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‘Iran at a Crossroads’ topic of next Great Decisions lecture

John Weidner will present on “Iran at a Crossroads” in the next Deltaville Great Decisions lecture at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Deltaville Community Association building, 17147 General Puller Highway.

By the fall of 2022, Iran was in a state of turmoil due to widespread protests against government-enforced wearing of the hijab, a failing economy, an ineffective new president, and the looming succession of the country’s leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. Abroad, renewal of the Iran nuclear deal seemed doubtful and tensions remain high between Iran, Israel, and Arab states. Many Iranians have lost hope of a better future, and the country seems at a crossroads. Weidner will consider how the U.S. should deal with these developments.

Weidner (USN Cmdr.-ret) graduated the United States Naval Academy in 1978 with a Systems Engineering degree and completed a Master’s in Nuclear Engineering (Nuclear Weapon Effects) at the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1986.

He served 22 years on ...

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