How the Iran nuclear deal works... and what ending it could mean

How the Iran nuclear deal works... and what ending it could mean

In the absence of the deal, nuclear weapons analysts believe Iran could build a nuclear weapon in less than a year, accelerating the prospect of a conflict involving Iran, the US and Israel

The Iran nuclear deal could be summed up with the proverb that half a loaf is better than no bread. It postponed, rather than eliminated, the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapons programme. But in the absence of the deal, nuclear weapons analysts believe Iran could build a nuclear weapon in less than a year, accelerating the prospect of a conflict involving Iran, the US and Israel.

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