An Iranian dissident exiled in the U.S. and a Western diplomat claim that Iran is smuggling materials into Iran that can be used to manufacture
nuclear weapons. The materials, graphite and a certain graphite compound, have peaceful uses, but can also be used in the production of nuclear and
conventional warheads, and are therefore covered by international export bans.
With most countries adhering to international agreements banning the sale of such "dual-use" materials to Tehran, Iran has been forced to buy it on
the black market, Iranian exile Alireza Jafarzadeh told The Associated Press — allegations confirmed by a senior diplomat familiar with Iran's
covert nuclear activities.
"It is not clear how much governments are involved," Jafarzadeh said later in an interview with Associated Press Television News, adding that he
believes Iran is "using front companies to deceive other companies, other entities in foreign countries, and they wouldn't know what the destination
While with the National Coalition of Resistance of Iran, Jafarzadeh disclosed information about two hidden nuclear sites in Iran in 2002 that helped
uncover nearly two decades of covert Iranian atomic activity — and sparked present fears Tehran wants to build the bomb.
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And so the propaganda campaign against Iran continues. Why do I feel like we've been here before? This whole graphite thing reminds me of the
"aluminum tube" farce. Anyway, let's look at who's giving us the information this time.
Firstly we have "a senior diplomat familiar with Iran's covert nuclear activities" who "requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of his
position." Well, isn't that convenient? Those anonymous diplomats sure do get around, don't they? They pop up all over the place pointing the finger
at the favorite evil regime of the day.
Next up, we have Alireza Jafarzadeh, who is a former member of the quote, "National Coalition of Resistance of Iran". Don't bother searching for any
info on this organization, it doesn't exist. Mr. Jafarzadeh was actually a member of the National Council
of Resistance of Iran, which is an
alias for the terrorist organization Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), an organization which is responsible for the murders of not only innocent Iranians, but
also American and British soldiers and civilians. Now the MEK is a CIA asset, is being used to feed the propaganda mill regarding Iraq, and many in
Washington are advocating for it to be used to spark violent revolution in Iran.
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