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Blinken says Iran's breakout time 'matter of weeks,' Israel's energy minister disagrees


February 12, 2021

(JNS) — Contrary to U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken’s assessment that Iran could produce enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon in “a matter of weeks,” Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Tuesday that it would take closer to six months.

Speaking to NBC News on Sunday, Blinken said the time frame would apply if Iran continued its current violations of the nuclear deal the regime made with the world powers in 2015.

Steinitz, in a radio interview with KAN news, as reported by Reuters, disagreed, saying that the steps were taken by the Trump administration...

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