On September 26, the Swiss paper Neue Zürcher Zeitung wrote:
“Iran will get the bomb. And under certain circumstances this scenario would in fact be less menacing for the international community than feared. The American author Kenneth Waltz argues that the Iranian nuclear bomb would create a balance of power and hence stability in the region. The nuclear power Israel would be confronted with a nuclear opponent, neutralising the structural disbalance in the region. Consequently, Iran would become more defensive….
“Clearly, sanctions won’t dissuade Iran from its nuclear programme. Through cunning tricks, the regime in Tehran now has the advantage. The upshot: in the medium term the international community of states must accept the idea of an Iran armed with a nuclear weapon.”