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Iranian Atomic Work Nears Bomb Capability, U.S. Says

Posted By admin On September 9, 2009 @ 10:00 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Jonathan Tirone
Bloomberg [1]
Thursday, Sept 9th, 2009

Iran’s nuclear work is approaching a “dangerous and destabilizing” point at which the Persian Gulf country could build a bomb, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency said.

“Iran is now either very near or in possession already of sufficient low-enriched uranium to produce one nuclear weapon, if the decision were made to further enrich it to weapons grade,” Ambassador Glyn Davies said today in a statement prepared for the IAEA’s 35-member board of governors, which is meeting for a third day in Vienna.

This “moves Iran closer to a dangerous and destabilizing possible breakout capacity,” Davies added, in some of the strongest comments yet used by a U.S. official about the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program. He repeated President Barack Obama’s overtures to Iran for direct negotiations and said the administration in Washington is committed to a negotiated resolution to the international dispute over Iran’s work.

Iran, holder of the world’s No. 2 oil and natural gas reserves, is under three sets of UN Security Council sanctions for refusing to halt uranium enrichment, a process to isolate an isotope needed to generate fuel for a nuclear power reactor or, in higher concentrations, to make a weapon. The government in Tehran says it wants to generate power and rejects Western allegations that it seeks to build an atomic bomb.

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[4] UN accuses Iran of working to build nuclear bomb: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-accuses-iran-of-working-to-build-nuclear-bomb.html

[5] Israel: Iran closer than ever to nuclear bomb: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-iran-closer-than-ever-to-nuclear-bomb.html

[6] Germany’s BND denies report on Iran bomb timing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/germanys-bnd-denies-report-on-iran-bomb-timing.html

[7] Iran to launch nuclear work in bunker in “near future”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-to-launch-nuclear-work-in-bunker-in-near-future.html

[8] Iran atomic chief says ‘explosives’ cut power at facility: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-atomic-chief-says-explosives-cut-power-at-facility.html

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