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Latest revelations on Iranian nuclear warehouse and archives

This Update is devoted to some new revelations about both the Iranian nuclear archives - captured by Israel earlier this year and revealed publicly on April 30 - and about an alleged Iranian nuclear storage warehouse revealed by Israeli PM Netanyahu on Sept. 27. It also features a report on concerns in Israel that Iran is preparing to escalate violence along Israel's northern border with Syria and Lebanon.

The False Prophets of the JCPOA

It seems like a good time to revisit some of the warnings issued by supporters of the JCPOA when criticising the US withdrawal from the deal in May 2018... their prophecies of doom were mistaken

Australia shouldn’t continue to back scheme allowing a terrorist state to...

PRIME MINISTER Scott Morrison’s decision to review whether Australia should continue to support the Iran nuclear deal, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), should be welcomed.

The Price of a Nuclear Weapon

In almost every aspect investigated by Juneau and Ravazi the result is the same and the cumulative bottom line is clear: “the costs of Iran’s nuclear program have exceeded the benefits.” 

New revelations from Iran’s nuclear archive: Iran was closer to a...

Over the past few days, the New York Times, Washington Post and other major international news outlets have published  additional significant information that Israel has publicly revealed drawn from the vast trove of Iranian nuclear documents

Editorial: Iran – Drones and Deadlines

The cold war between Israel and Iran is heating up. At the same time, the countdown to either "fix or nix" the Iranian nuclear deal is ticking down, with an urgent deadline looming on May 12. These two aspects of the Iranian problem are linked.

Teheran’s Weak Hand

With US President Trump's decision to lay down a red line on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and slap more onerous non-nuclear sanctions on Iran, its clerical establishment has vowed a "severe response." But while Teheran's rhetoric has been threatening, its riposte is likely to be restrained due to three inconvenient realities...

Is Iran really complying with the Nuke Deal?

The evidence is mounting that Iran is not only violating the spirit of the no-nukes deal, but that it is also violating its letter. The prologue to the deal explicitly states: "Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop or acquire any nuclear weapons." This reaffirmation has no sunset provision: it is supposed to be forever.

An opportunity to fix a flawed deal

The only penalty that can be implemented for violations of the JCPOA is the full re-imposition of sanctions - which automatically ends all restrictions on Iran under the agreement. This has been compared to a legal system with only one punishment - the death penalty - for every crime. The obvious result is that most crimes go unpunished.

Three things to fix in the Iran Deal

Two years ago, I urged US Senators to vote "no" on the Iran nuclear deal. My goal was not to have them scrap the accord, which had numerous positive benefits, but to give President Barack Obama leverage to repair its serious flaws. "No," I argued, "doesn't necessarily mean ‘no, never.' It can also mean ‘not now, not this way.' It may be the best way to get to ‘yes.'"


A new Israeli Government at last?


Israel may soon have a new government

Answers needed on Australian aid