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Israel military chief: Iran not pursuing nuclear weapon

Posted By admin On April 25, 2012 @ 7:54 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Agence France-Presse [1]
April 25, 2012

JERUSALEM — Israel’s military chief toned down the rhetoric over Iran’s nuclear programme on Wednesday, describing the Iranian leadership as “very rational” and unlikely to take the decision to build a bomb.

Speaking to the left-leaning Haaretz newspaper, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz said Iran was systematically approaching the point at which it would be able to decide on whether to build a bomb, but had not yet made that decision.

“It still hasn’t decided yet whether to go the extra mile,” he said.

So far, Israel and Washington do not believe that Tehran has actually taken the decision to develop a nuclear bomb, a decision which would require the ability to quickly produce weapons-grade uranium.

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[1] Agence France-Presse: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/25/israel-military-chief-iran-not-pursuing-nuclear-weapon/

[2] Even Israel Admits that Iran Has Not Decided to Build a Nuclear Bomb: http://www.prisonplanet.com/even-israel-admits-that-iran-has-not-decided-to-build-a-nuclear-bomb.html

[3] Mossad chief: Nuclear Iran not necessarily existential threat to Israel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mossad-chief-nuclear-iran-not-necessarily-existential-threat-to-israel.html

[4] Israel: Iran closer than ever to nuclear bomb: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-iran-closer-than-ever-to-nuclear-bomb.html

[5] Israel has a year to destroy Iran’s nuclear programme: ex-spy chief: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-has-a-year-to-destroy-irans-nuclear-programme-ex-spy-chief.html

[6] Former Mossad chief: Israel will know before Iran begins producing nuclear weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/former-mossad-chief-israel-will-know-before-iran-begins-producing-nuclear-weapons.html

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