compiled by Cem Ertür
21 November 2008
excerpts from ‘Bush and Olmert to meet over Iran’s nuclear ambitions‘
by Tom Baldwin, Times, 21 November 2008
President Bush is to hold White House talks with the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday after publication of a nuclear watchdog’s report this week showing that Iran may have stockpiled enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb.
The International Atomic Energy Agency believes that Iran has amassed 630kg of low enriched uranium, up from 480kg in late August.
Intelligence sources have told The Times that the prospect of Israel taking preemptive military action to knock out Iran’s nuclear facilities appears to have become significantly more likely in recent weeks. Such an operation would require at least tacit US cooperation because it would almost certainly involve Israeli warplanes flying through US-controlled airspace in Iraq.
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Military analysts: Iran ‘has enough material for atomic bomb’
by Hannah Strange, Times, 20 November 2008