Atul Aneja, the Hindu | October 13, 2008
Recent developments have greatly reduced the chances of a war against Iran. ++ Washington had planned to conduct air strikes against Iran from Georgian soil. ++ Russian intervention makes it impossible, which has “strengthened Iran’s hand.” ++ Russia undermined US efforts to impose new sanctions against Tehran during the Security Council’s meeting last month. ++ The fact that Americans are now preoccupied with the financial crisis and presidential elections make an intervention in Iran even less probable in the near future.