The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis by Alireza Jafarzadeh

An Inside Look at the FNC Special Investigation, Iran: The Ticking Bomb

Fox News, September 29, 2007



This week, the world watched the always-bellicose Mahmoud Ahmadinejad making rounds in New York City. With a barrage of outright lies, he addressed Columbia University, the United Nations General Assembly and talked to reporters in Washington, DC and New York. Ahmadinejad astonished his audience by claiming that Iran's nuclear program has always been "completely peaceful and transparent." He also claimed that Iran had cooperated fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and that Iran's nuclear file is now closed; the issue is now with the Agency and no longer at the Security Council.

Regarding Iraq, Ahmadinejad said that the United States does not have "the courage to declare their defeat and exit Iraq,” as he claimed that Iran seeks "tranquility, full peace and security in Iraq." Ahmadinejad also made a desperate attempt to ridicule the mounting credible evidence about Tehran's violent intervention in Iraq by saying that Americans "take a gun or some explosives, put it in front of the camera and say the Iranians have defeated our army.”

In yet another stunning statement, Ahmadinejad also asserted that not only is his government not involved in terrorism, but rather the ayatollahs’ regime was a victim of it. He then accused the United States of supporting terrorism.

The facts prove Ahmadinejad dead wrong on every point. He wants the world to forget that the Iranian regime ran a clandestine nuclear program for 18 years until I helped expose it in August of 2002, thanks to the information provided by Iran's opposition coalition — the parliament in exile — the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

The Iranian regime's president does not want the world know that it was his regime that carried out the 1994 bombing of the Jewish Community Center in Argentina where some 90 people were murdered. I exposed Tehran's terror network in Argentina including the main culprits behind this horrifying crime.

Most importantly, the American public is well aware that Ahmadinejad’s claim that Iran seeks full peace and security in Iraq is an outrageous lie. Since late 2003, I have been exposing Tehran's dominant role in spreading violence and insecurity to Iraq. The U.S. military and a growing number of prominent Iraqi political figures have confirmed these facts. The U.S. military has been emphatic that the deadliest attacks against U.S. troops come from Iran-made bombs used by Iran-backed militias.

FOX News Channel's special investigation "Iran: the Ticking Bomb," airing at 9 p.m. ET this Saturday will challenge every claim Ahmadinejad has made and dismantle his system of lies and deception. The Saturday special will expose the real Ahmadinejad and unmask the real agenda and nefarious practices of his regime.

The stunning and detailed evidence presented in the program, reveals the depth of Iran's sponsorship of terrorism and chaos in Iraq. Using satellite images, I will walk you through the districts of Tehran containing manufacturing sites for sophisticated Explosively Formed Projectiles (EFPs), run by the elite units of Iran’s military.

This special will expose the terrorist training centers in Iran where Iraqis are trained in guerilla warfare and explosives before they are sent back to target the coalition forces. It reveals details about the real agenda of the terror-sponsoring ayatollahs’ regime in Iraq and the escalating role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp in advancing this agenda. You will learn how Iran calls for the departure of the United States military so that Tehran can step in and fill the vacuum.

I have been involved with FOX News Channel specials about Iran since 2004, but this upcoming special presents by far the most gripping facts yet about Ahmadinejad and his hard-line regime. It's an essential important report for everyone who is concerned about the Iran threat and cares about the outcome in Iraq. After you watch the special, don't forget to share your thoughts with me; I am waiting to receive your e-mails.

"Iran: The Ticking Bomb" airs on Saturday at 9 p.m. EST.

Alireza Jafarzadeh is a FOX News Channel Foreign Affairs Analyst and the author of "The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

Jafarzadeh has revealed Iran's terrorist network in Iraq and its terror training camps since 2003. He first disclosed the existence of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility and the Arak heavy water facility in August 2002.

Prior to becoming a contributor for FOX, and until August 2003, Jafarzadeh acted for a dozen years as the chief congressional liaison and media spokesman for the U.S. representative office of Iran's parliament in exile, the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis by Alireza Jafarzadeh
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