I was in favour of the war against Iraq but had my doubts, which I still have. Those who are against it have their reasons and they could even use the Machiavellian argument that Saddam Hussein was a valuable allied against Iran. And today we have realized that Iran wants to become a nuclear power. Saddam wanted to have at his disposal the weapons of mass destruction to feed his own spectres of power. Iran, on its part, is developing nuclear weapons (no one has claimed otherwise) and it is not doing it with a psychological purpose but a practical one which might, as President Mahmud Ahmadineyad has said, even get to “wipe Israel out of the map”. This is an issue which is a concern for the West, but also for Iran’s neighbours.
Fortunately, Iran’s enemies still have some time. Iran has not developed a nuclear weapon yet. Today, it is focused on nuclear enrichment to develop its weapon.
The will of the United States and the European troika (United Kingdom, France and Germany), is to discuss Iran’s issue at the Security Council through the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the US agency that verifies whether the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is observed. So far, neither the IAEA nor the Security Council have the possibility to get the NPT be observed. The pressing question is: What should be done if the Security Council is unable to convince Iran to give up its nuclear enrichment program? Economic sanctions are usually mentioned as a way to control Iran, and obviously it is true that the disruption of commerce and technological contributions would cause serious problems to the Iranian government.
But it seems obvious that such sanctions would not force Iran to change its mind. The United States and the European troika have to think of other methods to keep Iran under control. Launching a second war in the Middle East would not be an initiative that the US would welcome at the moment, and it would obviously be very unpopular in its country and its allies. Therefore we have to think of the Middle East geopolitics, and Israel, that could easily destroy the nuclear facilities in Iran through military channels.
The West cannot simply let these events develop on their own. In no case a military intervention can be ignored. It always has to be the last resort. In the meantime, all kinds of limited intervention should be tried out, including economic and political isolation, together with the destruction of the alternative oil pipeline to disrupt the current oil path, and obviously, to intensify the counterterrorist measures.
The Ayatollah regime supports the rebels in Iraq and provides them with weapons. Links have also been established with the worse terrorist organizations worldwide like Al Qaeda and Hezbollah. The Iraqis could be the missing link to explain what the MI5 always sought after the July-7 attacks in London.

Gulf News
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Daily Telegraph (UK)
The Age (Australia)

We should be very worried about Iran″, by Jogn Keegan, Daily Telegraph, January 12, 2006.
We should be worried about Iran″, Gulf News, January 13, 2006.
How to tackle the threat of nuclear Iran″, The Age, January 14, 2006.