15 March 2013

Obama: Iran 'Year or So Away From Nuclear Weapon', US Will 'Use All Options'

While we are enjoying the diversion of watching Carl Levin go through the JPM witnesses like a wrecking ball, this particular story caught my eye.

As a reminder, Matt Taibbi is live-blogging the JPM testimony event and is providing colorful commentary. 

But meanwhile, the world muddles on...

ABC News
Obama: Iran a Year Away From Nuclear Weapon
By Devin Dwyer
March 15, 2013

In an interview with Israeli TV ahead of his visit to the region next week, President Obama says he believes Iran is "over a year or so" away from being able to develop a nuclear weapon and that the U.S. will use "all options" to stop it.

"Right now, we think it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually develop a nuclear weapon, but obviously we don't want to cut it too close," Obama told Israeli Channel 2.

"They are not yet at the point I think where they've made a fundamental decision to get right with the international community," he said, "but I do think that they're recognizing that there's a severe cost for them to continue on the path that they're on and that there's another door open."

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