July 23, 2007

Regional consequences of the Iran’s nuclear program

Only a fool would deny that Iran is in pursuit of a nuclear weapon. Perhaps the greatest danger resulting from an Iranian nuclear weapon is the nuclear arms race it would likely set off. Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey would likely embark on a nuclear program to offset Iran's influence. It does not bode well for world security to have nuclear armed countries dotting the Mideast. An American or Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities would probably cripple their nuclear program. However, Iran would still have a lot of cards left to cause mayhem. Perhaps the best thing the US can do to end the Iranian nuclear program is to destabilize the Ahmadinejad regime. Many Iranians, especially the young and educated, are embarrassed by the man. It shouldn't be too difficult to topple this regime.

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