Argument: A nuclear Iran is not generally a major security risk

Issue Report: Is a nuclear Iran intolerable?


Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, told a conference of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: “I don’t see any threat to the United States coming from Iran anytime soon.”[1]

Russia’s NATO envoy Dmitry Rogozin said in November, 2008: “No sensible person believes in fairy tales about the Iranian missile threat, and that thousands of kilometers from Tehran on the coast of the Baltic Sea, it is necessary to station a missile interceptor system.”[2]

Democratic congresswoman Ellen Tauscher said in March 2009: “The argument that the U.S. would be naked against an Iranian threat unless we deploy the GMD system in Europe is simply not right”[3]