Ali Ansari on Iran by Mitch E. Perry

07/18/06

In an opinion piece in today’s NY Times, Edward Luttwak, a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, wrote that Iran – by wanting to divert attention from its nuclear ambitions- “undoubtadley sanctioned Hezbollah’s adventurism into Israel last week.�

Over 6 weeks, the U.S. and it’s European Allies confronted Iran about their nuclear program – which Iran insists is for peaceful, energy only purposes. But while the U.S. and others want Iran to respond now, the country says it’ll get back to the world powers sometime next month.

Ali Ansari is a member of the modern history faculty at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. And he’s the author of “Confronting Iran: The Failure of American Foreign Policy and the Next Great Conflict in the Middle East�…WMNF spoke with him yesterday….We began by asking him about Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and what that means (roll tape#1 o.q.�without using military force�)

That’s Ali Ansari, author of the new book, “Confronting Iran: The Failure of Modern American Policy and the Next Great Conflict in the Middle East�.

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