US nuclear tale on Iran biggest of lies: Analyst

The US nuclear allegation against Iran is among the single greatest lies ever propagated by “the Warfare State” over the past 30 years, an analyst says.

“For three decades, the War Party has been sanctimoniously denouncing Iran as a rogue state in violation of international law and the NPT [Non-Proliferation Treaty].  In that they have the shoe on the wrong foot. The Warfare State is its own law,” David Stockman wrote in an article, citing a book by investigative journalist Gareth Porter called Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare.

He added that it has almost become impossible to untangle “the cumulative web of deceit, disinformation, distortions and fabrications,” which is meant to keep alive the notion that America is threatened by a “fanatical incipient nuclear state” and justify the vast US war machine in the Persian Gulf and its incessant interventions and meddling in regional conflicts.

He noted that Iran decided to complete its first nuclear power plant – the Bushehr power plant – in 1983 since the country had been a signatory to the NPT and had a right to build civilian nuclear power plants and uranium enrichment facilities to supply its fuel cycle.

After signing a deal on the construction of nuclear plants in 1992, Tehran and Moscow reached an agreement in 1995 to complete Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant, but the project was delayed several times due to a number of technical and financial problems.

The plant became officially operational and was connected to Iran’s national grid in September 2011, generating electricity at 40-percent capacity.

The 1,000-megawatt plant, which is operating under the full supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), reached its maximum power generation capacity in August 2012.

In September 2013, Iran officially took over from Russia the first unit of its first 1,000-megawatt nuclear power plant for two years.

Stockman further noted that former US President Ronald Reagan slammed down a “uranium curtain” on the Iranians without even a scintilla of evidence or even any charges that Iran had breached its obligations under the NPT regulations.

“Instead, it was pure power politics: American policy was then fully embarked upon its lunatic ‘tilt’ toward Iraq, and viewed shutting down the Iranian nuclear program as useful assist to its ally, [executed Iraqi dictator] Saddam Hussein,” Porter said.

The US and its western allies have often accused Iran of potentially seeking non-civilian objectives under the cover of its nuclear energy program.

The Islamic Republic has categorically and repeatedly denied the allegation, saying its nuclear program is entirely peaceful and in compliance with the NPT, to which it is a signatory.

By Press TV


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