Hooman Majd

journalist and author

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New York-based Iranian-American journalist; author of The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran and The Ayatollahs' Democracy: An Iranian Challenge; former translator for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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In the US, there's a lot riding on a nuclear deal with Iran: the President's legacy, relations with Israel — a major issue in next year's election.

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In the US, there's a lot riding on a nuclear deal with Iran: the President's legacy, relations with Israel — a major issue in next year's election.

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The prospect for a military strike against Iran's nuclear program is now part of the presidential campaign.

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When it comes to Iran's nuclear program, Mitt Romney sounds more hawkish than President Obama, agreeing with Israel about where to draw a "red line."

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