GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Is Iran's nuclear program a threat for Israel, U.S.?

Sunday, March 18, 2012 | 7:52 p.m. CDT; updated 8:48 p.m. CDT, Sunday, March 18, 2012

The most recent "Global Journalist" broadcast examines the growing conflict over Iran's nuclear program. Host David Reed interviewed Jay Bushinsky, foreign correspondent for WBBM in Chicago, and Golnaz Esfandiari, senior correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and editor of the Persian Letters blog.

According to an Associated Press article Sunday, officials in Israel agree with the assessment of U.S. authorities that Iran hasn't yet decided to build a nuclear weapon. However, the Israelis believe that Iran is a threat to their country's survival. President Barack Obama is quoted in the AP article as saying there was "too much loose talk of war."

Pro-Israel groups in the U.S., meanwhile, are pushing Obama to take a tougher stand against Iran, according to a New York Times article. "It’s not about Israel," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said in the article. "It’s about the U.S. It’s about our interests in the region."

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