The Iran deal cuts the risk of another Mideast war

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Author(s) The Star-Ledger editorial board
Source The Star-Ledger
Date July 15, 2015
Quotes-start.png The only realistic alternative would be to launch air strikes at Iran's nuclear sites, a potential disaster. Iran has more than 70 such sites, many of them in urban areas, and some of them buried underground. So an attack would not be surgical or quick. Military officials say it would take weeks of repeated poundings, with unavoidable civilian deaths. A bipartisan group of senior American military and diplomatic officials studied the consequences and warned that it would set back Iran's nuclear program by only a few years, while hardening its resolve to build weapons. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Plan is beneficial on the topic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.