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Regime Change in Iran

Richard Haass sees the light.

12:03 PM, Jan 25, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, calls for another policy change -- on Iran:

I've changed my mind. The nuclear talks are going nowhere. The Iranians appear intent on developing the means to produce a nuclear weapon; there is no other explanation for the secret uranium-enrichment facility discovered near the holy city of Qum. Fortunately, their nuclear program appears to have hit some technical snags, which puts off the need to decide whether to launch a preventive strike. Instead we should be focusing on another fact: Iran may be closer to profound political change than at any time since the revolution that ousted the shah 30 years ago.

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