claims its nuclear programme is peaceful. But many countries, led by Israel and
the US, fear the Islamic state is aiming for a nuclear bomb.
world's attention shifting from the nuclear issue to that of the fifteen British
troops held in Iran, the international pressure and the threat of military
action are mounting and the chance for a peaceful resolution to the stand-off
may be fading.
Our panel discusses what it would take for Iran to build
a nuclear bomb and how it would affect the balance of power in one of the most
volatile regions on earth. Dr Frank
is Nuclear Issues Consultant to the Oxford Research Group. He is
a nuclear physicist by training and worked at the Atomic Weapons Research
Establishment, Aldermaston between 1951 and 1957.Mark Fitzpatrick
is Senior Fellow for
Non-Proliferation at the International Institute for Strategic
of Computer Science and Mathematics and Head of Theory Section at Imperial
College London. In Autumn 2005 he founded the Campaign Against Sanctions and
Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII).Majid Tafreshi
is a historian and a
journalist.Moderated by Sheila
- the CBS Correspondent in London.
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