Iran nuclear deal seen reducing bomb risk despite Israeli criticism




 
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Iran nuclear deal seen reducing bomb risk despite Israeli criticism
 
November 24th, 2013  
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Iran nuclear deal seen reducing bomb risk despite Israeli criticism
By Fredrik Dahl GENEVA (Reuters) - A breakthrough agreement between Iran and six world powers to restrain its nuclear program has been denounced by Israel as an "historical mistake" but should nevertheless make it significantly harder for Tehran to build any atomic bomb. By halting Iran's most sensitive enrichment of uranium and stopping other aspects of its nuclear activities from expanding, Sunday's interim accord is designed to buy time for negotiations on a final settlement of the decade-old dispute. However, Iran will for now retain thousands of centrifuges refining uranium - albeit only to concentrations far below that needed for nuclear weapons - and a stockpile that could potentially be devoted to bomb-making if processed much more. The Islamic Republic has long denied accusations that it seeks the capability to make nuclear weapons, saying it only aims to produce electricity and isotopes for medical use.




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