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Carter says Israel possesses more than 300 nuclear warheads

Israel possesses more than 300 nuclear warheads, former US President Jimmy Carter told MSNBC last week.


Carter played down Israel's ability to perform a military strike against the Iranian nuclear facilities, pointing out that only the United States can conduct such a strike.

Carter said: "It is not useful for the United States to attack Iran, even if it succeeded in producing a nuclear bomb, and I don't believe it's appropriate for the United States to bomb Iran over this issue."

Carter described demanding Iran abandon its nuclear programme as "ridiculous".

The P5+1 powers; Britain, France, China, Russia, Germany and the United States, proposed to ease sanctions imposed on Tehran if it agrees to reduce its nuclear activities to develop a nuclear weapon.

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