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Obama to Israel TV Station: Iran “Over a Year or So” Away From Going Nuclear

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US President Barack Obama being interviewed by Channel 2's Yonit Levy Photo: Courtesy US Embassy

JPost – The US believes that right now it would take Iran “over a year or so” to develop a nuclear bomb if it decided to do so, US President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Thursday, six days before his much-anticipated trip to Israel.

In the White House interview with Channel 2’s Yonit Levy – Obama’s first shot at talking directly to the Israeli public, something widely acknowledged as one of the main purposes of his visit – the president said the US did not want to go down to the deadline with the Iranians.

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