Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for Inter Press Service, discusses longstanding Iranian contingency plans for a U.S. attack on their nuclear industry, the Qom facility’s use as a symbol of deterrence to Israel and the U.S., the likely failure of multiple party uranium processing agreements and how Iran’s potential nuclear “breakout” capability creates leverage in U.S. negotiations.
MP3 here. (27:33)
Gareth Porter is an independent historian and journalist. His articles appear on Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and Antiwar.com.