June 11, 2013
Iran is working round the clock to enlarge its nuclear infrastructure
with the eventual aim of developing an industry capable of building up
to 30 bombs a year, an Israeli minister charged on Monday.
Speaking to reporters in Jerusalem, Intelligence Minister Yuval
Steinitz said Tehran was “very close” to crossing the red line laid out
by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last year.
But he said it was biding its time and building uranium-enrichment
facilities before making the final push for weapons-grade material.
“The Iranians are getting very close now to the red line… They have
close to 200 kilos — 190 kilos (418 pounds) — of 20 percent enriched
uranium,” Steinitz said.
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