Interviews with Iranian Opposition Leaders

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During March and April 2007, Mother Jones released interviews with Iranian opposition leaders. The interviews were conducted by journalist Reese Erlich, author of “The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of US Policy and the Middle East Crisis.”

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Ebrahim Yazdi: The Freedom Movement of Iran leader speaks about Iran’s nuclear ambitions and why he thinks economic sanctions are helping its hardliners. [AUDIO]

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Bashar al-Assad: The Syrian president speaks about the tense relations between United States, Syria, and Iran. [AUDIO] [TRANSCRIPT]

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Akbar Ganji: The journalist and author talks about his six years as a political prisoner, Iran’s nuclear program, and the future of the country. [AUDIO] [TRANSCRIPT]

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Shirin Ebadi: The Nobel Peace Prize winner talks about her fight for human rights in Iran. [AUDIO] [TRANSCRIPT]

Photos of Ebadi and Ganji by Reese Erlich. Photo of Yazdi by Mansour Nasiri (www.nasiriphotos.com). Please do not reproduce without permission.

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