Oxford Think Tank: A Strike on Iran Could Backfire
Posted on Mar 5, 2007
Nuclear experts from the Oxford Research Group have some words of advice for world leaders about their future dealings with Iran. Scientist Frank Barnaby, who co-authored the think tank’s report, warned that pre-emptive military action “could speed Iran’s progress to a nuclear bomb.”
The conclusions published by the British-based Oxford Research Group on Monday are supported by Hans Blix, the former chief UN weapons inspector in Iraq.
Frank Barnaby, one of the report’s authors and a leading nuclear scientist, said an attack on Iran could stimulate the development of nuclear weapons.
“[An attack] would almost certainly lead to a fast-track programme to develop a small number of nuclear devices as quickly as possible,” he said.