Obama: If Iran tries to develop nukes under deal, US ‘will have more insight’ and will be able to act

US President Barack Obama says in an interview with NPR that the nuclear deal with Iran would “purchase” for the US assurances that Iran cannot break out to a bomb within less than a year.

His main concern, however, is that “in year 13, 14, 15, they have advanced centrifuges that enrich uranium fairly rapidly, and at that point the breakout times would have shrunk almost down to zero,” adds Obama.

By that time, however, “we will have much better ideas about what it is that their program involves. We will have much more insight into their capabilities.

“The option of a future president to take action if, in fact, they try to obtain a nuclear weapon,” Obama continues, would be “undiminished.”

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