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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Netanyahu: Iran needs 80 kilos of 20% enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb

Prime Minister Netanyahu had another interview with the BBC on Thursday afternoon, in which he warned that Iran is only 80 kilos of 20% enriched uranium from a nuclear weapon, that Israel has the right to defend itself, and that only military force will stop Iran. (The full interview video is available at the link). Draw your own conclusions.

A summary of the interview is here. Here are some highlights.
“It takes 250 kilos of 20% enriched uranium to manufacture a nuclear bomb. They [Iran] have gone up from 110 to 170 kilos,” Netanyahu said.
He recalled the red line that he drew on a diagram of a bomb at the United Nations in September to symbolize the point of no return in Tehran’s nuclear drive.
“They have sort of crept up, but not crossed it,” he said.
The IDF has the right to safeguard its citizens should Iran cross that line, he said and added that the United States has never questioned that right.
“Israel’s right to defend its existence is not subject to a traffic light. We do not need anyone to give us the right to prevent a new holocaust,” he said.
“It is a right that we exercise if we need to,” he told the BBC.


The threat of a North Korean nuclear strike has underscored the danger of Iran’s nuclear program, Netanyahu said.
“The entire world is paralyzed, shattered, destabilized by this rogue state [North Korea] that has nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said.
“Iran is many times fold stronger than North Korea both in GDP and aggressive tendencies and the world wide web of terror that they have,” Netanyahu said.
Tehran has armed terrorists with rockets and has the ability to shut down the world’s oil supply, he said. If they have a nuclear weapons, it would spark a nuclear arms race in the region.
“The Middle East will become a tinderbox. The threat of Iran’s getting nuclear weapons is a direct threat to the existence of Israel, but I think that it is a supreme pivot of history. It threatens the peace of the world,” Netanyahu said.
 It's coming folks. And it may be coming soon.

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