Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is determined to prevent Iran from fielding nuclear weapons, but warned in an interview with German newspaper Bild that the Islamic Republic already possesses enough low-enriched uranium for five atomic bombs.
From the moment it decides to do so, Iran would need only weeks to further enrich that uranium to weapons-grade material.
And, Netanyahu noted, Iran has already built intercontinental missiles capable of delivering its new weapons to Israel, Germany and the rest of Europe.
With the threat so severe and so imminent, Netanyahu vowed to go down in history as a leader "who did everything possible to protect the Jewish people and prevent a repeat of the horrors of the past," despite what others might think of him at present.
Regarding the deal being discussed by Western leaders in Geneva that would allow Iran to keep its uranium enrichment centrifuges, Netanyahu said this is "a terrible historical mistake."