Muhammad Sahimi, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Southern California, discusses the consistently wrong warnings from Western and Israeli sources about an imminent Iranian nuclear weapon, the lack of outcry over the Shah’s nuclear ambitions in the 1970s, clarification of Iran’s obligations under the NPT and additional protocol/subsidiary agreements and how persistent lies about Iran’s nuclear program overwhelm the efforts to debunk them.
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Dr. Muhammad Sahimi is a political columnist for Tehran Bureau. He is a professor of chemical engineering and materials science, and the NIOC Chair in petroleum engineering at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In addition to his scientific research, which has resulted in four books and nearly 300 published papers, he has been writing about Iran’s nuclear program and its internal developments for many years.
His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, Harvard International Review, the Progressive, Antiwar.com and Huffington Post. Muhammad has been a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists since 1986, and a contributor to its Partners for Earth program.