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Iran Nuclear Program Could Start Arms Race


(RFE/RL) — Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague says that Iran is clearly attempting to develop nuclear-weapons capability and if the country succeeds it could spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

Hague told the “Daily Telegraph” in an interview published on February 18 that if Iran obtained nuclear weapons, “I think other nations across the Middle East will want to develop nuclear weapons.”

Hague said that in that scenario “the most serious round of nuclear proliferation since nuclear weapons were invented would have begun, with all the destabilizing effects in the Middle East, and the threat of a new Cold War in the Middle East.”

He said the consequences of that would be “a disaster in world affairs.”

Hague’s comments come as Iran finds itself under increasing international sanctions for its pursuit of nuclear technology that Tehran claims is for peaceful purposes.

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2 thoughts on “Iran Nuclear Program Could Start Arms Race

  • February 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    “Give the dog a bad name, and then kill it”. Zia-ul Haq said it. He died but his words didn’t. Soon afetr his utterances, the non Muslims in Kashmir valley had to pay the price of this sinister statement.

    Let us see, the build up of this Iranian crescendo. Where would it stop?

  • February 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Iran knows that Obama was elected with the support of the military corporations upon Earth…yes Earth…and that is the usual with both major political parties and has been since their very first war with England.
    The problem will naturally appear small…making weapons when the word completes it’s round that it is very easy to get gold and stack it up in today’s world… using a method that returns pure water as the by product.


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