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Is Iran's nuclear program 'brisk walk' or 'sprint'?

September 4th, 2012
05:25 PM ET

By Samuel Burke, CNN

Reports that Iran is drawing still closer to nuclear weapons capability are ratcheting up the already high tensions between Israel and its ally the United States.

According to the latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has doubled the number of centrifuges it has installed underneath a mountain at the Fordo complex, beyond the reach of an Israeli attack.

Karim Sadjadpour, an expert on Iran at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says there are two ways of looking at that report.

“One is that Iran has made some forward progress. But another way of looking at it is that Iran’s approach has been fairly deliberate and mindful of not wanting to cross certain red lines that could trigger military action.”

But Israeli officials have publically stated they believe Iran is ramming ahead.  FULL POST


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Learning about Morsy’s Egypt

September 4th, 2012
02:40 PM ET

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy's visit to Iran and his statements on Syria give insight into his leadership.


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