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Obama Kept Iran’s Short Breakout Time a Secret, by Eli Lake (BloombergView via Honest Reporting)

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Apr. 22, 2015

Eli Lake got the scoop: De-classified US documents confirm what Israel has saidtime and again: Iran is just two or three months away from enriching enough uranium to make a nuclear bomb. Moreover, the Obama administration has held this assessment for several years. What changed?

Here is the puzzling thing: When Obama began his second term in 2013, he sang a different tune. He emphasized that Iran was more than a year away from a nuclear bomb, without mentioning that his intelligence community believed it was only two to three months away from making enough fuel for one, long considered the most challenging task in building a weapon. Today Obama emphasizes that Iran is only two to three months away from acquiring enough fuel for a bomb, creating a sense of urgency for his Iran agreement.

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