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What are the experts saying about a strike on Iran?

A significant and quickly growing number of Israeli and American security, defense and intelligence experts agree -- a military strike on Iran will not prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and would likely lead to a serious regional escalation of violence. Check out these and other voices speaking out on Iran.

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Did you know?

  • 1. Former Mossad head Meir Dagan opposes a military attack on Iran and has said, ““[A] military attack will give the Iranians the best excuse to pursue the nuclear race.” [1]
    [1] Ynetnews, June 1, 2011 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4077239,00.html

  • 2. This is not the first time the United States and the international community have taken an aggressive diplomatic approach. Indeed, there is ample historical precedent of countries-- including erstwhile "rogue states" like Libya, South Africa and Algeria-- voluntarily giving up nuclear weapons programs in response to a combination of international pressure and diplomacy.

  • 3. Despite what you might have heard, tough sanctions are actually having an impact—Iran’s currency has lost half its value in ten months, oil experts are down by 40 percent, and consumer prices are up by 40 percent. [1] As Nicholas Kristoff reported this past June from Iran: “Most Iranians blame for economic distress is directed at Iran’s own leaders, and discontent appears to be growing with the entire political system.” [2]
    [1] Washington Post, June 16, 2012: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/irans-economic-pain-deepens-as-new-nuclear-talks-begin/2012/06/16/gJQAErw3hV_story.html
    [2] New York Times, June 17, 2012: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/opinion/sunday/kristof-pinched-and-griping-in-iran.html

  • 4. According to an Israeli public opinion poll conducted by Israel's Channel 10 on 8/12/12, 42% of Israelis are against an Israeli attack on Iran, while 32% are in favor and 22% have not decided yet.1
    [1] Times of Israel, August 12, 2012: http://www.timesofisrael.com/majority-of-israelis-oppose-iran-strike-latest-poll/