- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 10, 2010

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Although Iran continues to claim its nuclear-development program is designed for peaceful purposes, U.S. intelligence services think Iran is developing nuclear weapons.

A number of countries have nuclear weapons, but these countries are considered stable, and they fall within the parameters of mutual deterrence and rational conduct, except for North Korea. Iran poses a significant risk of possibly using nuclear weapons because of its unstable leadership. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has proclaimed that Israel, the United States and other Western countries are Iran’s enemies. The Iranian Defense Ministry recently published information on a nuclear-attack strategy to be used against the United States, Israel and, potentially, other nations.

Many Arab countries in the Middle East are wary of Iran’s intentions and are concerned with the regional dominance of an Iran possessing nuclear weapons. Economic sanctions imposed on Iran have not deterred it from developing them. Time is running out, and the options to neutralize the Iranian nuclear-weapons program are becoming more limited.

DONALD A. MOSKOWITZ

Londonderry, N.H.

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