Bronwen Maddox and Sir Nigel Sheinwald discuss Iran scenarios
As talks between Iran and the P5 + Germany went into a second day, Nick Robinson hosted a fascinating discussion last night on his Decision Time programme. “It may soon be decision time on war in the Middle East – a war which could follow an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities designed to stop any plans they might have to develop a nuclear bomb.” Nigel Sheinwald, former British Ambassador to the US, argued that the US and EU sanctions were biting. Prospect Editor Bronwen Maddox was nervous about Iran, and described a dangerous scenario in which a half successful Israeli strike precipitated an Iranian response that dragged the US into an escalating regional conflict. Radio at its best.