Ex-CIA chief says year too short to foil Iran

An opinion piece published in the Washington Post late Sunday warns that a full year may not be enough time to “to detect and reverse Iranian violations” and prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear bomb.

The piece carries a joint byline of Michael Hayden, who headed the CIA from 2006 to 2009, Oli Heinonen, former deputy chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Ray Takeh, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Enumerating the stages of determining Iranian violations, the authors cite past negotiations and Tehran foot-dragging with the IAEA. “In the end, a year simply may not be enough time to build an international consensus on measures to redress Iranian violations,” they conclude.

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