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On the Ground in Iran


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

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

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.


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: Radio Project

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