Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the newly-released IAEA Iran report that “continues to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran” but can’t verify the Rumsfeldian “absence of undeclared nuclear activities” as mandated by the UN Security Council; the IAEA’s far-more stringent enforcement of NPT obligations in Iran as compared to South Korea (which was guilty of serious violations); North Korea’s significant new uranium enrichment capability and the challenge of educating Americans about the intricacies of nuclear power and IAEA inspection protocols so they aren’t so easily misled about Iran.
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Gareth Porter is an independent historian and journalist. He is the author of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. His articles appear on Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and Antiwar.com.