Yadlin: Iran Has Crossed Red Line

YERUSHALAYIM -

The world will have to wait no longer to see if Iran crosses the red line Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu set in his speech at the U.N. in September—they’ve crossed it. According to former Israeli military intelligence head Amos Yadlin, the critical stage for action has opened.

“By the summer, Iran will be a month or two away from a decision about the bomb,” Yadlin, the current director of iNSS, said at a conference in Tel Aviv, and Tehran will decide whether to build it after its presidential elections in June.

Once they reach that point, “it will be very hard to stop Iran,” Yadlin said. “If the U.S., Iran and Israel all stand behind their announcements, then we are on a collision course towards the end of the year.”

According to Yadlin, Tehran already has enough 3.5% enriched uranium for six bombs and nearly enough 20% enriched uranium for one bomb. “They have no problem reverting back what they allegedly turned to nuclear fuel. Within a week it could be turned into nuclear material for a bomb,” he warned.

Regarding the credibility of American warnings to Iran, he said: “This credibility will be achieved if the U.S. aims a precise strike to stop the Iranian nuclear program and show that it can deal with the escalation that would follow this strike.”