By Larry Kane

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Trouble in Egypt, a mass exodus from Syria and threats from Iran are some of the problems going on right now in the Middle East

Dr. Katherine Warrick, the Islamic Scholar At Villanova, thinks the biggest problem facing Iran is not nuclear power, but internal politics:

“I think one of the most important things happening in Iranian politics is domestic. That’s not to discount the role that Iran has played in funneling arms to actors in other parts of the region. But Iran as a nuclear threat probably has been somewhat overblown and the really significant things that are happening in the Iranian political sphere really have to do with domestic politics that don’t have significant implications at least immediately for the surroundings.”

The consul General of Israel, Yaron Sideman disagrees, saying Iran is a direct threat to Israel.

A close look at the Middle East when we join you Voice of Reason on The Comcast Network at 9:30 tonight.

Listen to Larry Kane’s full interview with Dr. Katherine Warrick…

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