IRAN WILL HAVE NUKE 'THIS YEAR': THINK TANK - New York Post Iran will "reach the point" this year where it will have enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb, according to a bombshell report by a British group. The London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies said that US intelligence estimates that Tehran halted work on its nuclear program is doubtful and that Iranian officials are eagerly working on developing nukes and other types of weapons. "During 2009, Iran will probably reach the point at which it has produced the amount of low-enriched uranium needed to make a nuclear bomb," said Mark Fitzpatrick, who serves as a senior fellow at the think tank. Tehran's continued development of long-range ballistic missiles - able to reach targets in Israel and other parts of the Middle East - are proof the Iranians are working on nuclear weapons, according to Fitzpatrick, who made the announcement today in London at the IISS's annual meeting of global military powers. In its report, the IISS also warned President Obama that the economic crisis means less money will be available for military spending and the creation of new weapons. "This means that creative diplomacy must be an ever greater component of good strategy," the report said. This comes as President Obama chose an Arabic-language satellite TV network for his first formal TV interview as president, delivering a message to the Muslim world today that "Americans are not your enemy." The interview underscored Obama's commitment to repair relations with the Muslim world that have suffered under the Bush administration. The president expressed an intention to engage the Middle East immediately and his new envoy to the region, former Sen. George J. Mitchell, was expected to arrived in Egypt today for a visit that will also take him to Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. "My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy," Obama told the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya news channel.