The misplaced fear of an Iran-origin nuclear holocaust awaiting Israel, unless pre-emptive action is unleashed to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities, has now reached such a disproportionate height as to trigger another major crisis in the Middle East. Yet it would not take much to ease anxieties on both sides.
Aug 14, 2008
By Kaveh L Afrasiabi
"A nation has no permanent enemies and no permanent friends, only permanent interests." - British statesman Winston Churchill
Iran is gripped by heated controversy over a public statement by a close aide to President Mahmud Ahmadinejad expressing affection toward the Israeli people.