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By JPOST.COM STAFF02/19/2012 18:26

UK foreign secretary urges J’lem to give sanctions a chance, says if Iran develops nukes there will either be a war or a cold war, but warns Iranian nuclear standoff would not have safeguards of US-USSR Cold War.

“Either way, [Iran] will be attacked and there will be a war,” Hauge told the BBC when asked if a nuclear-armed Iran would lead to a nuclear arms race in the region. The other option, he said, is that “there would be a cold war, in which Iran, for the long term, is subject to these kinds of very intense economic sanctions and they would find that other nations in the region developed nuclear weapons.”

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