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America, Iran and the Nuclear Option

The Washington Post reported in early April that the Bush administration was "studying options for military strikes against Iran". But there is little reason to be surprised by all this. An attack on Iran would fit nicely in the long history of US practice. It has always declared a policy of being prepared to use nuclear weapons first in a conflict. The US has also made it repeatedly clear that it would use nuclear weapons even against countries that do not have them.

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