Iran analyst: Cracks showing in Teheran's united nuclear front

A leading analyst on Iran says there is a growing feeling among various Iranian politicians that the Islamic Republic would be best served by yielding to international pressure and halting its nuclear program. Menashe Amir, who for many years served as manager of Israel Radio's Farsi broadcasts, said that while Iran appears on the surface to be united in its nuclear drive, "there is a debate in Iran. [Some] say: We are being offered a fantastic, generous incentives package. Let's accept it…we cannot withstand the international pressure. The sanctions are widening, and the danger of a US or Israeli attack is growing. Let's not miss this chance...We'll accept it, we'll fold for now, we'll wait until the storm passes and until international conditions change. Under the current conditions we cannot continue with the nuclear plans.'"