Iran quietly charts 2nd path to nuclear weapons (Second Coming Watch Update #421)

1. According to TIME Magazine, while talks about Iran's nuclear possibilities are ongoing, Iran has been quietly charting a second route, one that could produce fuel for a possible bomb not from highly enriched uranium but from plutonium, a product of the heavy-water reactor nearing completion in the hills outside the city of Arak, 190 miles southwest of Tehran.

2. According to the Associated Press, the UN’s health agency has said that it has confirmed 10 polio cases in northeast Syria, the first confirmed outbreak of the highly contagious disease in the country in 14 years.

3. According to CNN, as terrorism increasingly becomes a tactic of warfare, the number of attacks and fatalities soared to a record high in 2012.

4. According to The Algemeiner, following an unexpected and hurriedly arranged White House meeting on Tuesday, Jewish leaders said they “had a constructive and open exchange,” with Administration officials over efforts to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

5. According to The New York Times, President Obama is poised to order the National Security Agency to stop eavesdropping on the leaders of American allies, responding to a deepening diplomatic crisis over reports that the agency had for years targeted the cellphone of Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.

1 Peter 1:13 | J. Vernon McGee |

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