DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned Thursday that a "nuclear Iran" is "approaching" and urged relevant stakeholders to decide how to respond sooner rather than later.
"For 15 years, the permanent members of the Security Council have declared that a nuclear Iran is unacceptable, but it is approaching," the veteran former architect of U.S. foreign policy told a meeting at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF).
"I believe this point will be reached in a very foreseeable future," he said at a plenary WEF meeting chaired by Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the WEF.
"So in a few years, people will have to come to a determination of how to react, or the consequences of non-reaction," he added.
While stressing that unilateral intervention by Israel would be "a desperate last resort," Kissinger warned against Iran using the negotiations as a tool to gain time to complete their nuclear program.
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