Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert claims that Iran has gathered all the necessary equipment and technical knowledge to build an atomic bomb.
Olmert, at a meeting with US democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, warned against a nuclear Iran and called for measures to halt Iran’s nuclear activities, QANA reported.
the Israeli prime minister claimed that the Islamic Republic would produce its first nuclear bomb by next year, unless world powers stop the country’s nuclear program.
Tehran, however, insists its nuclear program is directed at generating electricity for a growing population and that as a signatory to the nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) it is entitled to uranium enrichment.
Israel recently flexed military muscle in war games for a possible confrontation with Iran, bolstering up its warmongering rhetoric against the country.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), on the other hand, test-fired a number of highly advanced long- and medium-ranged missiles with improved accuracy, in response to the growing threats from Israel and the US.
Iran’s Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar, however, said that Iran’s “missiles will not be used to threaten any country; they are only intended for those who dare attack Iran.”