Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert today said Iran could have nuclear bomb by 2010. The Israeli assessment contradicts the new US National Intelligence Estimate. The NIE report said Iran’s nuclear weapon program has remained on hold since 2003.
The Israeli estimate is based on Iran’s current capabilities to enrich uranium and develop ballistic missiles. Israel says an Iranian nuclear weapon would pose a threat to its existence. Israel has the only nuclear arsenal in the Middle East.