The time to do something (if something is, indeed, to be done) about Iran's fervid pursuit of nukes may be rapidly approaching.
For a very long time now, the West has preferred to kick the can down the road, and pretend that it might be able to affect an end to Iran's nuclear ambitions through mere diplomacy and sanctions. No confrontation needed. (At least, so the theory goes.)
But that may be about to change. And very soon.
From France 24
Iran is "closer than ever" to the ability to build a nuclear bomb, Israel said on Thursday, as a new UN report said Tehran has begun installing next-generation equipment at one of its main nuclear plants.
The International Atomic Energy Agency's report said Iran started installing new and advanced centrifuges at Natanz, which would enable it to speed up the enrichment of uranium.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said the report was "severe," and "proves Iran is continuing to rapidly advance to the red line that the prime minister drew at his speech in the United Nations."
"Iran is closer than ever today to obtaining enriched material for a nuclear bomb," the statement read.
In a September address to the UN General Assembly, Netanyahu called for a "clear red line" to stop Iran getting a nuclear bomb.
Here is a link to the full article: Israel: Iran closer than ever to nuclear bomb - FRANCE 24