Oxford Research Group have published a major new report by Dr. Frank Barnaby. With a foreword by Hans Blix, Would Air Strikes Work? Understanding Iran's Nuclear Programme and the Possible Consequences of a Military Strike concludes that far from stopping Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, military attacks would probably accelerate Iran's nuclear programme.
The prospect of a nuclear Iran causes acute concern not only in the UnitedStates and Israel, but also in Europe, the Middle East and most of the rest of the world. Recent indications from the USA point towards possible military strikes against Iranian nuclear and military targets. The aim of such strikes would be to put back by many years any ambitions elements in the Iranian regime may have for nuclear weapons.
This report is an assessment of:
Frank Barnaby concludes that far from stopping Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, military attacks would probably accelerate Iran's nuclear programme.
The reasons for this counter-intuitive outcome are that:
In the long-term, the report concludes,
Iran cannot be deterred from attaining a nuclear weapons capability by bombing
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