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US: 'Nuclear Iran at least a year away'

Report: Ahmadinejad prepared to begin talks with Security Council.

The US has convinced Israel that Iran is at least a year away from building nuclear weapon, The New York Times reported Friday.

Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "promised to stop enriching uranium to 20 percent if a fuel supply is ensured," saying Iran was prepared to begin talks with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany on a nuclear fuel swap deal immediately, speaking in an interview published Friday in Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, AFP reported.

Israeli officials thought Iran could develop nuclear weapons within months. But Gary Samore, President Barack Obama's top adviser on nuclear issues, told the Times he thinks it would take Teheran "roughly a year" to turn low-enriched uranium into weapons-grade material.

"A year is a very long period of time," Sam

Added: Aug-20-2010 
By: knowsmuslims
Iran, Middle East
Tags: nuclear, iran, 1 year away, u.s, isreal, war
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