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The Real News Network’s Paul Jay talks to Gareth Porter about the pretext of waging a war on Iran. Although Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric does not reflect the official Iranian policy toward Israel, it does reflect the Iranian government’s disapproval of the existing regime. Though Iran doesn’t seem to have nuclear weapons aspirations, the possibility of such could begin to stall emigration of Jews to Israel thus worsening the demographic balance.

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Gareth Porter is a historian and investigative journalist on US foreign and military policy analyst. He writes regularly for Inter Press Service on US policy towards Iraq and Iran. Author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam.