June 22, 2012
Tags: Iran, nuclear weapons
Matthew 24:6 “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars…”
In spite of setbacks due to cyber-attacks, Iran has accelerated its uranium enrichment program and is close to producing enough material for a nuclear weapon within four months, according to U.S. officials.
The high level U.N. nuclear talks in Moscow with Iran produced no results and caused an indefinite pause in the formal negotiation meetings. Israel continues to show restraint but feels that military force is the only way to stop Tehran from developing and using atomic weapons.
At the Moscow U.N. meeting, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius of France spoke of “the large gap between the two sides,” and warned “sanctions will continue to be toughened” in order to pressure Tehran into a compromise concerning their nuclear ambitions.
Iran continues to spout they are not interested in nuclear weapons. Israel responds that Iran is only dragging their feet in order to create more time to work on their nuclear program. The powers that be in Jerusalem have threatened to attack the Islamic Republic as a last resort. The U.S. and its allies have agreed not to tolerate “talks about talks” just to buy more time for Iran’s developing of nuclear weapons.
Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak expressed “We hope that we’ll wake up and there will be an agreement to end the Iranian nuclear weapons program. But we are too realistic,” Barak said. “Sanctions are working better than in the past; diplomacy is more determined. But if I have to ask myself whether this will convince the ayatollahs to sit around the table and decide that the time has come to put an end to the military nuclear program, I don’t think that’s the case. They still feel there is room for maneuvering. There is still a need both to ratchet up the sanctions and to heighten significantly the demands on the Iranians that would put an end to enrichment, would take all the enriched uranium out of the country, and would close and dismantle the installation at Fordo.”
Stephen Rademaker of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. reported, “It’s clear that Iran could produce a nuclear weapon very quickly should it wish to do so.”
The report also quoted David Albright, the president of the Institute for Science and International Security. David said, “It would take Iran at least four months in order to have sufficient weapons grade uranium for a nuclear explosive device.”