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Modi’s visit to Janakpur and Lumbini would have highlighted the importance of modernising trans-border connectivity,s nuclear facilities? And yetIrans intentions are continuously doubted by Western powers Iran only insists in exercising its inalienable right to nuclear power for peaceful purposes given to it under the Non-Proliferation Treaty The US claim that Irans bomb will substantially improve its ability to intimidate the smalleroil-rich but militarily vulnerable states in the region is not substantiated by historical precedentas Iran has only gone for military action for defensive purposes Besideseven a nuclear-armed Iran will be unable to cow the non-nuclear Arab states if they are backed by American power The real problemargues Tehranis US hegemonic ambition Howeverthere is little public empathy for the Iranian positionat least for nowin the western-backed Gulf States With Iran selling 24 million barrels of oil a day at above $100 a barrelsanctions do not seem to hurt much Many banksunaffiliated with the USare ready to trade and so are new suppliers in many countries While the use of these circuitous routes has pushed up pricesthe money through rising energy prices offsets the costs Though Iran still publicly professes the peaceful nature of its nuclear programmemany analysts now believe thatwith such security threatsIran may be compelled to cross the nuclear threshold And if soit could be treated with some deferencelike North Korea or Pakistan With the large American military presence aroundand all options to prevent Iran going nuclear on the tableIran obviously believes its revolution remains under siege by the West This military buildup means that a slip-up by either side could have dangerous ramifications for the international communityespecially states like India and Pakistan The US calculation that the Iranian leadership will disintegrate under pressure is seriously flawed given that this is a country still going through a phase of revolutionand facing an external threat The threat of military action will only trigger Irans desire to acquire a nuclear bomb exactly what the US-led powers hope to avoid The writerformerly in the Pakistan Foreign Serviceis adjunct professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and visiting senior research fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian StudiesSingapore For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsKolkata: A major fire gutted a textile godown inside a market in Khidderpore area in southern part of the metropolis today The fire broke out on the fifth floor of the ‘Five Star Market’ adjacent to the popular ‘Fancy Market’ at about 610 am a fire department official said Representational image PTI Besides the godown six shops on the fifth and sixth floor of the market were gutted he said adding that nobody was injured as the market remained closed at that time Around 12 fire tenders were pressed into service for nearly two and half hours to douse the blaze An electrical short-circuit inside the godown might be the cause of the fire he said "It was challenging for us to fight the fire because of the congested area Hydraulic ladders and foam were used to control the fire" he said Disaster Management Group personnel from the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and a police team also rushed to the spot A portion of the adjacent road was closed and traffic controlled police said Naresh went to meet the home secretary during the public dealing hour but was told to meet the additional secretary (home).London | Published: February 14

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