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Analysis: Time running out on Iran, but Israel hopes tide will turn

jp 09-16-09-As 2009 comes to an end, IDF Military Intelligence is in the final stages of completing its strategic assessment for next year and again, as in recent years, the Iranian nuclear threat features prominently on its list of threats.

The coming year could be crucial for the IDF. According to recent reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has already obtained sufficient quantities of low-enriched uranium to create enough high-enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb. Predictions are that if Iran continues to enrich uranium at its current pace it will have enough low-enriched uranium for 2 to 3 bombs sometime next year.

For this to happen Iran would have to raise its enrichment levels, a move that would be detected by the IAEA, which has cameras inside the Natanz enrichment facility. If and when this happens, the clock will start ticking and the world will have


Added: Sep-16-2009 
By: knowsmuslims
Iran, Middle East
Tags: middle east.iran, israel, security
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