Following are excerpts from an interview with Kuwaiti journalist Sami Al-Nusf, which aired on Al-Rai TV on August 28, 2006.
Sami Al-Nusf: The Iranian [nuclear] dossier is more dangerous than the Israeli one, and for several reasons. First, the Iranian nuclear reactor is not on the Caspian Sea, but near the Gulf, and six countries use the water of the Gulf for drinking. If the Gulf water is contaminated, six countries will die of thirst. This is not the case with regard to Israel. The same goes for the decision-making. Even though Israel has had nuclear weapons since the 1960s... Despite the 1973 war and the Arab victory over Israel, it did not even threaten to use these weapons. Even during the missile attack on Israel in 1991, it did not threaten to use these weapons. On the other hand, we are familiar with the irrationality of the Iranian approach. Once they obtain this weapon... This was also the case with Saddam. When he obtained chemical weapons of mass destruction, he immediately used them against the Iranians and the Kurds.