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November 19, 2009
Israel worries about Iran’s controversial nuclear program

Israel, among other countries, has been paying close attention and talking tough this week about Iran and its nuclear program.

Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with prominent Israeli scholar on Iran, Professor David Menashri. He is director of the Center for Iranian Studies and dean of special programs at Tel Aviv University.

Menashri explains whether or not Israel and other countries think the perceived threat by Iran can be eliminated without using military force. He also discusses Israeli public opinion on the Iranian nuclear program.

For more, view our Voices of Iran extended coverage page and listen to our online radio show on Baha’i faith and modern Iran.

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The ‘Best options’ for the Middle East

James F. Smith stated [Worldly Boston, November 19, 2009] that Associate Professor Matthew Bunn of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government offers a stark dose of realism “…negotiations with Iran has virtually zero chance of getting Iran to stop all enrichment of uranium…” Once we have acknowledged this reality, then we should once more take a real step forward to allay our fear that Iran may develop nuclear bomb as deterrence against Israel, an aggressive nuclear bomb state.

If we really wish to create transparency and defuse the regional risk of a war initiated by Israel, I offer the following three steps:

1. Nuclear Fuel Cycle Iranian Consortium:
USA should join the Iranian nuclear fuel consortium. The other nation may include Japan, Germany, France, Russia and England to actively monitor the Iranian fuel cycle activity. IAEA has consistently asserted that the agency could not find any indications that Iran is diverting the fuel cycle for nuclear bomb development. Iran has asserted that their activities are limited to development of fuel for nuclear reactor.

2. Nuclear Shield:
An international nuclear shield for all nations in the Middle East, including Iran, Israel, Turkey and all the Arab nations in the region.

3. A nuclear- bomb-free Middle East:
This action will remove any pressure from Iran to develop nuclear bomb in the future for deterrence against nuclear bomb Israeli state.

USA representatives in the Congress must stop the hideous play of hypocrisy and face the facts in the Middle East, Israel has nuclear bombs. If we have any concern about the Iranian nuclear fuel cycle, then we must be very apprehensive about the Israel’s nuclear bombs.

The national security is the driving force for Iran. If security is good for Israel, then, it is also good for Turks, Persians and Arabs.

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