Iran and Israel’s saber-rattling [Archives:2008/1173/Community]

July 17 2008

Rajendra K. Aneja
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With Iran testing its missiles, it's clearly gearing up for a possible battle with Israel. However, such a conflict would have global ramifications, as Western nations such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe would back Israel, while countries in the Middle East and those with majority Muslim populations would support Iran.

All sensible nations and leaders must ensure that there's no battle between Iran and Israel because there's no need for any more bloodshed and destruction. As a case in point, the Iraq war has brought about untold misery and bitterness.

As international leaders, U.S. President George W. Bush, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown must ensure that this saber-rattling stops and that Iran and Israel will sit down and talk out their differences.