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(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Iran does not have the capability to create a nuclear weapon at this point, due
to technological difficulties it has recently been facing, Deputy Prime Minister
Moshe Ya’alon told Israel Radio on Wednesday morning.
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Ya’alon, who is
also strategic affairs minister, estimated that Teheran would be capable of
creating a nuclear bomb within three years.
In addition, Ya’alon
mentioned that Jordan and Egypt, along with Israel, fear a Hamas takeover in the
According to the strategic affairs minister, the US and Europe
are straying away from the idea of unilaterally establishing a Palestinian
Addressing the recent escalation in violence along the Gaza Strip,
Ya’alon said he did not think a large-scale conflict would erupt in the area,
since Hamas had no interest in damaging its security.