Friday, April 27, 2007

Is Iran Closer to Nukes?

CBS News reported that a new intelligence report on Iran says the country is much closer to build a nuclear weapon than previously thought. According to David Martin, CBS News national security correspondent, US intelligence officials now estimate that Iran can enrich enough uranium for a single nuclear weapon in less than three years. Previously the officials had estimated it will take Iran until 2015 to become a nuclear power.

CBS quotes Pentegon officials as saying that the new report narrows the window in which Israel might launch a preemptive strike against Iran.

Prior to Iraq war, the reports had also estimated that the country could build nuclear weapons in a short order. No weapons of mass destruction, however, were ever found in Iraq.

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