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Tony Blair criticised for advocating bombing Iran

However, Dr Rosemary Hollis, a Middle East expert at City University, in London, warned: ‘All the wargaming exercises that have been done by the Americans show that the fallout from a military attack, an air assault on Iran’s nuclear programme – which would inevitably kill civilians – would be worse than Iran having a break-out nuclear weapon capability

‘I’d back an attack on Iran’: Blair insists nuclear plans of rogue state must be stopped,  Mail Online, By Tim Shipman,  2nd September 2010 *  Tony Blair tonight called for military action against Iran to prevent the country developing nuclear weapons.

In his most hawkish statement on the Islamic state, he made it clear that he would back a bombing campaign – despite his experiences over Iraq.

In his interview with the BBC, Mr Blair said: ‘I think it is wholly unacceptable for Iran to have nuclear weapons capability. I think we’ve got to be prepared to confront them, if necessary, militarily.
‘I think there is no alternative to that if they continue to develop nuclear weapons – and they need to get that message loud and clear.’

Mr Blair’s intervention is particularly stark as he is a peace envoy for the Middle East.

However, Dr Rosemary Hollis, a Middle East expert at City University, in London, warned: ‘All the wargaming exercises that have been done by the Americans show that the fallout from a military attack, an air assault on Iran’s nuclear programme – which would inevitably kill civilians – would be worse than Iran having a break-out nuclear weapon capability.’She accused Mr Blair of using his appearance at the Chilcot Inquiry on Iraq to ‘blame Iran for much of what went wrong in Iraq’. ‘It’s like Iran is now responsible for everything and needs to be confronted.’…

‘I’d back an attack on Iran’: Blair insists nuclear plans of rogue state must be stopped | Mail Online

September 2, 2010 - Posted by | general | , ,

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