* Â Curiously, most of these worried souls seem to ignore that there is a much greaterÂ likelihoodÂ Â that Iran nukes Israel if they get the bomb. Â And with predictions that they’re only Â 6 months away from achieving this perhaps the ‘catastrophe’ of bombing Iran is Â a much lesserÂ catastropheÂ than Iran nuking Israel.
AFP: Any military attack on Iran would have a “catastrophic” effect on the Middle East, a Russian foreign ministry official said Wednesday after reports that Israel might launch such an attack.
“All this is very dangerous. If force is used it will be catastrophic for the whole Middle East,” the official told journalists on condition of anonymity.
The official also said Iran was “ready to look seriously at proposals” presented on June 14 by six world powers aimed at getting the Islamic republic to suspend uranium enrichment. He called Iran’s attitude a “positive signal.”
* So-called ‘world powers’ have been trying to bribe Iran out of it for decades, why would it be different now?
The comments came after US media reported on June 20 that Israeli jet pilots had trained for a possible strike on Iranian nuclear sites.
Western powers fear Russia is developing a nuclear weapons programme under cover of its stated aim of developing civilian nuclear energy. However Tehran denies such claims.
Russia, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, has a section of border close to northern Iran in the Caucasus mountains and has been cautious about Western efforts to punish Iran over its nuclear activities.