Book Review: Danger from Iran

(Washington Times) Martin Walker - Iran has been a consistent and unapologetic sponsor of terrorist groups and has steadily pursued an ambitious program of development in ballistic-missile and nuclear technology. Its human rights record is appalling and its theocratic clerics have sought to crush internal reform movements and have ruthlessly suppressed dissent. In Tehran Rising: Iran's Challenge to the United States, Ilan Berman documents the charge that Iran is an outlaw state that deserves regime change. "Iran has emerged as a cardinal threat to international peace and security. Its nuclear advances, its rising adventurism in the Persian Gulf, Central Asia and the Caucasus, and its support for the Iraqi insurgency have put Tehran on a collision course with American policy in the greater Middle East," writes Berman, vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council.

2005-11-11 00:00:00

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