April 5, 2010 | American Foreign Policy Interests

Book Review: The Persian Night: Iran under the Khomeinist Revolution

The Islamic Republic of Iran's standoff with the international community over its nuclear ambitions shifted to a new phase following the overwhelming November 27, 2009, vote by the International Atomic Energy Commission's board of governors-including all five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council-to censure the regime for its failure to comply with existing UN resolutions. Barely two days later, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad raised the stakes even further by announcing a dramatic expansion of the nuclear program with 10 new facilities to enrich uranium.

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