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  1. Robert Moore

Israeli PM believes Iran can arm nuclear bomb in nine months

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long argued that a nuclear armed Iran would be an existential threat to Israel.

Today he said it would pose exactly the same risk as al-Qaeda would do if it was armed with a nuclear device.

Where western intelligence disagrees is with Netanyahu's analysis of the timeline. He talked about perhaps nine months.The CIA and other western intelligence agencies believe there is an 18-month window before Iran reaches the point of no return on its nuclear weapons program.