November 01, 2012

 

Israel Says Iran Has Pulled Back From the Brink of Nuclear Weapon - For Now

David Blair | Daily Telegraph

Ehud Barak

An immediate crisis was avoided in the summer when Iran quietly chose to use over a third of its medium-enriched uranium for civilian purposes, delaying the moment when it could have built a nuclear bomb. Without this decision, Mr Barak told The Daily Telegraph, the situation would "probably" have peaked before the US presidential election.

In the event, Iran delayed the "moment of truth" by "eight to 10 months," but Mr Barak predicted that sanctions and diplomacy would still fail to resolve the stand-off.  Full Article



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