Webious writes: "Cyrus Safdari, an independent Iran analyst, writes on how the New York Times and other US media are deliberately ignoring peaceful solutions to the nuclear standoff with Iran and presenting either war or sanctions as the only possible solutions to the issue. The author writes: "[...] Now, why do you suppose all the other options which would amount to a peaceful resolution of the standoff whilst respecting Iran's absolute and inalienable sovereign right to nuclear enrichment, are being so deliberately ignored? Answer: presicely because it would amount to a peaceful resolution. You see, the NY Times is serving its function as a government propaganda mouthpiece by agenda-setting and framing: it is asserting that Iran's nuclear program is a "threat" and providing a deliberately limited range of options to deal with Iran. Other pefectly reasonable and gracious Iranian compromise offers (even a comprehensive peace offer) are deliberately ignored or lied about. ""