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National Security Official Warns About Iran’s Plans to Test Nuclear Weapons

In a stark warning, a former senior director of the National Security Council has raised concerns that Iran could be on the brink of testing one or more nuclear weapons before the close of 2024. 

Predictions Delivered at Recent Event

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Robert Greenway, now serving as a national security senior adviser at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, delivered these ominous predictions during a recent appearance on Life, Liberty & Levin. 

Inadequacy of International Efforts 

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Greenway’s assessment underscores the growing urgency surrounding Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the perceived inadequacy of international efforts to curb its progress.

Sanctions Fall-Short 

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During his interview on the program, Greenway criticized what he perceives as a lack of robust enforcement of sanctions against Iran by the Biden administration. 

Tehran Advancements Towards Nuclear Armament

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He expressed apprehension that the Raisi regime in Tehran is steadily advancing towards its goal of nuclear armament, asserting that they are “a hair’s breadth away” from achieving this milestone. 

Greenway’s remarks highlight the pressing need for proactive measures to address the escalating nuclear threat posed by Iran.

Urge to Sound the Alarm

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Host Mark Levin echoed Greenway’s sentiments, urging both the media and federal authorities to sound the alarm on Iran’s nuclear advancements. 

Levin emphasized the gravity of the situation, warning that failure to respond adequately could have dire consequences. 

Attention Drawn to Iran’s Nuclear Potential 

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Drawing attention to Iran’s potential capacity to produce multiple nuclear weapons, Levin underscored the urgency of addressing the fusion of Iranian nuclear capabilities with intercontinental ballistic missile technology.

Lack of Action Expressed 

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“We’re going to wake up one day [and say] ‘Oh my God, they have seven nuclear missiles.’ I’m not hearing a thing from the White House,” Levin lamented, highlighting what he perceives as a concerning lack of action from the administration. 

Pattern of Behavior 

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He criticized what he sees as a pattern of behavior that is overly accommodating to Iran while neglecting the security interests of the United States and its allies, particularly Israel.

Potential Reach Expanded 

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Greenway expanded on the potential reach of Iranian nuclear weapons, suggesting that Iran may possess or be developing delivery systems capable of targeting not only Israel but also parts of Europe. 

North Korean Parallel

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He emphasized the need for vigilance in light of Iran’s stated intent to utilize such weapons, drawing parallels with the actions of other nuclear-capable states like North Korea.

Report Highlights Evolving Regional Dynamics 

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In addition to the warnings from Greenway and Levin, a report from the Institute for Science and International Security highlighted the evolving regional dynamics that are fueling Iran’s nuclear ambitions. 

The report underscored the challenges faced by the United States and Israel in effectively deterring Iran’s nuclear program amidst escalating tensions in the Middle East.

Potential for Further Destabilization 

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Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant had previously sounded the alarm in May 2023, stating that Iran possessed enough enriched uranium for five nuclear bombs. 

Gallant cautioned that a nuclear-armed Iran could further destabilize an already volatile region, underscoring the urgency of addressing Iran’s nuclear aspirations.

Growing Need for Action

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As the international community grapples with the escalating nuclear threat posed by Iran, there is a growing recognition of the need for concerted action to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons. 

The stakes are high, and the window for effective intervention is narrowing.

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