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Friday, May 22, 2015   6:29 GMT

Stories by Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter is an historian with a PhD in South-east Asian studies from Cornell University in New York state. He was Saigon Bureau Chief for Dispatch News Service in 1970 and 1971. Porter has taught international studies at City College of New York and American University and has written several books on Vietnam, the most recent being "Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War", published by the University of California Press in 2005. He has also written on war and diplomacy in Cambodia, Korea and the Philippines. Porter has been a news analyst for IPS focusing on U.S. policy and developments in Iraq and Iran since September 2005.

Resolving Key Nuclear Issue Turns on Iran-Russia Deal
by Gareth Porter
U.S. and Iranian negotiators are working on a compromise approach to the issue of Irans uranium enrichment capabilities, which the Barack Obama administration has said in the past Iran was refusing to make concessions on.

History of Key Document in IAEA Probe Suggests Israeli Forgery
by Gareth Porter
Western diplomats have reportedly faulted Iran in recent weeks for failing to provide the International Atomic Energy Agency with information on experiments on high explosives intended to produce a nuclear weapon, according to an intelligence document the IAEA is investigating.

U.S. Avoided Threat to Act on Israels Civilian Targeting
by Gareth Porter
United Nations officials and human rights organisations have characterised Israeli attacks on civilian targets during the IDF war on Gaza as violations of the laws of war.

Zarif and Kerry Signal Momentum on Nuclear Pact
by Gareth Porter
As the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme approach the Jul. 20 deadline, both U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have signaled through their carefully worded statements that they are now moving toward toward agreement on the two most crucial issues in the talks: the level of Iranian enrichment capability to be allowed and the duration of the agreement.

Khamenei Remarks Show Both Sides Maneuvre on Enrichment
by Gareth Porter
Irans supreme leader Ali Khameneis comments on the nuclear talks Monday provided an unusual glimpse of diplomatic maneuvering by the U.S.-led coalition of five nuclear powers and Germany on the issue of enrichment capability to be allowed in a comprehensive agreement.

U.S. Demand for Deep Centrifuge Cut Is a Diplomatic Ploy
by Gareth Porter
With only a few weeks remaining before the Jul. 20 deadline, the Barack Obama administration issued a warning to Iran that it must accept deep cuts in the number of its centrifuges in order to demonstrate that its nuclear programme is only for peaceful purposes.

Zarif Reveals Irans Proposal for Ensuring Against Breakout*
by Gareth Porter
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has revealed for the first time that Iran has made a detailed proposal to the P5+1 group of states aimed at ensuring that no stockpile of low-enriched uranium would be available for breakout through enrichment to weapons grade levels.

Russian Manipulation of Reactor Fuel Belies U.S. Iran Argument
by Gareth Porter
In the stalemated talks between the six powers and Iran over the future of the latters nuclear programme, the central issue is not so much the technical aspects of the problem but the history of the Middle Eastern countrys relations with foreign suppliers and especially with the Russians.

U.S. "Political" Breakout Demand Could Derail Nuclear Talks
by Gareth Porter
As diplomats began drafting a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme and Western sanctions in Vienna Tuesday, U.S. officials were poised to demand a drastic cut in Irans enrichment capabilities that is widely expected to deadlock the negotiations.

The Iranian Nuclear Weapons Programme That Wasn't
by Gareth Porter
When U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen M. Ortiz unsealed the indictment of a Chinese citizen in the UK for violating the embargo against Iran, she made what appeared to be a new U.S. accusation of an Iran nuclear weapons programme.
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