Blinken: Iran may reach ‘breakout time’ of weeks if it keeps breaching nuke deal

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns the amount of “breakout time” that Iran needs to assemble an atomic bomb could be reduced to just weeks if Tehran keeps violating the 2015 accord limiting its nuclear program.

Speaking with members of Congress, Blinken says its unclear if Iran is “willing and prepared” to come back into compliance with the agreement, as talks continue for the United States to rejoin the deal.

“Meanwhile, its program is galloping forward…. The longer this goes on, the more the breakout time gets down… it’s now down, by public reports, to a few months at best. And if this continues, it will get down to a matter of weeks,” Blinken is quoted saying by Reuters.

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