Israel Says Iran Months Away From Nuke Bomb Milestone
Israeli intelligence suggests that Iran will have enough enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb by the end of this year after the country decided to ignore restrictions imposed by the 2015 nuclear deal.
Haaretz reports that the Israeli Defense Forces estimate that Tehran will need an additional two years to develop a missile that is able to carry a nuclear warhead. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, had Iran agree to limit its enrichment capacity, the level of enrichment, and its stock of enriched material. However, President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the agreement in May 2018 and its recent killing of an Iranian general has led the country to renew its enrichment efforts.