Iran’s nuclear ambitions could plunge the Middle East into “a new Cold War”, the UK foreign secretary has warned.
Interviewed by the Daily Telegraph, William Hague said if Iran developed nuclear weapons then “other nations across the Middle East will want to”.
Without “the safety mechanisms” of the US-USSR rivalry, Mr Hague said it would be “a disaster in world affairs”.
The West suspects Iran wants to develop nuclear weapons, but Tehran insists its programme is for energy purposes.
Mr Hague told the newspaper there was a “crisis coming down the tracks”.