A Zero-Option for Iran

Posted by T on November 23, 2009
Judaica, Politics

Ronald Reagan proposed the so-called zero-option for Europe. Roughly speaking, the US would remove all nuclear missiles from Europe if the USSR would do the same.

The proposal electrified the world, and arguably, led to substantial disarmament, if not the fall of the Soviet Union.

Or perhaps the fix was in on this too. We are starting to learn “the rest of the story” on many aspects of “the Gipper.” But let’s assume the best at least for a moment.

I have not heard a zero-option proposed for the Middle East: namely, Iran would not be permitted to have nukes, and in exchange, Israel would destroy all of its nukes, and permit free international inspections to verify it.

Why has a zero-option not been proposed, do you suppose?


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