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Apr 18, 2006 11:45 pm


WHOSE AFRAID OF IRANIAN NUKES? GULF STATES



Analysts in the Gulf raised special concerns. “Gulf states are legitimately concerned about Iran joining the nuclear club,” said Abdel-Khaleq Abdullah, a professor of political science in the United Arab Emirates.

“The possibility of a fourth Gulf war is just beyond our ability to manage. We don’t want it. It will just make life miserable and hell,” he added.

Saudi analyst Dawoud al-Sharayan said an Iranian nuclear bomb could give the United States a pretext to maintain its military forces in the Gulf and add to the tension.

Saudi Arabia would then have the right to think about having its own nuclear weapon, he added.

And you thought it's all about Israel? No. It's all about oil and the Chinese better realize it.




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