In an interview for this morning's Daily Telegraph, John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the United Nations, has called for the use of force to stop Iran becoming a nuclear power if other tough measures fail. Here is the key quote:
"It's been conclusively proven Iran is not going to be talked out of its nuclear programme. So to stop them from doing it, we have to massively increase the pressure. If we can't get enough other countries to come along with us to do that, then we've got to go with regime change by bolstering opposition groups and the like, because that's the circumstance most likely for an Iranian government to decide that it's safer not to pursue nuclear weapons than to continue to do so. And if all else fails, if the choice is between a nuclear-capable Iran and the use of force, then I think we need to look at the use of force."