Iran-US Tensions Rising

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With the Taliban and Saddam Hussein no longer in charge of Afghanistan or Iraq, neo-conservatives with influence on the Bush administration now have their sights on the mullahs who rule Iran. Although nobody is talking about military action yet, the White House is accusing Iran of harboring al Qaeda, building nuclear weapons and meddling in Iraq. What-s the evidence behind the charges? Will tough talk or possible action encourage the democracy movement or help the mullahs become more deeply entrenched? We speak with journalists from the US and Arab world, the director for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and Iran-s first ambassador to the United Nations about White House accusations against the Islamic regime and strategies for dealing with a country President Bush included in his -axis of evil.-
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Health Canada

Province of Ontario

World Health Organization (WHO) on SARS

Islamic Republic News Agency

State Department on Iran

Reza Pahlavi (son of the late Shah of Iran)



Warren Olney