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Abraham Sofaer: 'Taking on Iran'


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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the United Nations General Assembly on September 26, 2012.
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the United Nations General Assembly on September 26, 2012.

Iran's president told the U.N. General Assembly that his country is under threat from "uncivilized Zionists," and urged other leaders to confront the power centers that he said dominated weaker countries. In his speech, President Ahmadinejad demanded the U.N. restructure itself to give equal say to all countries. The U.N. has imposed economic sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program, and President Obama, also addressing the U.N., said the United States will "do what we must" to keep Iran from getting nuclear arms. We talk to Hoover Institution fellow Abraham Sofaer about the recent developments, and his new book "Taking on Iran."

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Abraham Sofaer, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, former legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State from 1985 to 1990 and author of "Taking on Iran"

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