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Media Microscope: Diverse perspectives, all the same

The preponderance of air time given by the ABC to pro-Iran nuclear deal policy talking heads made a mockery of the national broadcaster’s ostensible commitment to offering a “diversity of perspectives”.

Gulf Games

The conflict in the Strait of Hormuz is as much a battle of minds as it is a physical battle between Iran and its proxies on the one hand and the United States, Europe and the oil-rich Arab nations on the other.

World must keep pressure on Iran over nuclear deal

The announcement by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani that Iran is willing to re-enter negotiations over its nuclear program if crippling sanctions are removed is evidence the US-led effort to pressure Iran in renegotiating the deeply flawed 2015 nuclear deal is beginning to bear fruit.

Audio: Is global condemnation enough to stop Iran?

On Thursday July 11, ABC Radio National host Tom Switzer discussed the Iranian nuclear issue with Cliff May of the Foundation for Defence of Democracies and Amin Saikal of the ANU

Full transcript of ABC Radio “PM” interview on Iran with nuclear...

Last night ABC Radio "PM" broadcast an interview on the Iran nuclear issue with David Albright, physicist, former weapons inspector, and founder and President of the non-profit Institute for Science and International Security in Washington, D.C.  Albright had some important insights, seldom heard in the Australian debate, into the Iran nuclear issue.

Iran lied, of course, and remains a nuclear threat

Tehran’s recent announcements that it has stockpiled more than 300kg of enriched uranium, and that it plans to enrich uranium to a 5 per cent level — thus breaching the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — are hardly a surprise.

Iran openly violates JCPOA

As expected for several weeks, this week the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran had breached the 300kg limit on stocks of enriched uranium it is allowed to hold under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear plan.

Michael Doran on Australia’s approach to Iran

Hudson Institute senior fellow and recent AIJAC visitor Michael Doran appeared on Sky News Australia to talk about Iran and the Middle East "Deal of the Century".

Editorial: Combatting Iran’s rogue behaviour

But Iran’s piracy and aggressive actions in the Persian Gulf should be a reminder that Iran is an inherently disruptive and dangerous rogue actor – whose violent behaviour must be rigorously and unwaveringly deterred and contained.

Australia should back up US pressure on Iran with sanctions of...

Australia should be doing whatever it can to contribute to the timely, calibrated and well-justified US-led strategy of increasing the pressure on Iran.