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Obama Says Iran a Year Away From Nuclear Weapons Capability

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Reuters – The United States believes Iran is a year or a more away from being able to produce a nuclear weapon, President Barack Obama said in an interview with the Associated Press released on Saturday, although he described the estimate as “conservative.”

“Our assessment continues to be a year or more away, and in fact, actually our estimate is probably more conservative than the estimates of Israeli intelligence services,” Obama said in reply to a question about the U.S. intelligence assessment of Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons.

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