Sunday, February 7, 2010
In the article "Iran’s Nuke Program Puts Middle East at Risk" By Fred W. Baker III, what matters is Iran’s nuclear program continues to put security in the Middle East at risk. “Iran is in violation of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, and I think there is a very great worry that if Iran … proceeds with this program unconstrained, there is a very real danger of proliferation here in the region that would make it even more unstable and more unsafe for everyone,” Defense Secretary Gates said. I think we need to take action against this because if this continues it could lead to a nuclear war. The radiation effects of building the warheads could spread to cities and kill thousands on civilians. “They have done nothing to reassure the international community that they are prepared to comply with the NPT or stop their progress toward a nuclear weapon, Therefore, I think that various nations need to think about whether the time has come for a different tack,” Defense Secretary Gates said.