An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday it had information about what it said was a center for nuclear weaponisation research in Tehran that the government was moving to avoid detection ahead of negotiations with world powers.
A senior State Department official on Thursday urged members of Congress to hold off on sanctioning Iran while the Obama administration attempts to court the rogue regime, according to testimony offered before the Senate.
In his latest warning about Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Iran was working on intercontinental ballistic missiles that could one day hit the United States.
Iran could successfully assemble a nuclear weapon in “a matter of months, not years,” according to Israel’s Deputy Minister of Defense, Danny Danon.
The red line drawn by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding Iran’s nuclear program has been rendered obsolete by technology, according to Israeli officials who are pushing for a concerted new effort to block Iran’s possible acquisition of nuclear weapons.
Israel’s intelligence minister, Yuval Steinitz, said in a recent interview that Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani “plans to charm his way to a nuclear weapon.”
A top Iranian military commander said that President Barack Obama will “see the return of the U.S. soldiers’ corpses” should he decide to launch a military strike on Tehran’s disputed nuclear sites, according to regional media reports.