So many die when the liars are allowed to go unchallenged…
John 8:32 (KJV)
… And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free…
I John 2:22 (NLT) Free from the rule of liars…
… And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist…
Excerpt… (a war fought for the benefit of liars)
“There is no need for Washington to repeat the 2003 folly of attacking Iraq, in which thousands of U.S. men and women were killed and injured, costing trillions of dollars and bringing destruction to Iraqi infrastructure and killing many more thousands—with no achievement.”
No Evidence of Iranian Nuclear Weapons or VOA Bias
By David Ensor January 23, 2013, 4:03 p.m. ET
In his Jan. 7 op-ed “At Voice of America, Complaints About Its Iranian Coverage,” Sohrab Ahmari quotes an Iranian blogger who called my statements in a VOA interview on Iranian nuclear program “sophistry.” I said that there is no diversion of Iran’s nuclear program toward weaponization and that Iran complies with the Safeguard Agreement (SA) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Since 2003, after more than 4,000 man-day inspections, the IAEA has frequently declared the nondiversion. Not only the IAEA, but also the world powers confirm the “nondiversion” of the Iranian nuclear program toward a bomb. The U.S. National Intelligence Estimate’s assessment in 2007 and 2011 concluded that Iran does not have an active nuclear-weapons program; there is no conclusive evidence that Iran has made any effort to build a nuclear bomb since 2003; and that the Iranian leadership has not yet made a political decision to build an actual weapon.
Iran does not possess any type of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and has signed all major international treaties repudiating the possession of weapons of mass destruction including biological, chemical and nuclear.
It is important to note that the disputes between the IAEA and Iran are centered on inspections beyond the framework of the SA, namely for Iran to accept the Additional Protocol (AP), a protocol that over 70 countries have not accepted, and to address the issues related to possible military dimensions (PMDs) which requires inspections beyond the realm of even the AP.
Nevertheless, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi recently indicated Tehran’s readiness to cooperate on these demands. In return, Iran expects recognition of its legitimate right to enrichment under the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and the lifting of sanctions.
The West’s highest priority in nuclear talks has centered on Iran’s 20% enriched uranium. Since 2010 Iran has frequently proposed to stop 20%, capping its enrichment at 5% in return for fuel rods, but the West declined.
There is no need for Washington to repeat the 2003 folly of attacking Iraq, in which thousands of U.S. men and women were killed and injured, costing trillions of dollars and bringing destruction to Iraqi infrastructure and killing many more thousands—with no achievement. Rather, it is prudent for the U.S. and the world powers to take the higher moral ground and try a genuine diplomatic effort to resolve not only the nuclear crisis but move toward ending 33 years of hostility with Tehran.
Seyed Hossein Mousavian
Mr. Mousavian is a former Iranian ambassador to Germany and a former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators.
Mr. Ahmari is wrong to claim that Voice of America’s Persian Service is “often distorted by an editorial line favoring rapprochement with the mullahs.” He Mr. Ahmari supports the claim with a pair of quotes, taken out of context from an extensive interview with former Iranian nuclear negotiator Seyed Hossein Mousavian, but the full transcript shows the former Iranian official being questioned pointedly by VOA host Siamak Dehghanpour. In response to Mr. Mousavian’s claim that Iran “is in full compliance” with IAEA safeguards, Mr. Dehghanpour asked, “Should Iran let inspectors visit Parchin military complex?” and “Given the history of mistrust and lack of confidence on both sides, how can Iran assure the U.S. that its intentions are peaceful, especially since Iran’s nuclear activities re-started covertly with individuals such as Abdul Qadir Khan in Pakistan?” At one point Mr. Dehghanpour asked, “Why not come clean?” and “Is the Supreme Leader genuinely worried that compromise will eventually lead to the end of the Islamic Republic?”
The anonymous source’s claim that interview terms were “dictated” by Mr. Mousavian is also false. Mr. Ahmari could have asked, and we would have confirmed, that no preconditions were agreed to by VOA.
Finally, Mr. Ahmari’s decision to quote an unnamed source stating VOA does not care about its audience is irresponsible. The claim is absurd. For 70 years, VOA has been a beacon of hope to people in repressed and information-denied areas, and we are proud that more than one in five adult Iranians tune in to VOA every week, making it one of the most popular international broadcasters in the country.
Voice of America
A version of this article appeared January 23, 2013, on page A16 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: No Evidence of Iranian Nuclear Weapons or VOA Bias.
Revelation 21:8 (NIV)
… But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and ALL LIARS–their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death…
John 14:6 (NIV)
… Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me…