In its September 7, 2005 issue, the Financial Times – a British financial and economic reference daily – went on its own again on the new statements by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) – a research, propaganda and ideological dissemination center in London, according to which Iran would be able to produce atomic bombs in a 5-year term.
Both in its publications and its website, the Institute has introduced itself as the “world leader in terms of political and military conflicts”, just as the Financial Times calls itself.
Nevertheless, though the IISS is composed of prestigious personalities, its credibility amounts to zero. In September 2002, the IISS published a report of the same nature which, based on a number of details, asserted that there were “mass destruction weapons” in Iraq. That was the document Tony Blair presented as an independent validation of the investigations carried out by his service, and which enabled to justify the preventive attack on Iraq, openly violating the UN Charter. IISS experts invaded U.S. and France T.V. spots, going through Germany, to “sell war” to the audience. Now we know that all arguments were false and that there were no such mass destruction weapons.
Like in 2002, IISS statements contradict those of UN experts (this time those of the International Atomic Energy Agency), which talk of a dozen of years. Like in 2002, the IISS is now trying to discredit them (then it was against Hans Blix, today, against Mohammed El Baradei).
Upon deciding to repeat the fantastic accusations of a pressure group, whose bad faith has been proved, and upon sowing doubt with regard to the UN thorough inspections, the Financial Times has sided with "war traders”.