"No one outside Iran has a better idea of what the regime in Tehran is up to than Alireza Jafarzadeh, whose Iran Threat offers an important assessment of today's circumstances. He also presents vital ideas for dealing with a rogue government as it attempts to acquire nuclear weaponry."
"As the support for terrorism and nuclear ambitions of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fan the flames of conflict in the Middle East, The Iran
Threat is the first and best guide to Ahmadinejad's sordid past, his dangerous
present, and our precarious future. Alireza Jafarzadeh offers the most viable
policy option for the United States to contain the Iranian threat as an
alternative to war or appeasement."
--Congressman Bob Filner (D-California), Co-Chair, Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus, U.S. House of Representatives
"This is essential reading for those who are concerned about the Iranian nuclear program and are willing to keep an open mind about the Iranian opposition. Written by the Iranian-American who first revealed to the world--and to international inspectors--the existence of Iran's secret uranium-enrichment and plutonium-production plants, this book provides a credible, compelling account of how the mullahs and the Revolutionary Guards artfully engaged in deceit, deception and concealment to hijack a civilian program and turn it into a military one. This book also places us at the cutting edge of new allegations about an underground network of nuclear installations beyond the reach of both the International Atomic Energy Agency and national intelligence agencies. It poses the disturbing, bottom-line question of how anything the Iranian regime might yet promise to do in its ongoing negotiations with the West could ever be verified."
--Paul Leventhal, Founding President, Nuclear Control Institute, Washington, D.C.
"Alireza Jafarzadeh's book is a must-read. Jafarzadeh is one of the foremost authorities on modern Iran, and his book is a unique collection of information you can't find anywhere else. From the inner-workings of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's regime to the Iranian nuclear threat, he gives a unique and insightful perspective to the current situation in Iran."
--Rita Cosby, Host of MSNBC Investigates
"Iran is the world's number one threat. Alireza Jafarzadeh brilliantly describes why and what we can do to help the Iranian people take their country back. A must-read if you want to understand how to win the Global War on Terror."
--Lt. General Thomas G. McInerney USAF (Ret.), former Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force
"This book could not be more timely. As the United States looks for solutions to the crisis in the Middle East, and Iran in particular, we need authentic voices to shape the debate. Mr. Jafarzadeh's participation in exposing the Iranian nuclear program confirms his role and this book's in informing American policy making."
--United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana
"A remarkably well-written and well-researched account of attempts by the Iranian mullahs to join the ranks of the world's nuclear powers. Mr. Jafarzadeh's sources inside Iran have proven time and again to be remarkably well-connected and well-informed. This book should be read by all who are concerned with the spread of nuclear technology beyond the ranks of supposedly responsible "great powers"."
--Ambassador James Akins, Former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
"Best known for bringing details of Iran's nuclear program to international attention, Jafarzadeh offers a harrowing portrait of his native country with this sobering blend of history and contemporary politics. Starting with the 1979 revolution that marked the ascendance of the Ayatollah Khomeini, he argues that Islamist extremism has played a central role in the last 25 years of Iranian politics, including the Iraq-Iran War and the 2005 election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which Jafarzadeh believes was orchestrated by the Khamenei regime. All the while, he contends, Iran has maintained a covert nuclear weapons program, threatening to radically destabilize the Middle East and strengthen the reach and scope of the oppressive Iranian regime. Jafarzadeh, a foreign affairs analyst for Fox News who was the U.S. spokesman for the National Coalition of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) until 2003, when it was placed on the State Department's list of international terrorist organizations, has a strong emotional investment in his subject. He dismisses military and diplomatic solutions to the imminent nuclear crisis he foresees, but suggests that international support of Iranian resistance movements could succeed in upsetting the current regime. Highly detailed and compelling, his account is accessible to a general reader but will appeal mainly to students of Middle East politics."