Behind Enemy Lines, 24 October 2017
Gene and Russ welcome the Deputy Director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, author of The Iran Threat (Palgrave MacMillan; New York 2008), and president of Strategic Policy Consulting, Alireza Jafarzadeh.
Jafarzadeh is an Iranian policy expert who has been on the forefront of efforts to ensure that the Iranian regime does not acquire a nuclear weapon. In 2002 and 2003, his work lead to the critical discoveries of illicit nuclear development sites inside Iran including the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, the Arak heavy water facility, the Kalaye Electric centrifuge testing facility near Tehran, and the Lashkar Ab’ad laser enrichment facility. These revelations triggered, for the first time, inspection of Iranian sites by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
We discuss a brief history of US-Iran relations, who is REALLY in charge in Iran (hint – not who you think) and his reaction to President Trump’s new policy towards the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Russ and Gene also discuss the non-news news of the week, including new “Buffoon of the Year” contender, Frederica Wilson, and the emerging “real” Russia scandal involving Hillary Clinton. It’s a jam-packed show!