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February 19, 2012 12:59 pm

British Foreign Secretary: Nuclear Iran Not Same as Cold War

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British Foreign Secretary William Hague. Photo: opendemocracy.

JPost – While encouraging Israel to give Europe’s latest round of sanctions a chance and discouraging it from hasty military action, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said Sunday that if Iran succeeds in developing nuclear weapons, there will either be a war or a cold war.

“Either way, [Iran] will be attacked and there will be a war,” Hauge told the BBC when asked if a nuclear-armed Iran would lead to a nuclear arms race in the region. The other option, he said, is that “there would be a cold war, in which Iran, for the long term, is subject to these kinds of very intense economic sanctions and they would find that other nations in the region developed nuclear weapons.”

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