In a rare public speech, Israel’s military intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin said today Iran was close to a "technological breakthrough" that would enable it to build nuclear weapons [AP, 15 December].
Gen. Yaldin said Iran had enough nuclear material for a warhead and was close to being able to build one.
Yaldin’s comments are the latest examples of a possible run-up to a military conflict with Iran. Yesterday, the Times reported that Iran was experimenting with neutron initiators, a necessary step to build a nuclear weapon.
Iran has denied reports that its nuclear program is aimed at building the bomb.