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The Iran Threat : President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis - Alireza Jafarzadeh

The Iran Threat

President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis

Paperback Published: 5th February 2008
ISBN: 9780230601284
Number Of Pages: 300

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From the controversial expert who brought Iran's nuclear program to the attention of the world in 2002 comes a searing expose of the inner workings and plans of Iran's mullahs. With access to dissident groups inside Iran, Alireza Jafarzadeh traces President Ahmadinejad's radical roots and involvement in terror attacks to his impact on Iran's weapons program. He reveals new details on Iran's meddling in Iraq and its broader goals for the future of the Middle East. This is the most authoritative account to date of the looming threat Iran poses to the United States and the Gulf region.

Readers will learn for the first time:
*President Ahmadinejad's radical past as a feared torturer of political prisoners and his zealous mission to deliver the regime its first nuclear bomb
*The chilling trend of the military's increasing control of the nuclear program
*How Ahmadinejad was handpicked by Iran's mullahs to help create an Islamic Republic in Iraq
*The latest covert actions to bury nuclear facilities in tunnels
*The story of the front companies Iran used to buy its nuclear technology undetected
*The author's original and insightful policy options to end the Iranian threat

Industry Reviews

'Finally, we have a book from the man responsible for alerting the West about Iran's secret nuclear program. The Iran Threat documents how Tehran's support for terrorism and its commitment to a nuclear program are consistent with its ideology. Mr. Jafarzadeh provides new information on the political and religious background of current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which should wake up Western policy-makers.' - Bruce McColm, President , Institute for Democratic Strategies, former executive director of Freedom House and former President of the International Republican Institute 'While the whole of the West-including its powerful diplomacies and intelligence services-was fast asleep, shamelessly engaging with the fanatic regime in the persecution of the Iranian resistance, the resistance exposed the Iranian regime's nuclear plans. If you seek the most authoritative view of the leading threat to our civilization's values, you must read Mr. Jafarzadeh's book.' - Paulo Casaca, Member of the European Parliament; Chairman, NATO delegation at the European Parliament 'As Iran relentlessly drives toward nuclear-armed status, world leaders shift gears and quicken their search for diplomatic exit ramps in a race against time to avoid war. As diplomacy fails, problematic military strike scenarios against Iranian nuclear sites abound. In his excellent book, The Iran Threat, Alireza Jafarzadeh creatively offers another option: empower the Iranian people to seize control over their own country from the illegitimate clerical leadership. By removing the main Iranian opposition groups from terrorist lists of western countries, these organizations can pressure the regime in Tehran to choose between remaining in power and pursuing nuclear weapons. The Iran Threat will be on the 'must read' list of policymakers from Washington to Moscow, as well as from Baghdad to Beijing.' - Raymond Tanter, Georgetown University, and President, Iran Policy Committee 'No one outside Iran has a better idea of what the regime in Tehran is up to than Alireza Jafarzadeh, whose Iran Threat offers an important assessment of today's circumstances. He also presents vital ideas for dealing with a rogue government as it attempts to acquire nuclear weaponry.' - Daniel Pipes, Director, Middle East Forum 'This is essential reading for those who are concerned about the Iranian nuclear program and are willing to keep an open mind about the Iranian opposition. Written by the Iranian-American who first revealed to the world - and to international inspectors - the existence of Iran's secret uranium-enrichment and plutonium-production plants, this book provides a credible, compelling account of how the mullahs and the Revolutionary Guards artfully engaged in deceit, deception and concealment to hijack a civilian program and turn it into a military one. This book also places us at the cutting edge of new allegations about an underground network of nuclear installations beyond the reach of both the International Atomic Energy Agency and national intelligence agencies. It poses the disturbing, bottom-line question of how anything the Iranian regime might yet promise to do in its ongoing negotiations with the West could ever be verified.' - Paul Leventhal, Founding President, Nuclear Control Institute, Washington, D.C. 'Alireza Jafarzadeh knows Iran and the terrorist nature of Islamic fascism. He charts the Iranian regime's political development and efforts to become a nuclear power. He analyzes U.S. policy and failures to date to contain the Iranian threat. Anyone concerned about world peace and security should read this book.' - Donna M. Hughes, Professor and Carlson Endowed Chair, University of Rhode Island, USA

Prologuep. vii
Introduction: My Iranp. ix
A Study in Terror
Child of the "Revolution"p. 3
Son of the Regime: Ahmadinejad's Rise Up Iran's Military and Political Ranksp. 11
Aura of Oppression: The Ahmadinejad Presidencyp. 25
Iran's Grand Plan
Global Ambitions: The Iranian Regime's Radical Fundamentalist Ideologyp. 39
The Secret Insurgency
Nexus of Terrorp. 61
The Enemy Next Door: Iran's Role in Iraqp. 81
March to the Bomb
Nuclear Command: The Militarization of Iran's Nuclear Programp. 125
A History of Deception: Iran's Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Nuclear Weapons Capabilityp. 155
Camouflage and Concealment: Hiding the Nuclear Program Underground and Behind Front Companiesp. 175
Fast Forward: Ahmadinejad Advances Iran's Race for the Bombp. 189
If and When
Worst-Case Scenario: Consequences of a Nuclear-Armed Iranp. 201
Beyond Negotiation: Toward an Iran Policyp. 207
Sanctions, Hostages, and More Deadly Forcep. 239
Appendixp. 254
Notesp. 263
Indexp. 294
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ISBN: 9780230601284
ISBN-10: 0230601286
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 5th February 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1