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Kissinger says US on Brink of Nuclear Crisis with Iran
Former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace laureate Henry Kissinger is warning that the United States and Israel are very close to facing a crisis with a nuclear-arming Iran.
The 89-year-old Kissinger told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that such a crisis — a full-fledged atomic war — would be “a turning point in human history,”
“There has emerged in the region, the current and most urgent issue of nuclear proliferation. For 15 years, the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council [UNSC] have declared that a nuclear Iran is unacceptable, but it has been approaching,” he said.
“In a few years, people will have to come to a determination of how to react, or the consequences of non-reaction.
“I believe this point will be reached in a very foreseeable future,” he added.