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Obama: Iran could get bomb material within ‘months’ after deal | TheHill

Obama: Iran could get bomb material within ‘months’ after deal | TheHill

President Obama defended his landmark nuclear deal with Iran, but conceded the time it takes Tehran to acquire the material to build a bomb would shrink to “a matter of months” as the agreement expires.

Obama sought to push back against critics who argue the deal should be abandoned because it does not permanently cut off Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon. Critics say some of the strictest limits on Iran’s nuclear program go away after 15 years.

Asked by NPR’s Steve Inskeep what Iran’s “breakout time” will be 15 years from now, Obama said “it shrinks back down to roughly where it is now … which is a matter of months.” But Obama said that was no reason to reject the 15 years of limits on Iran’s program under the deal.

Source: Obama: Iran could get bomb material within ‘months’ after deal | TheHill