Israel’s military intel chief: Iran capable of nukes


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Iran said it test-fired a new long-range missile, as Israel’s military intelligence chief said Iran is now capable of creating an atomic bomb.

Amos Yadlin told Israel’s Cabinet Sunday that "Iran has crossed the technological threshold. Reaching a military-grade nuclear capability is a question of synchronizing its strategy with the production of a nuclear bomb."

Yadlin said that Iran is showing an interest in talking with the West to buy time to produce a nuclear weapon.

Iranian state-run television reported Sunday that the military had test-fired a long-range missile, though the Fars News Agency said it was an anti-ship air-to-surface missile.

Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander in chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, said last week that Iranian missiles can target Israeli nuclear sites.

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