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Week of 12.5.08

The Right Approach to Iran?

This week, Tehran-born author Hooman Majd talks to NOW's David Brancaccio about America's thorny relationship with Iran and how he thinks Obama should handle the problematic issue of Iran's nuclear program.

"I think the main issue for Americans, and certainly for the [Obama Administration,] is how do we persuade Iran to not take that step? We can't take the knowledge away from them anymore," says Majd, who grew up in American and Britain, but often returns to Iran.

Iran has produced enough nuclear material to produce a nuclear bomb, according to a report released last month from the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Although Iran denies that its nuclear program has military aspirations, it has called for wiping out the state of Israel. What's the best way forward with this unpredictable country in Middle East?

This show aired alongside "Our Pakistan Problem"

More from Hooman Majd

Book Excerpt: "The Ayatollah Begs to Differ" by Hooman Majd

Iran in the News

Chicago Tribune: Obama's Iran Opportunity

International Herald Tribune: Iran said to have enough nuclear fuel for one weapon

UPI:
Iranian military begins major training run

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