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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Tuesday that Iran had successfully enriched uranium for the first time. The news out of Iran is a setback for the longstanding attempt to dissuade the country's officials from expanding the scale of its uranium enrichment program.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Tuesday that Iran had successfully enriched uranium for the first time. The news out of Iran is a setback for the longstanding attempt to dissuade the country's officials from expanding the scale of its uranium enrichment program.

Iran is not the first country to defy America by joining the nuclear club; the best recent example is North Korea. What we have to realize is that we are unable to control the world with our weaponry. Unless we use diplomacy and other forms of social, economic and diplomatic pressure more effectively, the best we can expect is the status quo.

Rosen was the last U.S. press attach in Iran before he and 52 other Americans were held hostage from Nov. 4, 1979, to Jan. 20, 1981. He is director of the Afghanistan Education Project, Teachers College, Columbia University.

This article, written by Barry Rosen, appeared in the April 15th, 2006 publication of The Daily News.

Published Monday, Apr. 17, 2006

Disarm Iran-Without Force

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Tuesday that Iran had successfully enriched uranium for the first time. The news out of Iran is a setback for the longstanding attempt to dissuade the country's officials from expanding the scale of its uranium enrichment program.

Iran is not the first country to defy America by joining the nuclear club; the best recent example is North Korea. What we have to realize is that we are unable to control the world with our weaponry. Unless we use diplomacy and other forms of social, economic and diplomatic pressure more effectively, the best we can expect is the status quo.

Rosen was the last U.S. press attach in Iran before he and 52 other Americans were held hostage from Nov. 4, 1979, to Jan. 20, 1981. He is director of the Afghanistan Education Project, Teachers College, Columbia University.

This article, written by Barry Rosen, appeared in the April 15th, 2006 publication of The Daily News.

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