April 15, 2010

On Iran and Bomb Fuel

Iran currently has the ability to produce bomb-grade fuel and according to the CIA, could hypothetically refine enough fuel for at least one nuclear weapon by the within a year. However, they will "most likely need two to five years to manufacture a workable atomic bomb."

Also, Iran has created their first batch of significantly higher-enriched uranium, from 3.5% to 20% levels. While it still falls short of the 90% mark for weaponry, it is to be noted and Iran should be kept on a close watch.


Sources:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/world/middleeast/15nuke.html
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/04/14/world/AP-ML-Iran-Nuclear.html?_r=1

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