The Iranian fatwa against nuclear weapons is a registered document with the UN. Iran has been the only country to lobby for a nuclear-free Middle East. In contrast, Israel has yet to agree to a single IAEA inspection, and its nuclear weapons plant in Dimona is an open secret used to intimidate the Palestinians and neighboring countries.

Iran Threatened to Wipe Israel off the Map?

The world hears incessantly how Iranian president Ahmedinjad threatened to “wipe Israel off the map.” yet, not a single translation of this speech has been made to clearly prove he made this statement. In 2005, the newly-elected Ahmedinjad was giving a speech at a conference in Tehran about Zionism. He quoted the founder of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini, and said, “Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad.” A direct translation of this is: “The Imam [Khomeini] said [the] regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time.” The words “wiped off the map” are not to be found in that sentence, and any amateur translator will tell you nagsheh, the Persian term for map, is not found in that sentence. In the speech, Ahmedinjad further stated that just as the Soviet regime had fallen, the Zionist one would too. He did not say Israel was going to be wiped off any map. Obviously when the Soviet regime collapsed, was Russia wiped off the map? In the same infamous speech, Ahmedinjad called for a Middle East where Muslims, Jews, and Christians would live in a real democracy and in liberty.

For the record, Iran has not launched an attack on any nation in the past 300 years, but it has defended itself against assaults by other countries. Compare this track record to that of the biggest war monger in the Middle East, the same one that uses cluster bombs to take out innocent children.

The Iranians are Eagerly Awaiting the Arrival of “US Democracy”?

American-style democracy has taken over the Middle East; just ask the Iraqis and Afghans how happy they are post-American liberation of their countries. Operation Iraqi Freedom has only cost 1.3 million Iraqi lives to date. In the last Iranian elections, an overwhelming 85 percent of voters turned out to pick the next president, and practically every pre-election poll showed President Ahmedinjad with a significant lead over his opponents. However, the West continues to claim Iran is not a democratic country despite it being the only Middle Eastern country with transparent elections and a fully functional parliament. Western hypocrisy of this magnitude must be respected, and the West has yet to call its allies (Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia) for throwing political opponents in jail and never holding elections.

By all instances, Iran is a democratic society, but to the United States and its allies, the very existence of a democracy in Iran is a threat. They removed this threat in 1953 when they overthrew the democratically-elected government and put in the totalitarian Shah. Speaking of democracy and sovereignty, the US would know a thing or two about those terms, considering for the past 30 years we have tried to overthrow the Iranian government and laid siege upon siege on the Iranian people. More recently, Congress voted to allocate 120 million dollars for anti-regime media broadcasts into Iran. It doesn’t end there. The US also generously donated 60-75 million dollars to fund and support violent underground extremist groups MKO, one of the largest anti-Iran terrorist organizations. Democracy in the Middle East is synonymous with murderous and catastrophic regime change.

Iran Is Five Years Away from a Nuclear Bomb?

Every few months, the United States and Britain try to scare us out of sleeping at night by saying Iran is five years away from a nuclear bomb. Here’s the problem: Iran has been “five years away from a nuclear bomb” for the past four decades.

Obama was asked by a Washington Post reporter if he would “call on Israel to declare its nuclear program and sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty.” The usually eloquent Obama stuttered his way through a response once he finally regained his composure and stated, “And, as far as Israel goes, I’m not going to comment on their program.”

Maybe he should leave Iran’s peaceful program alone and worry about the nuclear warheads Israel and India have.

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BBC CHIEFS SAY IT’S ‘WRONG TO EXPOSE BORIS JOHNSON’S LIES BECAUSE IT UNDERMINES TRUST IN DEMOCRACY’

https://evolvepolitics.com/bbc-chiefs-say-its-wrong-to-expose-boris-johnsons-lies-because-it-undermines-trust-in-democracy/

The BBC does not take the same line towards Iran. So let the implications sink in.

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Mossad spy executed on Monday morning: Iran's Judiciary

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AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Mahmoud Mousavi Majd, who was sentenced to death for spying for the Mossad and CIA, was executed on Monday morning.

According to the Judiciary media center, Mahmoud Mousavi Majd has been executed on Monday morning after the ruling was issued by the related court.

