IRAN AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY part2 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 16.04.06 | 21:45 (IDT)

    Unless the international community is able to shake off its inertia and for, at least this one instance, come together and work out a solution, the possible results could be quite unpalatable. A nuclear Iran is not in anybody's interst. It would give Iran the perfect blackmail weapon, thus de facto control over the price of oil and, as such, of the world economy. Of course, one cannot assume that Iran would stop at blackmail. Those that imagine that it would be easy to boycott Iran have only to remember the oil-for-food fiasco. Unless sancions are agreed to by all major powers, and unless there is a mechanism of effective enforcement, they cannot work. Whatever possible solutions there are, it is preferable that they come with the certain cooperation of the world community. Otherwise, the choice boils down to a nuclear Iran, or the unilateral action of a few states.

    from the article: Ahmadinejad awaits a response
    First published 00:00 16.04.06 | Last updated 00:00 16.04.06
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