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Comment #289009 by Ciarán Reilly

Ciarán Reilly Mar 3rd 2012, 1:26 AM #

Well, I don’t want to see Iran attacked. The Iranians are a complex, sophisticated and ancient nation. I wonder if the average person in the streets of Tehran or Tabriz really wants to see Israel wiped off the map – as their leaders imply it should be.

Humiliating one side or the other won’t resolve this. As you say, the Iranians have been victims of aggression more often lately than the instigators (not sure about thousands of years…!) and feel as if they’re surrounded by enemies. But I can definitely understand why the Israelis are very worried too.

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Barack Obama says he's not bluffing on possibility of Iran attack

Barack Obama says he's not bluffing on possibility of Iran attack

The US president said both Israel and Iran recognise that when he says it is “unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon, we mean what we say.”

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