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letters | holding the line on iran

We must stand firm against nuclear threat

Regarding the dueling Oct. 9 op-eds under the overline “Should Israel have a red line on Iran?”: The headline should have been “Should the civilized world have a red line on Iran?,” and the answer is a resounding yes.

Contrary to the arguments of Seyed Hossein Mousavian (“No, here are Netanyahu’s real objectives”), former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators, the world does not agree that “Tehran . . . has not decided to build” a nuclear bomb; knowledgeable people understand that the Iranians have indeed decided to build a nuclear bomb, but have not yet finalized their timetable, as they try to lull the world until they can present the bomb as a fait accompli.

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