Recently the Star carried a report under the headline UN and Iran clash over nuclear (M Star November 7).
Unfortunately it was no more illuminating than any report on the same topic in so-called progressive papers such as Guardian.
It quoted the International Atomic Energy Agency's director-general Yukiya Amano as saying that he had "credible information that Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device" along with the Iranian UN ambassador's denial and charge that the accusation was based on "forged reports from the US and Israel."
The mainstream media has always accepted whatever the US has claimed as gospel, despite a long history of lies that were used as pretexts for attacking Iraq, Libya and so on.
In view of this I was expecting a little more insight or analysis from the Morning Star.
You could have started by quoting US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks on the appointment of Amano and how the US lobbied tirelessly for the appointment of a man who described himself as "solidly in the US court on every strategic decision."
This is discussed in more detail in chapter four of David Cromwell's excellent new book Why Are We The Good Guys?
Another reference that may have helped those unfamiliar with the arguments can be seen in the archive section of the online version of Counterpunch (www.counterpunch.org).
Written by Patrick Foy in the October 5 2012 edition and entitled The make-believe crisis in Iran, it shows that the US and Israeli intelligence services themselves don't believe that Iran is developing nuclear weapons.
But the US and its puppets in Europe have still imposed crippling economic sanctions, presumably hoping to foster opposition against the government as another pretext for externally imposed regime change.