Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Israel: Iran will soon have two nuclear bombs

Israel's military intelligence chief says Iran possesses enough enriched uranium to build one nuclear bomb and will soon have enough to produce a second.

Maj-Gen Amos Yadlin's statement, made in closed door testimony to parliament's foreign affairs and defence committee, is consistent with previous assessments from both the CIA and the UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The statement is significant because Israel has not ruled out a military strike to try to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

Israel, like the West, does not believe Tehran's claims that it is developing nuclear technology to produce energy.