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U.S. General Warns Iran Could Have Nuke 'In 3-5 Years'

A senior U.S. military official has told AFP that Iran could make enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb in one year but would likely not have the know-how to build such a weapon for between three and five years.

General James Cartwright, the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, reportedly made his remarks before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington.

He also told lawmakers that he was making "an historical estimate" not specific to Iran, AFP reported.