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Video: Feinstein rebuke cools GOP senator's Iran 'regime change' rhetoric
David Edwards and Mike Sheehan
Published: Monday April 2, 2007
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Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) appears on CNN's 'Late Edition' advocating a change of leadership in Iran, suggesting that the use of military force may be the only way to bring about the fall of Iran's ruling class.

"Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there is any other option other than regime change," says Bond. "I would hope that other nations would be willing to join with the [United Nations] Security Council and start employing escalating sanctions on Iran to force them to change their way with nuclear weapons, or even to bring about a regime change in Iran."

Another guest, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), criticizes hints of military force during a time of sensitive diplomatic negations for the safe return of 15 British sailors that have been detained by Iran. "Cooler heads have to prevail," she says.