February 21st, 2012
09:41 PM ET

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: We are of the opinion that the Iranian regime is a 'rational actor'

In a wide-ranging interview with the nation's top military chief that covered an array of diplomatic issues, CNN's Fareed Zakaria asked Gen. Martin Dempsey, USA, about the rising tensions with Iran over that country's nuclear program.  Gen. Dempsey discusses the international cooperation that the U.S. has been able to gather around the implementation of the sanctions – and why he still considers it possible to negotiate with the Iranian regime to reconsider their commitment to nuclear weaponization.

Visit this link, for more of Fareed Zakaria's interview with Gen. Dempsey on the topic of why he feels it is premature to engage in an attack on Iran at this point; for the full transcript of this interview, please visit www.cnn.com/transcripts.

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS airs Sundays on CNN at 10:00am and 1:00pm and on CNN International at 8:00am and 3:00pm.  All times Eastern.

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Topics: CNN • CNN International • Fareed Zakaria GPS • Iran • Syria
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