Iran could have nuclear weapon within 1 to 2 years: French minister

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EU foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting today to seek ways to calm Iran tensions.

By Reuters

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Published: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 10:31 AM

Last updated: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 12:34 PM

Iran could have nuclear weapons in one to two years if the country carries on violating the 2015 nuclear accord, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday.
"If they continue with unravelling the Vienna agreement, then yes, within a fairly short period of time, between one and two years, they could have access to a nuclear weapon, which is not an option", Le Drian said on RTL radio.
EU foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Friday to seek ways to guide the United States and Iran away from confrontation, knowing that a miscalculation on either side could leave the bloc facing a war and a serious nuclear proliferation crisis on its doorstep.


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