Thursday, February 16, 2012

Iran: The Big Payback? 'Iran nuke tech was OK before 1979'

Tehran has reiterated its readiness to resume nuclear talks with major powers to discuss the country's controversial nuclear program. That's while Israel has stepped up its stance against Iran - with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying Tehran's aggression must be stopped. He repeated his claims that Iran was behind recent bombings allegedly targeting Israelis in India, Georgia and Thailand.

Israel says there are links between the incidents - despite authorities in India and Thailand saying there's no such evidence, and Iran denying any involvement. Tehran in turn says Israel is waging a psychological war that many fear might pave the way for military action. Political analyst Chris Bambery explains why he thinks Israel is acting as it is.