If you’ve been taking the US and Britain’s recent pronouncements on Iran seriously, you’re probably just about ready to stock up on canned food and start digging a fallout shelter in your back garden.
Secret underground nuclear facilities? Breaches of non-proliferation rules? Dark hints of military action to stop the mad mullahs from a crazed attack on Israel?
To listen to Barack Obama and Gordon Brown, you’d think the world was plunging into a new cold war.