Gen. Wesley Clark (Ret.) sternly warns about the danger — in the Middle East and to Iran itself — if the regime in Tehran acquires the ability to produce nuclear weapons.
Gen. Wesley Clark (Ret.) sternly warns about the danger — in the Middle East and to Iran itself — if the regime in Tehran acquires the ability to produce nuclear weapons. Israel, in particular, would consider Iranian weapons of mass destruction as a serious threat to its national security.
"As an American, I don't want to see another conflict in the region. It's not in our interests," said Clark, a senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations. "But the Iranian state seems determined to march down the avenue to acquire the capability to produce nuclear weapons."
That policy increases the likelihood for Iran that "if they attempt to retain [nuclear weapons], they will be attacked and destroyed," he said.
Clark spoke in the UCLA Broadcast Studio during an all-day conference on Iran hosted by the Burkle Center and the UCLA International Institute.
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Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2011