Iran Risks Nuclear Cold War — The Telegraph Iran’s pursuit of weapons of mass destruction is threatening to trigger a “new Cold War” that poses an even greater threat of nuclear conflict than the stand-off between the USSR and the West, William Hague warns. Dealing with the Iranian nuclear programme is a “crisis coming down the tracks” which could lead to military conflict in the Middle East, the Foreign Secretary warns. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, the Foreign Secretary says that Iran is threatening to spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle East which could be more dangerous than the original East-West Cold War as there are not the same “safety mechanisms” in place. Read more …. Update : Iran’s nuclear ambitions could lead to ‘Middle East cold war’, says Hague — The Guardian My Comment : Hague is unfortunately correct. The Saudis have made it very clear on what they would do if Iran should develop just the capability (not production) of producing nuclear weapons.