by Stephen Lendman
When America goes to war or plans one, media scoundrels march in lockstep.
Articles, commentaries, editorials, and broadcasts feature Washington handout-style journalism.
Managed news misinformation substitutes for truth and full disclosure. Readers and viewers are deceived and betrayed.
For years, Iran and Syria have been targeted for regime change. Independent governments aren't tolerated. Puppet ones are planned to replace them. Scoundrel media play leading roles.
On May 24, The New York Times headlined "Iran Nuclear Talks End with No Deal."
P5+1 talks failed as expected. Washington bears full responsibility. Deal-making isn't at issue. It's portraying Iran as uncooperative for added justification to wage war.
"The six wanted a freeze on Iranian production of uranium enriched to 20 percent purity, which is considered a short step from bomb grade."
In fact, it's a giant one to 90% required for weapons making. It's especially so without intent to produce them.
Medical isotopes and other peaceful applications require 20%. NPT provisions permit it. Iran fully complies. Washington and Israel are serial violators. Their belligerence threatens humanity. Tehran threatens no one.
EU lead negotiator Catherine Ashton said "very intense and detailed discussions (left) significant differences" unresolved. They'll remain so in future meetings. A June 18-19 Moscow one is planned. Nothing substantive will change.
"We will maintain intensive contacts with our Iranian counterparts to prepare a further meeting in Moscow," Ashton announced.
Iran's chief negotiator, Saeed Jalili said: