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Israel: Iran has suspended development of nuclear weapons2012-10-31 12:37
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak stated that Iran has suspended development of the atomic bomb, KM.ru reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the edition, in his interview Barak announced that Tehran has delayed the plans of immediate possession of nuclear weapons. However, the "moment of truth was only delayed for eight to ten months".
Israeli authorities have the information that Iran has allocated about a third of 20% enriched uranium for peaceful purposes.
Tel Aviv believes that Tehran fears that "Israel and the United States will hold the operation, which will not allow it to get closer" to the development nuclear weapons. Also, according to Barak, "it is possible that Iran is playing a diplomatic gambit in order not to aggravate the situation ahead of the presidential elections in the U.S. and to gain time".
According to Israel, currently Iran has 189 kg of 20% enriched uranium, which can be further enriched to a state that allows create a nuclear weapon.
Recall, in late September the U.S. President Barack Obama said at the meeting of the UN General Assembly that if Iran acquires nuclear weapons, it would be a great threat to the security of Israel and the Gulf countries.
"It will threaten to destroy Israel, to endanger the safety of the Gulf countries and the stability of the world economy. This risk of starting an arms race in the region and undermining of the NPT (Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons)", Barack Obama said.