Dore Gold, former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, told the Jerusalem Conference on Tuesday of the non-ballistic implications of a nuclear Iran.
Two-term United States Senator Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), who made nationwide news in the U.S. on Monday when he announced he would not run for re-election, also addressed the Conference, via video [below].
Gold said that when people think of a nuclear Iran, “They usually think of missiles – first hitting the Middle East, then reaching Europe, and later even the United States. But Iran is the world’s biggest exporter of terrorism and subversion in the world; what will happen when all this is carried out with a nuclear umbrella?”
He noted that the United States was able to respond to the 9/11 attacks by removing the Taliban from power – but asked, “Will it be able to do the same when the terrorism is supported by a nuclear power?” In short, he believes that the balance of power in the world will be changed if Iran acquires nuclear capabilities. Watch his speech below.
Watch Senator Evan Bayh's address to the Jerusalem Conference: