Efforts to Stop Iran from Developing a Nuclear Bomb

An Iranian protester holds a placard against Israel and International Atomic Energy Organization, IAEA, at the Imam Khomeini airport, on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, waiting for arrival of the agency's delegates, as the others hold posters of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a chemistry expert and director of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran, who was killed in a bomb attack in Tehran earlier this month.   - (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

An Iranian protester holds a placard against Israel and International Atomic Energy Organization, IAEA, at the Imam Khomeini airport, on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, waiting for arrival of the agency's delegates, as the others hold posters of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a chemistry expert and director of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran, who was killed in a bomb attack in Tehran earlier this month.

(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Efforts to Stop Iran from Developing a Nuclear Bomb

Israel issued a strong warning to Iran to halt its nuclear program. The likelihood of a military strike by Israel and implications for the U.S.

The U.S. has long pursued what some call "diplomatic coercion" to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program. Economic sanctions and international isolation are centerpieces of that strategy. Now there's talk that an Israeli airstrike targeting Iran's nuclear facilities could be imminent. The U.S. has urged Israel not to attack. President Obama reiterated yesterday that diplomacy remains the preferred solution. Analysts fear Israel's threat will unite the Iranian people and work against the regime change in Tehran that many desire. Diane and her guests will talk about the likelihood of an Israeli attack and the possible consequences.

Guests

Karim Sadjadpour

associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Robin Wright

journalist, joint fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center; and author of "Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World."

Aaron David Miller

a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and former adviser to Republican and Democratic secretaries of State; author of the forthcoming book "Can America Have Another Great President?"

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