Israel: Report Shows Iran 'Closer Than Ever' to Nuclear Weapon

Israel warns that Iran is "closer than ever" to building a nuclear weapon based on a U.N. report that shows Iran is installing "next-generation equipment at one of its main nuclear plants."

On Feb. 21, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the report "proves Iran is continuing to rapidly advance to the red line that the prime minster drew during his [September] speech in the United Nations." 

During that speech, Netanyahu called for a "clear red line" to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. 

At that time, he said Iran already had "70 percent of the necessary uranium enrichment for a bomb." Now, in light of the UN report, his office says "Iran is closer than ever to obtaining enriched material for a nuclear bomb." 

Israel believes Iran's pursuit of a nuclear must be stopped "at any cost," and will not rule out military action as an option. 


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