Mossad chief thinks UN sanctions can delay Iran nuclear development
If there is no "extreme" interference, and the Iranians continue with their enrichment program, they will reach a stage of nuclear independent technological ability within a number of months, Israel's Mossad Chief Meir Dagan said Tuesday.
“An Iranian strategic decision to reach nuclear independence exists. The fear is that they continue and succeed in reaching fissionable material,” Dagan said, according to Ynetnews. “They won't stop when they reach the level which would supply one bomb, but will continue and create more fissionable material."
The Mossad head added that "there is much importance in bringing the matter in front of the UN Security Council, which will impose economic sanctions on Iran. Forty percent of Iran's fuel needs are imported, and sanctions like these would be very significant."
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