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September 28th, 2009
09:12 AM ET

Iran's Nuclear Threat

Now, a closer look at one of our top stories.

This comes just two days after the world found out Iran is building a new uranium enrichment plant.

Western leaders say Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons.

Fredricka Whitfield discussed this with Jim Walsh is an international security analyst at MIT in Boston.


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  1. Elderbiggs

    Iran’s Nuclear Threat

    Someone mark these words of mine down please! If we don't take care of this with Iran? There will be War! the people only like to fight and to eradicate our way of life, well, not all but a faction of the people there are dead set to destroy our way of life, Huh, they don't like the way some Arabs and Muslims live also. They are determined to have their way and so if we do not handle this, because most reasonable counties around the world know that a Nuclear war can not be won so we all must place restrictions on all wepons of mass destruction. Giving This heavenly vision there are still some around the world that only see red and that' coming from their enemy. Funny thing though? They are not an enemy to us they only see us as the enemy them!
    Mark my words down Someone Please!

    September 28, 2009 at 9:35 am |
  2. Audrey Fryer

    We've heard this story before – it's funny how Mr. Obama made his criticism at the G20 meeting (a meeting of like minded buddies) and not at the United Nations – where this is supposed to be brought up in. Again, as in Iraq the IAEA has determined there are no nuclear arms being created but the West seems determined to ignore the IAEA again and proceed on their path of "war". I guess Israel has more clout that we can imagine. When the IAEA wants to go into Israel and check out their arsenal – they aren't allowed in. WHY.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  3. cardog

    To Audrey, Israel is a responsible country where as Iran is run by crazy zealots. What don't you people get. Can't you see that Iran has no intention of being a peaceful nation and once they acquire these weapons, a lot of people are going to die.
    It is my hope that reasonable nations can persuade Iran to fore-go this ambition and live in peace. It is my second hope that Israel will continue to look out for their own security, not relying on the west including the U.S. and blow these zealots back to the stone age where they belong.

    October 1, 2009 at 12:59 am |
  4. Steve

    Why cant we just hold Iran to their word? Let them know that we will hold them to nuclear development for energy only, and if they ever try for the bomb then the entire world will move in and dismantle Iran as a Country. Why cant the U.S. make it clear in this kind of world issue that there will be consequences later on if they think its all a game with these kind of bombs. That would be extending a hand showing trust, and slapping anyone who thinks they can look you in the face and lie.
    Remember when "your word" was the best thing you could offer anyone?

    October 1, 2009 at 2:20 pm |