Report says Iran may be one month from nuclear bomb
Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in as little as a month, according to a new analysis by one of the USA's top nuclear experts. This assessment comes as the White House invited Senate staffers to a briefing on negotiations with Iran as it tries to persuade Congress not to proceed with a bill to toughen sanctions against Iran.
The report by the Institute for Science and International Security stated, "Shortening breakout times have implications for any negotiation with Iran. An essential finding is that they are currently too short and shortening further."
David Albright, president of the institute and a former UN inspector, said the estimate means that Iran would have to eliminate more than half of its 19,000 centrifuges to extend the time it would take to build a bomb to six months.
The White House has said Iran is probably a year away from having enough enriched uranium to make a bomb. Requests for a response from the National Security Council and the State Department were not answered.
Posted by: ryuge 2013-10-25