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Israel possesses at least 300 nuclear warheads: Jimmy Carter

Source: Tehran Times

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says that Israel has at least 300 nuclear warheads which is far more dangerous than estimates that are being hypothetically made about Iran's potential access to nuclear weapons.

"Well, you know, if they [Iran] got one nuclear weapon, Israel has, what, 300 or more, nobody knows exactly how many," Carter told MSNBC in an interview earlier this week.

The veteran U.S. politician said that the United States should not launch an attack on Iran over its disputed nuclear program even in the event the country succeeded in building a nuclear bomb.

Carter also commented on former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's suggestion that Israel could attack Iran unilaterally and said, "I never have felt that Israel had a capability militarily to go 1,200 miles or more and bomb Iran effectively and then return back to Israel."

"The only country on earth that has that capability would be the United States, and I don't believe it's appropriate for the United States to bomb Iran over this issue," he added.

Tehran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes but the U. S. and its Western allies believe the Islamic Republic could use the technology for military purposes.

Iran and the P5+1 powers - Britain, France, China, Russia, Germany and the United States - are in talks to resolve the longstanding dispute over Tehran's nuclear program.

The P5+1 group is offering to remove years-old sanctions if Tehran agrees to limits on its nuclear activities.

Israel is the sole country in the Middle East believed to have nuclear weapons.

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