Obama says Iran a year or more away from nuclear weapon capability -AP

Reuters

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The United States believesIran is a year or a more away from being able to produce anuclear weapon, President Barack Obama said in an interviewreleased on Saturday by the Associated Press, describing theestimate as "conservative."

"Our assessment continues to be a year or more away, and infact actually our estimate is probably more conservative thanthe estimates of Israeli intelligence services," Obama said inreply to a question about the U.S. intelligence assessment onIran's timetable for nuclear weapons.

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