Iran is 6-7 months from nuclear bomb capability: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that Iran would be on the brink of nuclear weapons capability in six to seven months, adding new urgency to his demand that President Barack Obama set a clear “red line” for Tehran in what could deepen the worst U.S.-Israeli rift in decades.

Taking his case to the American public, Netanyahu said in U.S. television interviews that by mid-2013, Iran would be 90 percent of the way toward enough enriched uranium for a bomb. He urged the United States to spell out limits that Tehran must not cross or else face military action – something Obama has refused to do.

“You have to place that red line before them now, before it’s too late,” Netanyahu told NBC’s “Meet the Press” program, saying that such a U.S. move could reduce the chances of having to attack Iran’s nuclear sites.

The unusually public dispute – coupled with Obama’s decision not to meet with Netanyahu later this month – has exposed a deep U.S.-Israeli divide and stepped up pressure on the U.S. leader in the final stretch of a tight presidential election campaign.

Reuters

  • 5thDrawer

    Maybe ‘the public’ SHOULD hear all the debates for a change … considering that it IS politics.
    That ‘red-line’ stuff is childish. How about one simple statement?
    ‘You throw a nuclear device at Israel, and we will guarantee an irradiated dessert in what was called Iran.’

  • 5thDrawer

    Maybe ‘the public’ SHOULD hear all the debates for a change … considering that it IS politics.
    That ‘red-line’ stuff is childish. How about one simple statement?
    ‘You throw a nuclear device at Israel, and we will guarantee an irradiated dessert in what was called Iran.’

    • Patience2

       Remember, ‘back to the stone age’.

  • Mahdi Kenaani

    Ya Allaaah i cant wait!!!!

    • Moe2000

       Inshallah

    • $31060015

      Once this happens, I would love to see IsraeHELL open its mouth about attacking Iran. Imagine bro they are shitting themself now from Iran, what would happen once they have nucular capability.   

      • Mahdi Kenaani

        cant even imagine that ya akhi 🙂 just sad it isnt gonna happen before x-mas, so i guess i’ve to wish something else.. however, it will do too as a Nowrooz-present

        • $31060015

          When it comes Brother, I promise you it will be like all your Eid’s have come at once.  

  • Mahdi Kenaani

    Ya Allaaah i cant wait!!!!

    • Moe2000

       Inshallah

    • $31060015

      Once this happens, I would love to see IsraeHELL open its mouth about attacking Iran. Imagine bro they are shitting themself now from Iran, what would happen once they have nucular capability.   

      • Mahdi Kenaani

        cant even imagine that ya akhi 🙂 just sad it isnt gonna happen before x-mas, so i guess i’ve to wish something else.. however, it will do too as a Nowrooz-present

        • $31060015

          When it comes Brother, I promise you it will be like all your Eid’s have come at once.  

  • Mahdi Kenaani

    Ya Allaaah i cant wait!!!!

    • Moe2000

       Inshallah

    • AntiFSA

      Once this happens, I would love to see IsraeHELL open its mouth about attacking Iran. Imagine bro they are shitting themself now from Iran, what would happen once they have nucular capability.   

      • Mahdi Kenaani

        haha i cant even imagine that ya akhi 🙂

        • AntiFSA

          When it comes Brother, I promise you it will be like all your Eid’s have come at once.  

  • MeYosemite

    There are at least many months between capabilities and having an actual functional bomb. Testing is part of developing the capabilities, and things will become obvious then. For now all that is just game of words. On the otherhand, the outcome of Syria is key that will determine the future of MEA.

  • MeYosemite

    There are at least many months between capabilities and having an actual functional bomb. Testing is part of developing the capabilities, and things will become obvious then. For now all that is just game of words. On the otherhand, the outcome of Syria is key that will determine the future of MEA.

  • MeYosemite

    There are at least many months between capabilities and having an actual functional bomb. Testing is part of developing the capabilities, and things will become obvious then. For now all that is just game of words. On the otherhand, the outcome of Syria is key that will determine the future of MEA.