Educational Resources About Iran

Educational Resource List:

Statement for the Record on the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence – In this January 31, 2012 testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the most recent Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said, “We continue to assess Iran is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons in part by developing various nuclear capabilities that better position it to produce such weapons, should it choose to do so.  We do not know, however, if Iran will eventually decide to build nuclear weapons.”

Iran in the Crosshairs: How to Prevent Washington’s Next War, a Primer by Phyllis Bennis
, Institute for Policy Studies – Though written in 2008, this document is still extremely relevant and provides a lot of good background information on U.S. foreign policy towards Iran, as well as providing facts about Iran’s nuclear capability and the role of Israel.

FAQ on Iran from the Friends Committee on National Legislation


Panetta says Iran enriching uranium but no decision yet on proceeding with a nuclear weapon
– February 16,2012 Associated Press article

Senators pledge to back Obama if he attacks Iran to halt nuclear program
– February 16, 2012 article from The Hill’s Defense Blog

32 senators call for ‘no containment’ strategy for Iran
– February 16, 2012 article from Foreign Policy Magazine

Full Text of Iran Resolution


Does AIPAC Want War? Lieberman “Capability” Red Line May Tip AIPAC’s Hand
– by Robert Naiman, February 22, 2012, Huffington Post

The US, Israel, and the War on Iran: Don’t Let Them Fool Us Again!
– by Rami El-Amine, February 10, 2012, Left Turn Magazine

We’ve seen the threats against Iran before
– by Phyllis Bennis, February 19, 2012, Al Jazeera

Will AIPAC and Bibi get their war?
– by MJ Rosenberg, February 12, 2012, Al Jazeera


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