February 19th, 2010
03:10 PM ET

Contain Iran, don't attack it

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Fareed Zakaria | BIO
CNN Anchor, “Fareed Zakaria – GPS”

A new report saying that Iran could be secretly working on a nuclear weapon is a major development, but not one that should lead the U.S. to consider a military strike against the Tehran regime, according to analyst Fareed Zakaria.

The draft report, obtained by CNN and not yet approved by the International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors, is the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency's strongest warning yet that Iran could be aiming to build a nuclear bomb.

Zakaria told CNN the report should spur U.S. diplomacy to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons but that talk by commentators outside the U.S. government of a potential military strike against Iran was wrongheaded. "To be casually talking about military action because we're getting frustrated seems to me somewhat dangerous," he said.

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  1. Cheryl

    Doesn't anybody get it?? Ahmedinjad is achieving exactly what he's set out to do with his constant nuclear 'threats' The media worldwide is giving him the great publicity he wants. That's what he wants. For the cameras to be on him. Does he really want to start a nuclear war? I think not. He's just a fanatic that's full of it, but he's not stupid.
    Come on CNN, stop playing into this guys paws. Stop turning the camera on him every time he opens his trap!
    And the same to the government, please stop reacting to his every talk. That's what he wants!! Of course you watch this idiot's every move, but turn off the cameras and black out this madman.

    February 20, 2010 at 12:00 am |