Sunday, September 14, 2003

Foreign Policy: Iran

Reuters reports that Iran is threatening to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

The most interesting part to me was this piece of analysis:

But Anoush Ehtesami, professor of international relations at Britain's University of Durham, said some in Iran's military wanted to quit the NPT and follow Pakistan and India's example.

"The lesson Iran has that you can have a clandestine program, and when you complete it you declare your nuclear status and after a little period of economic sanctions the world moves on," he told the BBC.

Which is why we need to preempt and blow up Iran's nuclear facilities. We must do whatever is necessary to prevent nuclear weapons from being in the hands of Islamist fanatics.

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