The intensification of tensions between the Bush administration and Teheran is natural and at the same time, it is the fruit of lack of objectivity, since the U.S. military threat to solve the enriched uranium problem has made Washington exceed its authority, while Europe and the European Union wish to settle the issue diplomatically.
On this same topic, it has already been pointed out that an armed attack against the main oil wells in the Gulf country, particularly those in Teheran, would cause a disaster. Beyond doubt, such an attack will show up the international policy, and threaten stability and balance in all spheres. On the other hand, even if the threat is regarded as a political pressure in itself, it may cause the oil prices to rocket in such a way that it would involve the Americans in two significant crises: security and military.
Anyway, would the Shiite majority in Iraq remain neutral or silent if Iran became a military target in a given moment? If not, a likely war would go beyond the Iranian borders involving other countries of the region such as Lebanon. The Bush administration would then realize, very late, that it made a fatal mistake in marginalizing the religious alliance among regional Shiites. The Gulf countries could naturally be the most concerned ones about their security if Iran had the nuke. But, while there still is the chance of a peaceful solution to the problem, those countries will not dare to set the field ready for a destructive war.
While the Bush administration believes, through its policy against Iran, that it is obliged to stop, even by force, the Iranian nuclear armament, Teheran thinks that such a threat is an affront to its sovereignty. Both opponents are consequently defending their own interests and their policies, which both regard as equally legitimate. Europe must take part in this issue.

Alriyadh (Arabie saoudite)

!!إيران.. وأمريكا.. والكوارث المحتملة”, by Turki Al-Soudairi, Alriyadh, August 15, 2005.