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Netanyahu's red line on Iran nuclear programme


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Netanyahu's red line on Iran nuclear programme

Israel’s prime minister has told the United Nations General Assembly a “red line” must be drawn in Iran’s efforts to enrich uranium.

And Benjamin Netanyahu used the simplest of diagrams as he insisted time was running out.

Holding up a large card depicting a cartoon-style bomb he explained Tehran had already reached second stage enrichment.

“By next spring, at most by next summer at current enrichment rates they will have finished the medium enrichment and have moved on to the final stage. From there it’s only a few months, possibly a few weeks, before they get enough enriched uranium for the first bomb,” he warned.

But Netanyahu said he was confident if the international community laid down what he described as a “clear red line” – emphasising his point by actually drawing one on the diagram – Tehran would back down.

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