"Hans, Hans, You're Breaking My Balls"


Foreign Policy: If there were just two options, how would you weigh the choice between an attack on Iran or a nuclear-armed Iran?

Hans Blix: The consequences of an attack on Iran would very likely be a nuclear-armed Iran! There would be a delay, but nuclear weapons that are hypothetical today would be certain in a few years time. Secondly, an attack would probably have horrible consequences on the supply of oil coming through the Persian Gulf; it would impact the world economy. Nuclear arms in Iran would neutralize the threat of the Israeli nuclear weapons. I do not see that as a disaster; these weapons should not have been developed in the first place.