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S. told The Associated Press that a party was going on at the hotel to honor a Canadian when the gunmen stormed the guesthouse. Or The Bomb? The prevailing view now is that a nuclear Iran cannot be safely contained On this point both President Obama and Mitt Romney agree Howeverthere are seriousthoughtful people who are willing to contemplate a nuclear Irankept in check by the time-tested assurance of retaliatory destruction If the US arsenal deterred the Soviet Union for decades of cold war and now keeps North Koreas nukes in their silosif India and Pakistan have kept each other in a nuclear stalematewhy would Iran not be similarly deterred by the certainty that using nuclear weapons would bring a hellish reprisal Anyone who has a glib answer to this problem isnt taking the subject seriously Lets assumefor startersthat Irans theocrats are determined to acquire nuclear weapons Western analysts say there is no evidence yet that the supreme leader has made that decision But if you ruled a country surrounded by unfriendly neighbours Persians among the ArabsShiites among the Sunnis a country with a grand sense of self-esteema tendency to paranoia and five nuclear powers nearbywouldnt you want the security of your own nuclear arsenal Lets assume further that diplomacysanctions and computer viruses may not dissuade the regime from its nuclear ambitions A pre-emptive bombing campaign against Irans uranium factories would almost certainly require major US participation to be effectiveand would not be neat Beyond the immediate casualtiesit would carry grave costs: outraged Iranians rallying behind this regime that is now deservedly unpopular; Iran or its surrogates lashing out against American and Israeli targets in a long-termlow-intensity campaign of retaliation; a scorching hatred of America on the newly empowered Arab streetgenerating new recruits for al-Qaeda and its ilk; an untimely oil shock to a fragile world economy; an unravelling of the united front Obama has assembled to isolate Iran All thatand a redoubled determination by Irans leaders to do the one thing that would prevent a future attack: rebuild the nuclear assembly lineonly this time faster and deeper underground Now imagine that Iran succeeds in making its way into the nuclear club Despite the incendiary rhetoricit is hard to believe the aim of an Iranian nuclear programme is the extermination of Israel The regime in Iran is brutalmendacious and meddlesomeand given to spraying gobbets of Hitleresque bile at the Jewish state But Israel is a nuclear powerbacked by a bigger nuclear power Before an Iranian mushroom cloud had bloomed to its full height over Tel Aviva flock of reciprocal nukes would be on the way to incinerate Iran Iran may encourage fanatic chumps to carry out suicide missionsbut there is not the slightest reason to believe the mullahs themselves are suicidal After immersing myself in the expert thinking on both sidesI think thatforced to chooseI would swallow hard and take the risks of a nuclear Iran over the gamble of a pre-emptive war My view may be coloured by a bit of post-Iraq syndrome For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: September 7 2017 1:04 pm With the Duleep Trophy being hosted in the state of Uttar Pradesh Shukla also said that this will lead to the further development of the game in the state (Source: File) Top News The Duleep Trophy is scheduled to begin from September 7 However The BCCI was not interested in hosting the tournament But a directive from the COA resulted in the tournament getting the green light and being hosted in UP Clearing the air as to why the BCCI did not want to host the tournament Rajeev Shukla spoke to cricbuzz and said “With Duleep Trophy there was a bit of confusion because two international tournaments were announced There was a paucity of time The domestic calendar was there and the international cricket was also about to begin So there was a view that this time it could be done away with” “But the technical committee made it very clear that Duleep Trophy should be there and the UPCA was informed just a week before In one week’s time we have made all the arrangements to host it” With the Duleep Trophy being hosted in the state of Uttar Pradesh Shukla also said that this will lead to the furhter development of the game in the state “We want to provide cricket facilities to people of the entire state… We want to take cricket to every nook and corner of UP We already have Green Park a heritage stadium which has been there for the last 90 years and even has a permanent Test status Now this Lucknow stadium has been built and we are also planning on building a stadium in the periphery of Delhi in Ghaziabad” “The good thing is that talent is in abundance in UP The only thing was to tap the talent to promote them to push them to provide them with facilities This is what we have done in the last nine-ten years” he adde For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top Newss underground enrichment facilities, Till a few months ago, “There was urgent need to bust this myth, Top News Aditya Roy Kapur’s upcoming film Ok Jaanu shows a couple living together before they go their separate ways to fulfil their career goals. “#Befikre Fri 10.

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