"The difference is that Israel has had nukes for 20 years, but has never threatened to wipe Iran (or any other country) off the face of the earth. For Israel, nuclear weapons are a deterrent - for Iran, they are a weapon of aggression." Sorry HM Pierson - these are double standards, supported only by your assertions about the two countries' intentions. I see Israel not in the benign way that you do, but as a violent aggressor against its neighbours, one that has constantly been making threatening noises at the highest level about an attack on Iran. I see it as a country which has simply not used its nuclear weapons UP TO NOW. If Israel has nukes, I see no logical reason why Iran should also not have nukes.
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