In this photo released by the Iranian President's Office, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center is escorted by technicians during a tour of Tehran's research reactor centre in northern Tehran,... more 
In this photo released by the Iranian President's Office, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center is escorted by technicians during a tour of Tehran's research reactor centre in northern Tehran, Iran, Wednesday Feb. 15, 2012. As concern intensifies over Iran's nuclear program and the rise of Islamist governments in the Middle East, America's top ally in the region, Israel, has become increasingly wary. Israel's security has been a U.S. foreign policy priority of both Democratic and Republican administrations since the Jewish state was created in 1948. Although small in size and population, Israel has significant influence in Washington and presidents of both parties have pledged their commitment to its defense. And it's always a potential flashpoint in a region that the U.S. depends on for oil. (AP Photo/Iranian President's Office) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Iranian President's Office
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 1:34 AM EDT