Iran's War Games: Iranian-Americans Respond

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Iran continued its recent run of provocative acts by testing its longest-range missiles on Monday. That came only one day after it tested short-range missiles, and a few days after it came clean about a second uranium enrichment facility it has been secretly building. We look at what America’s priorities should be in light of these events with The New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger and three Iranian-Americans: Iraj Mirshahi, Sunshine Royanian Ludder and Rudi Bakhtiar.

Guests:

Rudi Bakhtiar, Sunshine Royanian Ludder, Dr. Iraj Mirshahi and David Sanger

Produced by:

Abbie Fentress Swanson

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I think we can and should include the issue of human rights in all these negotiations and be aggressive and vocal about it. Even if we compromise at the end, we can still use it to extract additional concessions. Taking human rights off the table will give the Iranian regime the extra breathing room they should not have.

Whatever agreement we come up with Iran, they will violate it by next year. The real solution is a democratic government in Iran who ultimately cares about Iranian People.

Sep. 30 2009 02:40 PM
Ewiak Ryszard

Iran should not arouse concern. Georgia is a flashpoint in Russia's tense relations with the West. The Bible says: "At the appointed time [the king of the north = Russia] will return and come into the south [Georgia], but it will not be as the former [1921] or as the latter [2008]. For shall come against him the dwellers of coastlands of Kittim [the West], and he will be humbled, and will return." (Daniel 11:29,30a) What logical conclusions can be drawn from this forecast? The present economic crisis will deepen, making it possible for Russia to regain the influence, which it lost after the break-up of the Soviet Union. In relationship to this, unavoidable will be break-up of the European Union and NATO. After that, Russia will come into the south. When the West will come against Russia. Then Iran will be humbled also. "But ships will come from the direction of Kittim, troubling Asshur [Russia] and troubling Eber [inhabiting on the other side the Euphrates]." (Numbers 24:24a, BBE)

Sep. 29 2009 02:41 PM

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