AUTHORTimmerman, Kenneth R.
TITLECountdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran
CITYNew York, NY

This book chronicles attempts by Iran to gain a nuclear capability after the clerics came to power. The author, an investigative reporter, examines the ties between Iran and the nuclear arms network of A. Q. Khan, China, North Korea (DPRK), Russia, Ukraine, and other countries to gain both nuclear and missile technologies. He also points out the repeated failures by the United States and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to curb Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Iran’s contacts with al-Qaeda are examined, including the possibility that Iran both knew about and supported the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The author concludes that diplomacy will not stop Iran from building a nuclear bomb. Instead, all that diplomacy does is to legitimize the regime. According to the author, the United States needs to isolate Iran through sanctions and openly support movements from inside Iran to replace the regime, including a referendum on the regime's future. The appendix includes copies of some of the documents the author uses to support his arguments and a list of websites where more documents are available.

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