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Iran Deal: “Manufactured Crisis?”

IRAN PICGARETH PORTER, porter.gareth50 at gmail.com, @GarethPorter
Just back after two weeks in Vienna at the Iran talks, Porter is available for interviews beginning 3:00 Wednesday afternoon. He is an investigative journalist and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. Porter regularly contributes to Middle East Eye. His recent tweets include: “The biggest news in the #IranDeal text is what isn’t there: the content of the new Security Council resolution & its arms embargo language.” Just after the deal was announced Tuesday: “And now comes the avalanche of #IranDealVienna propaganda spin from Israel’s media and think tank legions in the United States.” He also noted: “U.S. arms manufacturers have already exploited #IranDeal for $6 billion in new arms contracts with Gulf regimes.”

MUHAMMAD SAHIMI, moe at usc.edu
Sahimi, professor of chemical engineering and materials science at the University of Southern California, is co-founder and editor of the website, Iran News & Middle East Reports. Last month, he wrote the piece “Demonizing Iran To Prevent the Nuclear Agreement.”