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Iran’s nuclear capabilities have been exaggerated

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William O. Beeman, whose book The Great Satan vs. the Mad Mullahs: How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other was reprinted last year by the press, teamed up with nuclear scientist Dr. Behrad Nakhai to write an interesting commentary on Iran’s nuclear activity posted yesterday to the New American Media website. In the article Beeman argues against rumors in the media about Iran’s nuclear weapons capabilities, saying that while “Iran is engaged in peaceful nuclear research” it is still far from being able to produce a nuclear weapon, and suggests that claims to the contrary have been fabricated to bolster Israeli official’s “requests for the Bush administration’s blessing to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities.”
Read the full article on the New American Media website or find out more about Beeman’s book here.