Biden priority is dealing with Iran's growing fissile material stockpile: Sullivan

January 29, 2021 12:11 PM EST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A critical early priority for the Biden administration is to deal with an escalating crisis with Iran as Tehran gets closer to having enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Friday.

"From our perspective, a critical early priority has to be to deal with what is an escalating nuclear crisis as they (Iran) move closer and closer to having enough fissile material for a weapon," Sullivan told an online program sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace.

(Reporting by Jonathan Landay and Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)



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