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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a populist and Islamic conservative, was elected as Irans president in June 2005.  Source: iran-daily.com

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a populist and Islamic conservative, was elected as Iran's president in June 2005. Source: iran-daily.com

Is Iran developing nuclear weapons, and should the U.S. launch a military strike? In this first hand report, we hear from high-ranking officials and ordinary Iranians about U.S. threats, and about what the election of a new president will mean for the people of Iran. Independent radio producer Reese Erlich visited Iran and brings you this special edition of Making Contact.

Featuring:

Hassan Khomeini, grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini and head of Khomeini Foundation; Ayatollah Jenati, Iranian government official; Hamid-Reza Asefi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister; Hermidas Bavand, law professor and former Iranian diplomat; Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former president of Iran; Mohamed El Baradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency; Amir Hossein, private in the Iranian army; Fariborz Raisdana, economist; various Iranian citizens and activists.

This week’s host: Tena Rubio.

For more information:

Presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran

International Atomic Energy Agency – Vienna, Austria

Author: Sabine Blaizin

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