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A Dangerous Delusion:

Why the West is Wrong About Nuclear Iran

a New Book

By David Morrison and Peter Oborne

Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, May 6, 2013

A Dangerous Delusion
I have written this little book along with Peter Oborne, who is the chief political commentator for the London Telegraph.
It is available on Amazon here.
Extracts from reviews
1) Daily Telegraph (27 April 2013) by Michael Axworthy

This is a small book, but written with Peter Oborne’s characteristic brutal clarity, it roars like the proverbial mouse. Co-written with David Morrison, it sets about destroying a series of myths and distortions that have enabled Western and other policymakers to depict Iran as a major nuclear threat, suggests that any military action against Iran would be unjustified, and argues that the current sanctions that are crippling Iran are illegitimate.
(Axworthy is the author of Iran: Empire of the Mind: A History from Zoroaster to the Present Day and Revolutionary Iran: A History of the Islamic Republic.  He was head of the Iran desk in the UK Foreign Office from 1998-2000.)
(2) Middle East Monitor (22 April 2013) by Dr Daud Abdullah

The current dispute between the west and Iran over its nuclear programme bears uncanny similarities to the case of Iraq; western assertions that Iran is developing a nuclear weapons programme is strikingly reminiscent of the claims of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. In the absence of no verifiable proof of an Iranian nuclear weapons programme, Peter Oborne and David Morrison make a compelling case that the west and its client state Israel are wrong. The consequences of this dangerous delusion could be catastrophic for the region.
The purpose of this revealing book is two-fold; first to dispel some of the myths and falsehoods which have distorted the image of Iran in the west and secondly to assert that the confrontation with Iran is not only unnecessary but also dangerous.
My earlier writing on Iran is at        

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