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Let Iran go nuclear

Why should Iran be stopped from getting the bomb? (Mark Fitzpatrick, April) The west made no serious attempt to prevent Israel, China, India and Pakistan from developing nuclear weapons. There is no reason to believe that Iran would be any more susceptible than other nuclear powers to the logic of mutually assured destruction. We are still suffering the consequences of stopping Iran, under the democratically elected Mohammad Mosaddegh, from nationalising its oil industry in 1953. An attack on it would be felt by most of the Muslim world as an attack on Islam and a continuation…

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