Israeli general who helped destroy Iraq, Syria nuclear plants says stopping Iran’s program is much harder

Iran is now enriching uranium at 60%, close to military grade.
The decision to increase enrichment comes after an explosion at a nuclear site in Natanz. Iran has blamed Israel for the attack.
Talks aimed at reviving the nuclear deal between Iran, the U.S. and other powers were held in Vienna this week.
Israel is not a party to the talks, but is watching them closely and has vowed to destroy Iran’s nuclear program if all else fails.
Gen. Amos Yadlin, former head of Israeli military intelligence, tells CNBC that stopping Iran will be tougher than past efforts against Iraq and Syria.
As Iran boosts uranium enrichment to 60%, a short jump to military grade at 90%, world powers are trying to coax the Islamic Republic to take a pause.

Meetings designed to return both Iran and the United States to a form of the nuclear deal signed in 2015, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, restarted in Austria this week.

While Israel is not a part of the talks, it is a main player in the drama that could quickly escalate.

Israel, along with its Arab allies including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia want the U.S. to increase the pressure on Iran by strengthening the JCPOA to include terrorism, missile development and what they call “Iran’s expansionism” throughout the Middle East.

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