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Nuclear Policing of Iran

It is a part of the duplicity and self-serving logic of US imperialism.

If one goes by the “Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA) regarding Iran’s nuclear programme issued by the United States Department of State on 2 April, then surely, from Washington’s point of view, the foundations upon which the final text of the JCPOA will be drafted by 30 June have been secured. But, of course, as the world’s foremost imperialist power never fails to reiterate, “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.”

All the world’s self-anointed strategic affairs pundits, whether conservative or liberal, assume that, even after 2003, Iran was pursuing the making of a nuclear weapon. So, with the “parameters” for a JCPOA now in place, they are endlessly debating whether (or not) the agreement will “cut off all of Iran’s pathways to a bomb,” as US President Barack Obama has claimed. Without conceding the very assumption on which the whole debate is based, let us nevertheless look at the “parameters” for the JCPOA.

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