WASHINGTON — The United States has persuaded Israel that Iran would take one year or longer to build a nuclear weapon, dimming the prospects of a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, The New York Times said.
“We think that they have roughly a year dash time,” President Barack Obama’s top advisor on nuclear issues Gary Samore was quoted as saying in the daily’s online edition.
By “dash time,” the official referred to the shortest time Iran would take to build a nuclear weapon, judging from its existing facilities and capacity to convert stocks of low-enriched uranium into weapons-grade material, a process known as “breakout.”
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