PHOENIX (AP) -- Solitary action by the United States against Iraq could lead to World War III, former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite says.
"I see a great danger if we go it alone or with Great Britain as our only ally," Cronkite said at a news conference Thursday.
Cronkite said he believes if the United States fails to unite world opinion before going to war with Iraq, the result will be an Arab world united against the United States.
One scenario could be an overthrow of the Pakistani government by factions already angered about the country's cooperation with the United States in removing the Taliban from power in Afghanistan, he said.
Another possibility could be China taking advantage of the situation to strengthen military and economic ties to the Middle East at the expense of the United States, according to the 85-year-old Cronkite, who was the anchor of the CBS Evening News from 1962-81.
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