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July 15, 2013 12:11 pm

U.S. Fears Iran Will Develop Nuclear Bomb ‘Under the Radar’

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Natanz Nuclear Facility in Iran. Photo: Hamed Saber. – The United States is concerned that Iran would somehow be able to deceive the West and develop a nuclear weapon “under the radar,” and it is no longer certain that it would be able to learn of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s intentions to that effect ahead of time, Israel Hayom reported Sunday.

Despite the West’s attempts to carefully monitor Iran’s nuclear progress, a senior Western source told Israel Hayom that Tehran’s accelerated uranium enrichment efforts and the fact that it has multiple secret enrichment sites were cause for concern.

The U.S., the source said, is “very concerned for Israel and its other allies in the Middle East.”

Israel, for its part, is concerned that Iran will use the nuclear negotiations to mask its attempt to reach military-grade nuclear capabilities, and Israeli and American officials are trying to devise ways to affect the next round of talks with Tehran, which have been tentatively set for September.

“One month after the Iranian elections, Tehran is showing no signs of tempering its nuclear ambitions,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during his Sunday cabinet meeting.

“We believe that now, more than ever, in light of Iran’s nuclear progress it is important to intensify the economic sanctions imposed on it and put in place a credible military option,” he said.

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  • George Hulme

    How come Israel is allowed nukes but Iran isn’t?

    • RP

      Because Iran’s leaders threaten to wipe out an entire sovereign country of the face of the planet in the United Nations, of all places.

    • judorebbe

      Because Israel is surrounded by rabid jihadists who are sworn to her destruction. Somehow, I don’t think that Israel wants a war in which it is outnumbered 100 to 1 … Although they may have no other choice but to fight such a war for their very survival – but not by their choice.

    • DJ

      The answer is very easy. Israel is run by rational people (otherwise they would already have used their nukes in the numerous wars that have been made on them), Iran is run by religious nut cases who will commit mass murder at the drop of a hat.