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Iran Gets Short End of the Geneva Deal
Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013

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Iran Gets Short End of the Geneva Deal
After all the gnashing of teeth, beating of breasts and tearing of hair coming from Israel and its American supporters, you'd think last week's nuclear deal in Geneva has opened the way for Iran to become a mighty nuclear weapons power.

Report: Iran needs more nuclear power plants
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Report: Netanyahu orders Mossad to find proof Iran violating nuclear accord
'Sunday Times' quotes Israeli defense sources as saying Jerusalem wants to discredit Geneva deal by finding evidence of Iranian duplicity.

US official: Netanyahu's response to Iran deal 'weak and desperate'
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Ron Paul: You Cannot Negotiate With Iran?
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Ehud Olmert: Netanyahu tried to interfere in U.S. elections
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Israel's plan to forcibly resettle Negev Bedouins prompts global protests
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Syrian chemical arms 'to be destroyed on US Navy ship'
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Britain targets Guardian newspaper over intelligence leaks related to Edward Snowden
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French Intelligence Involved in NSA Spying in France, Monde Says
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UN in Iraq worried about uptick in bodies found
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How the New York Times silences Palestinians
It will not be news to regular readers of The Electronic Intifada that The New York Times systematically excludes all except token Palestinian voices from its coverage.

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