Iran and the bomb

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The editorial "Iran nukes: U.S. must not go to war" (Our View, Sept. 7) implies that it's OK for Iran to have nuclear weapons.

Iran is not a stable country. A year ago, it had huge civil unrest. It is run by radical Islamists. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said: "This regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time."

However, I agree with the editorial that it is unlikely that Iran would launch nuclear weapons against Israel, for Israel would respond with nukes and completely destroy Iran. Nevertheless, I worry about to whom Iran may give a nuclear weapon.

If Iran secretly gave a nuclear weapon to a terrorist group that used it on the United States or one of its allies, who would we attack? Iran would of course deny that it was from them, and we could do nothing to retaliate.

An Iran with nuke capabilities is very dangerous.

Brent William

Salt Lake City