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April 7, 2015 11:34 am

Obama Says Iran Could Acquire Nuclear Weapon Almost Immediately After 13 Years of Deal

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President Obama said Iran could acquire a nuclear weapon almost immediately after year 13 of the agreement. Photo: Screenshot.

Associated Press – Defending an emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama said Iran would be kept a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon for more than a decade, but conceded Tuesday that the buffer period could shrink to almost nothing after 13 or more years.

Obama, whose top priority at the moment is to sell the framework deal to critics, was pushing back on the charge that the deal fails to eliminate the risk because it allows Iran to keep enriching uranium. He told NPR News that Iran will be capped for a decade at 300 kilograms – not enough to convert to a stockpile of weapons-grade material.

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