In early June, Iran’s Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmaeili said that Mousavi Majd, a spy linked with foreign intelligence services has also been sentenced to death. “Recently an individual named Seyyed Mahmoud Mousavi Majd, who had been connected with Mossad and CIA services and had collected and transmitted intelligence on the location of Martyr General Soleimani, has been given a death sentence by the Islamic Revolution Court.”

https://en.abna24.com/news//mossad-spy-executed-on-monday-morning-irans-judiciary_1056341.html

Mossad spy executed on Monday morning: Iran's Judiciary

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"To date, no concrete evidence has been presented about the existence of a nuclear weapons program in Iran."

I'm interested in the topic, so I'll entertain some ideas here.

 

Regarding nuclear weapons, I get the impression that everyone is aware that Iran has sought out development of nuclear weapons. Not to necessarily make and launch these weapons, but to develop the facilities to create one, if need be.

And I don't think there is anything necessarily wrong with a nation wanting the biggest and baddest weapons. With Saddam invading Iran and nation's around Iran struggling against ISIS and foreign intervention of NATO nation's and the US, it doesn't seem odd to me that Iran might want weapons to deter these threats.

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-middle-east-43958205

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMAD_Project

Starting in 2005, IAEA gathered information from its member States indicating that Iran had launched in the late 1980s a plan aimed at the development of a nuclear explosive device. This information indicated that these activities started within Departments of the Physics Research Centre (PHRC), and by the early 2000s came to be focused on projects of the Amad plan under the leadership of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.[4] According to IAEA, the programme gathered several projects aiming at designing and integrating nuclear payloads (projects 110 and 111), manufacture explosive components (project 3), enrich uranium (project 4), ...[5]

Same information indicated that "activities under the AMAD Plan were brought to a halt in late 2003 and that the work was fully recorded, equipment and work places were either cleaned or disposed of so that there would be little to identify the sensitive nature of the work that had been undertaken."[4][5]

In August 2015, under the Road-map, Iran provided the IAEA with additional details and denied the existence of any program aimed at the development of a nuclear explosive device, and in particular denied the existence of the AMAD Plan.[4]

In a 2015 report named Final Assessment on Past and Present Outstanding Issues regarding Iran’s Nuclear Programme, IAEA assessed that:

"a range of activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device were conducted in Iran prior to the end of 2003 as a coordinated effort, and some activities took place after 2003 [but] these activities did not advance beyond feasibility and scientific studies, and the acquisition of certain relevant technical competences and capabilities. The Agency has no credible indications of activities in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009".[4]
 
 
 
What's interesting is that 2009 really was just 11 years ago (during the Obama Administration). I think it would be naive to suggest that ambitions held in 2009 are much different than those today.
But it's also interesting that Iran has denied the existence of the Amad Plan, despite the IAEA's acknowledgement of the plan. It suggests some aspect of deception being carried out by Iran with regards to its nuclear weapons programs.
 
 
https://m.thebaghdadpost.com/en/Story/26738/UK-says-it-has-never-been-naive-about-Iran-s-nuclear-program
 
Britain has never been 'naive' about Iran's nuclear program, a spokesman for the government said tonight, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Islamic republic of lying to the world about its ambitions, the Daily Mail said. 
The spokesman also said inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are vital to ensure Iran's nuclear program is used for peaceful means. 
 
I also recall ongoing challenges by the IAEA in receiving access to nuclear facilities in Iran in the early years of the Obama administration.
 
So, it gives the impression that Iran has been willfully hiding information (regardless of if this is right or wrong to do so).
 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/papers-stolen-in-a-daring-israeli-raid-on-tehran-archive-reveal-the-extent-of-irans-past-weapons-research/2018/07/15/0f7911c8-877c-11e8-8553-a3ce89036c78_story.html
 

New details from a trove of Iranian nuclear documents stolen by Israeli spies early this year show that Tehran obtained explicit weapons-
design information from a foreign source and was on the cusp of mastering key bombmaking technologies when the research was ordered halted 15 years ago.

 

Iran’s ambitious, highly secretive effort to build nuclear weapons included extensive research in making uranium metal as well as advanced testing of equipment used to generate neutrons to start a nuclear chain reaction, the documents show.

It should also be noted that proof is typically hard to come by when nation's hide information. Trump's tax evasions are difficult to prove because he hides his records, but who is he really fooling?
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https://www.nti.org/learn/countries/iran/nuclear/

 

In November, the IAEA Board of Governors adopted a resolution welcoming Iran's decision to sign the Additional Protocol and suspend enrichment. However, the Board noted with concern Iran's previous concealment efforts and pointed out that Iran's new declarations contradicted the Agency's previous information about its nuclear program.

