Israeli general: Iran bomb can still be stopped

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Iran has the tools to complete a nuclear bomb but can still be stopped, Israel’s military intelligence chief said.

Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Wednesday that Iran is working on its nuclear capability slowly so that it does not alarm the international community.

"The Iranian threat is a threat to world order, not just to Israel. That is why we must present the world with incriminating evidence of their real intentions," Yadlin said. "The right combination of diplomacy and carrot-and-stick policy can change the behavior of the regime in Tehran."

He said Iran is enriching uranium under the guise of needing it for civilian purposes.

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