Iran has enough uranium for five nuclear weapons, claims US thinktank
This is the kind of sensationalism that undermines credibility. After that thing about Iraq having cubic tonnes and tens of thousands of litres of bio/chem weapons. America cannot afford to take such liberties with the facts. The truth of the matter is that Iran does not have enough weapons grade uranium to build a single bomb. We have no proof that Iran has any weapons grade Uranium at all. I understand that this is a projection on the potential. But it was taking potential as gospell that lead to that huge embarassment in Iraq. It would interesting to see this same criteria applied to US Corporations that own and operate nuclear reactors. How many nuclear bombs could they make from the Uranium that goes into the reactor and how many nuclear bombs could be made from the Plutonium that comes out of the reactor? Can we pass our own test?Iran has significantly increased its output of low-enriched uranium and if it was further refined could make at at least five nuclear weapons, according to a US thinktank.
The Institute for Science and International Security, which tracks Iran's nuclear programme, made the analysis on the basis of data in the latest quarterly report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The UN watchdog's report, published on Friday, showed Iran pressing ahead with its uranium enrichment work in defiance of UN resolutions calling on it to suspend the activity.