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  • Israeli intelligence chief: Iran can build nuclear bomb within a year

    June 9, 2014 | 10:41 am

    Iran has the capability to build a nuclear bomb in less than a year, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said.

    Steinitz, speaking about Iran’s nuclear program at the Herzliya Conference on Monday, urged world powers to demand that Iran dismantle its nuclear program as...

  • U.S. suckers on the loose

    By David Suissa

    November 20, 2013 | 3:38 pm

    When I see the earnest and eager John Kerry globe-trotting the world in his sharp business suits trying to convince mullahs not to build a nuclear bomb, I can’t help but have these politically incorrect thoughts that are loaded with stereotypes.

    The most obvious stereotype is...

  • Report: Iran weeks away from nuke

    October 25, 2013 | 9:19 am

    Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in as little as a month, according to a new estimate by a top American think tank.

    “Today, Iran could break out most quickly using a three-step process with its installed centrifuges and its low-enriched...

  • Adelson: Nuke Iran to get it to talk business

    October 24, 2013 | 9:27 am

    Sheldon Adelson, a top backer of Republican and right-wing pro-Israel causes, advocated bombing Iran with a nuclear device as a means of negotiation.

    “You pick up your cell phone and you call somewhere in Nebraska and you say ‘OK, let it go,’ and so there’s an atomic weapon goes...

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  • Iran, world powers meet in Kazakhstan on Islamic Republic’s nuclear program

    February 26, 2013 | 7:28 am

    Iran and six world powers are meeting for talks on Iran's nuclear program.

    The talks began Tuesday in Kazakhstan. It is the first negotiations to be held in nearly eight months. The world powers are made up of Germany and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security...

  • For Netanyahu, N. Korea nuclear test offers lesson on Iran

    February 19, 2013 | 12:44 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointed on Monday to North Korea's latest nuclear test as proof the world must keep up pressure on Iran to prevent it acquiring atomic weapons.

    In a speech to a gathering of international Jewish leaders, Netanyahu said sanctions alone...

  • Officials worry over uranium stockpile in Syria

    January 9, 2013 | 10:56 am

    Officials are concerned that a stockpile of unenriched uranium in Syria, enough to make five nuclear bombs, could fall into the hands of Iran.

    The 50 metric tons of unenriched uranium are believed to be left over from the Syrian nuclear program, according to the Financial Times. ...

  • Obama faces tough call on Iran oil sanctions

    October 22, 2012 | 3:58 pm

    Just weeks after the election, President Barack Obama will be faced with a pivotal decision on oil sanctions on Iran, in which he will have to balance the need to stay tough on Tehran without pushing oil prices too high.

    In considering whether to extend a new series of six-month...

  • U.S. should heed call for a clear Iranian red line

    October 2, 2012 | 9:23 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a persuasive case at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday for a clear red line to ward off Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Time is running out and the United States should listen to the Israeli leader and draw a clear line for...
  • Panetta hopes Gantz is ‘correct’ on Iran assessment

    April 27, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Leon Panetta, the U.S. defense secretary, said he hoped Israel’s top soldier was “correct” in assessing that the Iranian regime was rational.

    “I would hope he’s correct and he knows something more that I do,” Panetta was quoted as saying Thursday by AFP, the French news service,...

  • Panetta: It would take Iran one year to make nuclear bomb

    January 30, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said it would take Iran approximately one year to build a nuclear bomb.

    “The consensus is that if they decided to do it, it would probably take them about a year to be able to produce a bomb and then possibly another one to two years in order to put...

  • A mindless week

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 22, 2012 | 12:19 am

    Last week was one of those times when it appeared that the human race is losing its collective marbles.

    The Republican primary debates were weird enough, followed by the tragicomedy of Captain Francesco Schettino of the jolly cruise ship Costa Concordia, who reportedly and...

  • Dump Iranian minister, German foundation told

    November 28, 2011 | 11:26 am

    Iran critics are calling on a German foundation to cut ties with a board of trustees member who has called for Israel’s destruction.

    The Stop the Bomb campaign has called for the ouster of Mostafa Dolyata, Iran’s acting vice minister, from the board of the Schloss Neuhardenberg...

  • UN nuclear chief says he “must alert world” about Iran

    November 17, 2011 | 7:47 am

    The U.N. nuclear chief said on Thursday it was his duty to “alert the world” about suspected work in Iran to develop atomic bombs, and major powers prepared to intensify the pressure on the Islamic state.

    International Atomic Energy Agency head Yukiya Amano stressed the need for...

  • UN: Iran worked on nuclear bomb design

    November 8, 2011 | 2:40 pm

    Iran appears to have worked on designing an atomic bomb and may still be conducting relevant research, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a hard-hitting report on Tehran’s nuclear program likely to raise tensions in the Middle East.

    Citing what it called “credible” information from...

  • How close is Iran to the bomb? Depends who you ask

    September 28, 2011 | 9:46 am

    Either Iran could build a nuclear bomb in a matter of months or it is unlikely to get such a weapon any time soon—depending on which Western expert you talk to.

    The differing estimates show the difficulty in trying to assess how long it could take Iran to convert its growing uranium...

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