Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The clock is ticking - MI chief: Iran has enough nuclear material for bomb

(Haaretz).Military Intelligence Chief Amos Yadlin said Tuesday that Iran has over the last year accumulated enough materials to create a nuclear bomb and warned: "The technological clock has almost finished winding."

Speaking at The Institute for National Security Studies, Yadlin said that Iran had embarked on a "measured and sophisticated strategy for a solid nuclear infrastructure, by spreading out in facilities both overt and covert, while simultaneously developing a military capability that would allow a breakthrough when it so decides."

According to Yadlin, there are three clocks now ticking with regard to Iran's contentious nuclear program - those of technology, diplomacy, and of the stability of the Islamic regime. Technologically, said Yadlin, time was almost up.