January 7, 2013 - New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.
The full text of this week's commentary follows:
foreign policy challenges galore.
goes on in Syria. The numbers are staggering.
facing new conflict, while tensions in Lebanon simmer.
remains as dangerous as ever.
African Republic and South Sudan are seething.
But at the
top is Iran.
be the decisive year, when Iran either moves ahead on its nuclear program or
If it moves
ahead, all bets are off. The threat of Iran with nuclear weapons capability is
almost unimaginable. It would embolden extremists – and likely trigger a new
regional arms race.
a current bipartisan Senate bill is so important.
is to tell Iran: come clean and make a serious deal on your nuclear program, or
face tougher sanctions.
the Senate bill, as do dozens of Democratic and Republican lawmakers.
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David Harris of AJC.