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Steinitz says deal would leave Iran ‘weeks away’ from producing fissile material

“Reports of a deal that will allow Iran to operate 6,500 centrifuges immediately and within several years to improve uranium enrichment facilities are worrying,” says Intelligence Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz.

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz addresses the seventh Annual INSS conference in Tel Aviv, Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (photo credit: Gideon Markowicz/Flash90)
Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz addresses the seventh Annual INSS conference in Tel Aviv, Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (photo credit: Gideon Markowicz/Flash90)

“Such a deal would make Iran a nuclear threshold state, one year away from fissile material according to this interim deal and within reach of fissile material in only a few weeks within 10-12 years, sufficient for the production of several dozen nuclear weapons. We hope the powers that be in the P5+1 will prefer not to sign such an agreement,” Steinitz says.

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