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Iran postpones nuke ambitions

world Updated: Nov 01, 2012 00:25 IST

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Israel’s defence minister said Tuesday that the country had interpreted Iran’s conversion of some enriched uranium to fuel rods for civilian use as evidence that Iran had delayed ambitions to build a nuclear weapon.

The assertion, by defence minister Ehud Barak, amounted to the first explanation from him as to why he and PM Benjamin Netanyahu softened their position in September over the possibility of a military strike to thwart what they called Iran’s drive toward imminent nuclear weapons capability.