Executive Intelligence Review


Gareth Porter: Claims of ‘Secret Iranian Nuclear Program’ Are Based on Mossad Forgeries

May 15, 2018 (EIRNS)—Investigative journalist Gareth Porter, in a May 14 article published by the American Conservative, reviews the public evidence that the claims that Iran has had a nuclear weapons program in the past is all based on fraudulent documentation crafted by the Mossad and laundered through the Mujahideen e-Khalq (MEK/MKO). This is clearly a response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s April 30 show-and-tell, in which he repeated over and over again that “Iran lied,” while presenting nothing new that proves that Iran is actually in violation of anything.

Porter writes that even supporters of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the Iran nuclear agreement is known, have fallen into the Israeli disinformation trap when they argue that the “evidence” Netanyahu presented is actually a reason for the U.S. to remain.

“But a far more effective counter would have been the truth—that the long-accepted accusation about Iran’s covert nuclear weapons program is the product of an elaborate disinformation operation based on documents forged by Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence agency,”

Porter writes.

After reviewing the long history of Israeli disinformation against Iran, dating back to 2004, Porter concludes:

“The historical impact of the Israelis getting U.S. national security, political, and media elites to accept that these fabrications represented genuine evidence of Iran’s nuclear duplicity can hardly be understated. It has unquestionably been one of history’s most successful—and longest running—disinformation campaigns. But it worked without a hitch, because of the readiness of those elites to believe without question anything that was consistent with their perceived interests in continued enmity toward Iran.”