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-- -- -- -- -- Rhonda because Sandra -- set to replace outgoing president -- -- -- Medina is not an August -- honey favoring direct talks between the United States -- Tehran.
The US along with several western allies opposing Iran's nuclear program.
Earlier today the -- nation's supreme leader saying quote the solution to Iran's nuclear case is easy.
Claiming the opposition doesn't want the issue to be solved well joining us now from Washington to solve this -- -- got to -- up the American Enterprise Institute Michael Rubin.
In -- New York founder of GO Stratton dot com.
Rob hardy might want to start with you you've been writing extensively recently about the new leadership in Iran and frankly that if we believe -- that this new leadership is gonna be change in Iran we are the fools what you say that.
Well -- -- -- certainly looks talks a great deal about talks but he looks at them as a tactic.
He used to be Iran's nuclear negotiator.
And when he was criticized for and -- diplomacy with the west years ago.
What is said is hey look I was only doing it to prevent sanctions and as long as we didn't have sanctions.
Then we could continue with our special projects by which -- meant his nuclear program.
So he was really just claiming victory saying my tactics are what led us to advance our nuclear program right to the brink.
May you're suspicious of anything that he actually is making plays and you -- laughing saying -- -- the Americans know believing.
That I've actually got democracy -- -- on my mind right now.
-- -- no I mean there's no doubt that he is committed to the Islamic republic and the theocracy.
Which backs it up remember any -- he may have been the most liberal.
Eight candidates who were allowed to run for the presidency.
But you -- more than 600 disqualified who were further to the left than him so they analogy I would -- is.
Imagine that in the Soviet union for example you had democratic elections but only members of the Central Committee of the Communist Party were allowed to run.
Rob do you follow the economics of all this you many times have told me that is the economic story that is that is always been the biggest issue in the Middle East poor young men who just don't have jobs.
At the same time this new leader Ron is is being billed as that need the fix of the Iran economy and and to peace you buying it.
I don't -- one bit that I agree with mr.
Rubin this man to change like he was a textile designer in Northern England -- went back to Iran and the Islamic revolution.
Came about without complaining he was allegedly the first person to call.
Ayatollah -- imam.
So he's been part of the elite for quite some time he's a very clever man I think the Iranian leadership will not hesitate.
In their quest to become a nuclear power and get a -- -- -- power the middle.
We knew we knew or honey we know -- good years ago as a nuclear negotiator.
Still with sanctions against Iran you know there's there's talk -- mean that they would love to see -- Tehran to New York flight again they want to open up the business relationship between Iran and the United -- -- during.
Court together cast their desperate affect -- desperate -- two run to get the economy back on its legs the people are suffering their starting percent inflation is widespread unemployment.
Third and it's gonna be it left wait -- the -- with the harvest brings in Torino was really gonna happen this fall with Iran.
OK I want to move on to something else with you -- -- been even talking about your very concerned about this weekend.
And what may be happening in Egypt what are you hearing.
Well today we're gonna see the beginning of a series of demonstrations -- being run by the opposition.
The Tom broad group which is true which technically translates as rebel rebellion -- -- they say.
151000 signatures asking for more -- to resign as president.
He won the election by seventeen with seventeen million ballots up against a member of the regime but the US government is making -- horrible mistake in supporting.
Mercy in the Muslim Brotherhood government because he was elected and -- -- I told you.
Democracy unsupported by the culture of liberty leads to tyranny and that's what happen.
Didn't okay Michael I want to get your take on that as well and what -- is saying here is what's happening in Egypt that we didn't -- -- -- we i.'s Washington missing the boat here do you think.
I really do think Washington is missing the -- and I just came back from the Persian gulf.
Earlier this week -- one thing I always hear is it's not surprising that the Muslim Brotherhood would win elections they have been an opposition for eighty years.
Ticket promised people the world the biggest tragedy however is if we consider them too big to fail.
Because if they are allowed to -- if we don't give them aid if we don't give them support them once and for all we can dispense with this notion in the Middle East.
But somehow Islam is -- as a panacea that would be an important lesson for many in Egypt.
And -- to learn.
All right Michael -- event and it of course rob hardy edge on the thanks to both India Iran certainly an economic issue and -- -- as well thank you gentlemen.
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