24 November 2013 - Iran and six world powers clinched a deal on Sunday curbing the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for initial sanctions relief, signaling the start of a game-changing rapprochement that could ease the risk of a wider Middle East war.
Aimed at ending a long festering standoff, the interim pact between Iran and the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia won the critical endorsement of Iranian clerical Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. read more>>>
Arrest of Arshed Pervez Sparked Reagan Administration Debate over Sanctions
Newly Declassified Documents Show Illegal Network Had Islamabad's "Approval, Protection, and Funding
Reagan White House Chose Afghan War over Nonproliferation Enforcement
note: U.S. walked away from promises to the Afghan people, 1st abandonment, to help rebuild after that long Afghan/Soviet war! 2nd Abandonment came quickly after 9/11 with cheers for the drum beats at Iraq and ramped up threats at Iran. And Iran, not surprisingly, thus ramped up their Nuke program, whether for domestic use or the threats from the U.S. and especially Israel!!
22 November 2013 - Reagan administration, according to recently declassified documents published today by the National Security Archive and the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) director Kenneth Adelman wanted to crack down on the Pakistani nuclear program by cutting military and economic aid; Adelman argued that failure to do so "would be seen as 'business as usual,'" taking the pressure off Pakistan "at the very time we should be trying to increase pressure on them to stop ... illegal procurement activities in the US." By contrast, the State Department took a contrary view because U.S. aid to Pakistan supported the mujahidin in Afghanistan: "We are particularly concerned about weakening the President's hand in discussions with the Soviets on Afghanistan, which [are] at a critical stage. read more>>>>