Iran and Nuclear Brinksmanship

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Yesterday, time ran out for Iran to meet the UN Security Council's deadline to stop enriching uranium. President Ahmadinejad says that will never happen. The International Atomic Energy Agency reports that enrichment did, indeed, begin again in the past few days. President Bush says, "There must be consequences."  But what will they be? So what does the United Nations do now? What's the evidence that Iran is using enrichment technology to build a nuclear bomb? Is the case any better than the one against Saddam Hussein? What would economic sanctions look like, and what if diplomacy doesn't work? 

Credits

Guests:
Helene Cooper - New York Times - @helenecooper, Robert Einhorn - Former Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation, State Department, David Kay - former Chief Nuclear Weapons Inspector, IAEA, Abbas Milani - Co-Director, Hoover Institution's Iran Democracy Project, Gary Hufbauer - Peterson Institute for International Economics - @PIIE_com

Host:
Warren Olney