* Last Spring, Rose Gottemoeller, an assistant secretary of state and Washington's chief nuclear arms negotiator, asked Israel to sign the Nuclear
Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel refused.
* The United Nations passed a resolution calling on Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel
* The IAEA asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.
* Iran's formal notification to the IAEA of the planned construction of the backup fuel-rod facility underscores that Iran is playing by the
rules of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which Iran has signed.
* Iran allows IAEA inspections of all its facilities.
* Contrary to face-saving claims, it appears that the US and Israel were both caught off guard by Iran's announcement. The reasoning is simple.
Had the US or Israel announced the existence of he new facility before Iran's notified the IAEA, it would have put Iran on the defensive. As it is
now, the US and Israel seem to be playing catch up, casting doubt on the veracity of Israel's claims to "know" that Iran is a nuclear threat.
* The IAEA and all 16 United States Intelligence Agencies are unanimous in agreement that Iran is not building and does not possess nuclear
* In 1986, Mordachai Vanunu blew the whistle and provided photographs showing Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons factory underneath the reactor
* Israel made the same accusations against Iraq that it is making against Iran, leading up to Israel's bombing of the power station at Osirik.
Following the invasion of 2003, international experts examined the ruins of the power station at Osirik and found no evidence of a clandestine weapons
factory in the rubble.
* The United Nations has just released the Goldstone Report, a scathing report which accuses Israel of 37 specific war crimes and crimes against
humanity in Gaza earlier this year. Israel has denounced the report as "Anti-Semitic (even though Judge Goldstone is himself Jewish), and the United
States will block the report from being referred to the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague, thereby making the US Government an accessory
1953 - CIA backed coup overthrows Democratic Iranian Government. Britain, fearful of Iran's plans to nationalize its oil industry, came up with the
idea for the coup in 1952 and pressed the United States to mount a joint operation to remove the prime minister.
1953 - 1979 - The US supports the Shah of Iran. A brutal dictator. The C.I.A. and S.I.S., the British intelligence service, handpicked Gen. Fazlollah
Zahedi to succeed Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh and covertly funneled $5 million to General Zahedi's regime two days after the coup prevailed.
Israel also supports the Shah.
1965 - Present - The PBS documentary series "Frontline", reported, in October 2007, CIA supports Anti-Iranian organizations such as the People's
Mujahedin of Iran (also known as the MEK or MKO) which has been involved in terrorist activities within Iran. Iran has demanded that the US stop
supporting the MEK in exchange for stopping its support of Shiite's in Iraq
1980-1988 - Iran is invaded. USA support aggressor(Saddam Hussein)
1988 - Iran Air Flight 655 shot down by US navy.
1995 - In April 1995 a total embargo on dealings with Iran by U.S. companies was imposed by U.S. president Clinton. Trade with the U.S., which had
been growing following the end of the Iran–Iraq War, ended abruptly. The next year the American Congress passed the Iran-Libya Sanctions act which
threatened even non-U.S. countries making large investments in energy. The act was denounced by the European Union as null and void, but blocked some
investment for Iran nonetheless.
Under ILSA, all foreign companies that provide investments over $20 million for the development of petroleum resources in Iran will be imposed two out
of seven possible sanctions, by the U.S.
* denial of Export-Import Bank assistance;
* denial of export licenses for exports to the violating company;
* prohibition on loans or credits from U.S. financial institutions of over $10 million in any 12-month period;
* prohibition on designation as a primary dealer for U.S. government debt instruments;
* prohibition on serving as an agent of the United States or as a repository for U.S. government funds;
* denial of U.S. government procurement opportunities (consistent with WTO obligations); and
* a ban on all or some imports of the violating company.
The European Union has been critical of most of the U.S. trade sanctions against Iran. Some EU Member States have criticized ILSA as a “double
standard” in U.S. foreign policy, in which the United States fiercely worked against the Arab League boycott of Israel while at the same time
promoted a worldwide boycott of Iran. The EU Member States threatened formal counter-action in the World Trade Organization.
1995 - US imposes sanction that bans aviation companies from selling aircraft and repair parts to Iranian airlines directly. The U.S. denies aircraft
manufacturer Boeing the freedom to sell aircraft to Iranian aviation companies. The International Civil Aviation Organization warned that U.S.
sanctions against Iran were placing civilian lives in danger by denying Iranian aviation necessary spare parts for aircraft repair.
1998 - India and Pakistan - Irans neighbours - are given nukes.
2002 - The United States puts Iran in the Axis of Evil
2003 - America invades 2 countries on Irans borders.