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Kissinger on US reluctance to intervene in Iran

Former US Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Dr Henry Kissinger talks to Newsnight's Gavin Esler about how Washington would like to see regime change in Iran, but will not actively push for it.

Esler begins by asking Dr Kissinger if the US taking action to bring about regime change is simply not a viable policy in the 21 Century.

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