The Media Continues Its Iran Deal Myth-Making


Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Enrique Mora and Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani and delegations wait for the start of a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Austria December 17, 2021. EU Delegation in Vienna/EEAS. Photo: Handout via REUTERS

“The great enemy of the truth,” John F. Kennedy once observed, “is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.” Both myths and lies surround the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 accord reached between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran over the latter’s nuclear weapons program.

And few myths have been as enduring as the myth that Israel’s security establishment supported the so-called Iran nuclear deal.

Gilead Ini, a senior research analyst for the…

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