Steinitz in Paris hopes to toughen nuclear accord

Israel’s intelligence minister Yuval Steinitz said in Paris Monday that while Israel is against the nuclear deal shaping up with Iran in general, two fundamental issues need to be toughened up: The current deal, he said, would allow roughly 6,000 centrifuges to produce enriched uranium, enabling Iran to “dash to the bomb” within nine or ten months because its nuclear infrastructure would not be dismantled. The deal, morover, he said, "enables Iran to preserve capabilities and remain a threshold nuclear state.” Steinitz is meeting French officials in an attempt to “point to specific loopholes and difficulties.”.

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