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‘NY Times’ fearmongers about the Iran nuclear deal, while ignoring Israel’s efforts to sabotage it

One U.S. publication just covered the stalled negotiations over the Iran nuclear deal fairly and honestly. Another ran a distorted, alarmist report that could have been written by Israel’s Hasbara Central propaganda department. The valuable report was in Responsible Statecraft, a new outlet that is gaining respect and influence but is still small. The biased article is on page 7 of today’s New York Times.

Let’s start with the Times. The fearmongering is right in the headline: “Iran Nears an Atomic Milestone.” The first sentence says, “Iran has come within roughly a month of having enough material to fuel a single nuclear weapon. . .” Paragraph after paragraph sound the alarm: “Iran has not been this close to a weapon capability since before President Obama agreed to the 2015 nuclear accord.” David E. Sanger and William J. Broad do perfunctorily note that “Iran continues to insist that it has no desire for a nuclear arsenal,” but then they go straight back to the warnings.

Nearly left out is Israel. You have to read down to paragraph 19 to learn that this April Iran “started enriching its uranium stockpile to 60 percent after its main nuclear site was sabotaged — almost certainly by Israel. . .” You nowhere find out that Israel has for many years been conducting a murderous campaign inside Iran, which included assassinating a nuclear scientist named Mohsen Fakhrizadeh last November. Nor does the Times explain that former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent a decade trying to sabotage the nuclear deal, including his provocative 2015 address to the U.S. Congress, and even tried to provoke the U.S. into attacking Iran.

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