US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today said at a televised town-hall meeting in Abu Dhabi that Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon has been delayed by sanctions.
“Iran has had technological problems which have made it slow down its timetable,” Clinton said. “The sanctions are working and their program, from our best estimate, has been slowed down,” she added.
Clinton did not offer any details of the problems the Iranians were facing with their program. Her comments echoed the remarks last week of the outgoing head of Israeli intelligence service that Iran would not be able to make a bomb until 2015 because of the “measures deployed against them.”
Iran is believed to have trouble getting materials to make the advanced types of centrifuges and its computer systems at its uranium enrichment facility are believed to have been sabotaged causing glitches in the operation of the existing centrifuges.