Spells Out Limit to Prevent Iran from Becoming A Nuclear Power
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.N. General Assembly today that the time is quickly running out to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power. He said Iran should be prevented to produce highly enriched uranium the ingredient of a nuclear weapon, a capability Iran could reach by next spring or summer. Netanyahu spelled out the conversion of medium-enriched uranium into highly enriched fuel as the red line that Iran should not be allowed to pass.
Netanyahu added that if the red line is communicated clearly to Iran, presumably by both Israel and the U.S., Iran could back down and the Iranian nuclear impasse could be resolved peacefully. He also said that Israel is discussing options with the U.S. if the Iranian program gets near the red line.
Photo credit: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu points to a red line he has drawn on a graphic of a bomb used to represent Iran’s nuclear program. U.N. General Assembly. 27 September 2012 (Reuters)