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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 30.11.10 | 02:47 (IST)

    The world is sane enough to understand that the world does not need another nuclear power. There are many nations in the mideast that have not pursued nuclear weapons because they are expensive to obtain, maintain and deploy. Nuclear weapons are largely useless for anything but deterrence, and then only against extreme existential threats. The list of nations who want a nuclear arms race in the region is probably empty. Even Iran seems more interested in creating a break-out capability - and the resulting ambiguity - rather than actual weapons. From the standpoint of other regional powers the problem with Iran having a break-out capability is that then they must arrange for a nuclear deterrent. Whether their own, or the same kind of 'nuclear umbrella' that South Korea and Japan have enjoyed for decades/

    from the article: Clinton: WikiLeaks proves world shares concern over nuclear Iran
    First published 20:48 29.11.10 | Last updated 20:48 29.11.10
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