To avoid referral to the UN Security Council, Iran entered into negotiations with the EU-3 (France, Germany, and the United Kingdom), and agreed in October 2003 to cooperate with the IAEA, sign the Additional Protocol, and temporarily suspend conversion and enrichment activities. [16] However, Iran exploited ambiguities in the definition of "suspension" to continue to produce centrifuge components and carry out small-scale conversion experiments. 

In early November 2004, the CIA received thousands of pages of information from a "walk-in" source indicating that Iran was modifying the nose cone of its Shahab-3 missile to carry a nuclear warhead. Furthermore, in early 2004, the IAEA discovered that Iran had hidden blueprints for a more advanced P-2 centrifuge and a document detailing uranium hemisphere casting from its inspectors. 

However, Iran refused to answer the Agency's outstanding questions about its UF4 conversion activities ("The Green Salt Project"), high explosives testing, and re-entry vehicle design. [36]

Moreover, Iran contradicted its declaration to the IAEA concerning planned enrichment levels by moving 19.75% enrichment activities from Natanz to Fordow. [42] A May 2012 report from the IAEA raised concerns over the activity at Fordow, citing uranium enriched past the stated target of 19.75%, and the “difference between the original stated purpose of the facility, and the purpose for which it is now used.”

In November 2009, the IAEA Board of Governors voted to rebuke Iran for building the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant in secret. The resolution urged Iran to clarify the original purpose of the Fordow enrichment site, stop its construction, confirm that there were no more undeclared facilities, and comply with the UN Security Council Resolutions adopted earlier. [53]

On 8 November 2011, the IAEA released a safeguards report that more fully detailed Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program for the first time. According to the report, the IAEA estimated that the program, named “Project Amad,” was established in the late 1990s or early 2000s, though the bulk of the activity occurred between 2002 and 2003. [65] The Agency presented a lengthy, detailed account of "possible military dimensions" to Iran's nuclear program. Most of the information in the annex had been known previously, but the November 2011 report was the first time that the IAEA assembled available evidence into one overview document. According to the report, Iran engaged in a range of activities "relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device." [66] These included efforts to "procure nuclear related and dual-use equipment and materials by military-related individuals and entities;" to develop "undeclared pathways for the production of nuclear material;" to acquire "nuclear weapons development information and documentation," presumably from the A.Q. Khan network; and to "work on the development of an indigenous design of a nuclear weapon including the testing of components." The report further stated that prior to the end of 2003 those activities took place under a "structured program," and that there are indications that "some activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device continued after 2003, and that some may still be ongoing." [67] 

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Alright last post:

A follow-up visit took place in late February 2012, but the two sides were unable to agree on a plan, and the IAEA expressed its disappointment in the meeting due to Iran's refusal to grant access to the Parchin military complex―a site where Iran has allegedly conducted high explosive and hydrodynamic experiments relevant to the development of nuclear weapons. [73] 

 

It's been a long and bumpy road. Iran, I would say, has good reason to want nuclear weapons. Though surrounding nation's ought to be concerned about Iran's interests. If Iran acquires nuclear weapons, Saudi Arabia and the other gulf nation's would soon follow.  Nuclear deterrents could result in peace between nation's. Though it could also result in their destruction. 

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Iran releases name of martyrs killed by MKO terrorists during 1988 ops

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AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): An Iranian human rights NGO has for the first time released the names of 1,503 martyrs killed by the anti-Iran Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group in western parts of the country some 32 years ago.

Citing a report by Habilian Association, the Nournews agency on Monday said the MKO terrorists and a large number of "fugitive prisoners" who were released on Islamic compassion had been called to Iraq from different countries in 1988.


Meanwhile, recent leaked images have shown social media influence campaigns conducted by the US-backed MKO against Iran.


The images revealed for the first time part of the organization's secretive social media influence campaign targeting Farsi-, English- and Arabic-speaking users on social media.

In addition to the US and Europe, the Paris-based MKO, regarded as the most abhorrent terrorist group among the Iranians, also receives huge support from Saudi Arabia.

Iran releases name of martyrs killed by MKO terrorists during 1988 opshttps://en.abna24.com/news//iran-releases-name-of-martyrs-killed-by-mko-terrorists-during-1988-ops_1058423.html

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