President Obama admitted Tuesday in a broadcast interview that his nuclear agreement with Iran only delays Iran from eventually acquiring a weapon, if that is their intent at all, which could come immediately after Year 13 of the agreement -- leaving the problem for future presidents.
Obama made the comments about Tehran's so-called "breakout time" in an interview with NPR News. The president was attempting to answer the charge that the deal framework agreed upon by the U.S., Iran, and five other nations last week fails to eliminate the risk of Iran getting a nuclear weapon because it allows Tehran to keep enriching uranium.
Obama said that Iran would be capped for a decade at 300 kilograms of uranium -- not enough to convert to a stockpile of weapons-grade material.
"What is a more relevant fear would be that in Year 13, 14, 15, they have advanced centrifuges that enrich uranium fairly rapidly, and at that point, the breakout times would have shrunk almost down to zero," Obama said.
Iran insists that they will only use their nuclear program to generate much needed electricity for the nation. It has pointed out that their equipment as is won't be enough to create nuclear weapons, and the U.S allowed other nations like Israel and India to possible create nuclear weapons that could be used against Tehran.