Iran is “over a year or so” away from developing a nuclear weapon and the United States remains committed to preventing that from happening, President Barack Obama told a reporter in an interview aired Thursday on Israeli television.
“Right now, we think that it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually develop a nuclear weapon, but obviously we don’t want to cut it too close, and what we’re going to be doing is to continue to engage internationally with Iran,” Obama said, adding that his communication with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the topic is ongoing.
“So, what I’m consulting (on) with Bibi as I have over the last several years on this issue, my message to him is the same as before: If we can resolve it diplomatically, that’s a more lasting solution, but if not I continue to keep all options on the table,” Obama said.
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