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Davos panel sees huge Iranian response to attack

 Prince of the Saudi Royal Family, Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday,...
 President of the Council on Foreign Relations, USA, Richard Haass speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday...

Switzerland Davos Forum

Prince of the Saudi Royal Family, Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday,...

Switzerland Davos Forum

President of the Council on Foreign Relations, USA, Richard Haass speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday...

A diverse panel from the United States, Europe and the Middle East agrees that a military strike on Iran could well spark a devastating counterattack.
Former top U.S. diplomat Richard Haass said there were no good options should diplomacy to stop Tehran's nuclear program fail. But he says that "force is a serious option."
At the debate at the World Economic Foreign, Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki al-Faisal urged the United States to instead pressure Israel to quit its own reported nukes as a way of coaxing Iran to drop its suspected weapons program as well.
Haass said there was no time for this because of the speed of Iran's program _ and rejected the assertion by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan that the program might be civilian, as Tehran claims.