Israel: Iran could have nukes this year

Thursday, May 01, 2008 |  by Staff Writer

Israeli Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz warned on Wednesday that, according to an updated Israeli intelligence assessment, Iran may be able to build a nuclear weapon by the end of this year.

Speaking at Yale University on the eve of Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day, Mofaz, a former Israeli army chief, said that Israel's greatest modern existential threat was about to acquire the teeth needed to fulfill its dream of finishing Hitler's work.

Iran is believed to have overcome technical difficulties that had previously put the date for its acquisition of nuclear weapons sometime in 2010.

In related news, an annual US State Department report on international terrorism released on Wednesday again listed Iran as the world's top state sponsor of terror.

In addition to aiding and training terror groups active in Afghanistan and Iraq, Iran is today the leading benefactor of most Palestinian terror groups, as well as Lebanon's Hizballah terrorist militia.

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