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Israeli: Iran atomic bomb in 3 years

2010-12-29 19:36

Jerusalem - Israel's minister of strategic affairs says that technical difficulties have pushed back the Iranian timetable for producing a nuclear weapon.

Moshe Yaalon told Israel Radio on Wednesday that Iran is at least three years away from developing a nuclear bomb.

Israeli military officials have said Tehran has the expertise to build a bomb, but needs time to gather the necessary materials. Yaalon's assessment matched the outer range of past Israeli estimates of Iran's suspected weapons programme.

Yaalon, whose ministry is responsible for monitoring Iran, did not say how he reached his assessment. But in recent months Iranian nuclear scientists have been abducted and killed and a destructive computer worm has struck Iran's uranium enrichment activity.

Iran insists its nuclear programme is peaceful.

Comments
  • james4usa - 2010-12-30 00:48

    US have no money left to fight Israels wars.

  • Mundu - 2010-12-30 01:07

    Israel needs to bomb Iran back to the stoneage.

      people.3000 - 2010-12-30 02:30

      How would you feel if someone bomb YOU back to the stone age?

      unrealchris - 2010-12-30 07:43

      Isreal is one of the countries with the WORST human rights history. Just look at what they are doing to the Palestines. I say let Iran bomb Isreal back into the stoneage. Oops, sorry, thats all there is in Isreal; stones! And "But in recent months Iranian nuclear scientists have been abducted and killed and a destructive computer worm has struck Iran's uranium enrichment activity." who do you think is behind this? Argentina?, Brazil?, South Africa?, or maybe Zimbabwe? NO, its your little buddies in Isreal and the CIA!

      rammstein.f4n - 2011-01-04 16:00

      Correct. The Iranians and even Palestinians need to be sorted out once and for all.

  • Yacoob_Y - 2010-12-30 09:37

    Nukes scorecard Iran 0 Zionists 200 go figure

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