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Corrected (Official) White House worried Iran could develop nuclear weapon in weeks

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds daily press briefing
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds daily press briefing at the White House in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – (White House corrects to show that Psaki was referring to the time it would take to obtain sufficient fissile material for one nuclear bomb and not the production of an actual nuclear weapon)

The White House is worried Iran could develop a nuclear weapon in weeks, press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday, after Secretary of State Antony Blinken noted earlier in the day the country has accelerated its nuclear program.

“Yes it definitely worries us,” Psaki said.

The White House clarified on Wednesday that although Psaki responded to a question about nuclear weapons, she was referring to the breakout time, which is the time it would take to obtain sufficient fissile material for one nuclear bomb, and was not referring to the production of an actual nuclear weapon.

(Reporting by Nandita Bose in Washington; Editing by Chris Reese)

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