How Should the World React to Iran's Nuclear Build-up?

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The standoff with Iran over its nuclear ambitions heated up this week when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a televised announcement that Iranian scientists have produced enriched uranium at a level sufficient to create nuclear energy. Yesterday, his deputy nuclear chief upped the ante by declaring that the country plans to move toward large-scale enrichment. Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, is in Tehran, trying to persuade Iran to suspend its nuclear program. Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice is defending international diplomatic efforts but has not ruled out additional action by the UN Security Council. Is there a way out of the stalemate? Are nuclear weapons next? Guest host Diana Nyad considers the options for the US, Europe, Russia, and China as well as claims that the US is preparing for military action.
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Guest host Diana Nyad, 2002 inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, is a business sports columnist for Marketplace, senior sports correspondent for Fox News, and has hosted her own show on CNBC. She's also the author of three books.

Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran

Secretary of State Rice on need for possible Security Council action on Iran

Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996

Seymour Hersh's (New Yorker) article on President Bush's plans for Iran

President Bush's State of the Union: Advanced Energy Initiative

Rohter's article on Brazil switching its fuel production to ethanol



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