Re "To attack or to deter a nuclear Iran?" by Steven Lobell (Opinion, Jan. 2):
It is surprising that The Salt Lake Tribune printed such a dogmatic, opinionated and undocumented article by an academic who not only is not an Iranian specialist but also appears to have no sense of history.
Iran has not called for "the annihilation" of the Jewish people. Approximately 25,000 Jews live in Iran, and they have their own parliamentary representation. In recent history, Iran has not initiated an attack on another country.