Israel keeps up pressure on Iran


Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni said she has no doubt Iran is still pursuing nuclear arms.

In Brussels on Friday for a meeting with NATO officials, Livni said Iran is close to crossing a technological threshold that will allow it to produce nuclear weapons without help from outside sources.

“The time to reach a decision is near,” she said, according to reports.

Livni is in Europe to rally leaders there to keep up pressure on Iran despite the release earlier this week of a National Intelligence Estimate by the United States that found Iran halted its nuclear program in 2003. Israel says Iran is still working toward acquiring atomic weapons.

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