UK: If Iran gets nukes, there will be war or a cold war

February 19, 2012 18:37

While encouraging Israel to give a chance to the Europeans' latest round of sanctions and warning it against hasty military action, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague Sunday said that if Iran succeeds at developing nuclear weapons, there will either be a war or a cold war.

"Either way, [Iran] will be attacked and there will be a war," Hauge told the BBC when asked if a nuclear armed-Iran would lead to a nuclear arms race in the region. The other option, he said, is that "there would be a cold war, in which Iran, for the long term, is subject to these kinds of very intense economic sanctions and they would find that other nations in the region developed nuclear weapons."

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