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U.S. study: Iran has enough uranium for five nuclear bombs

Posted By admin On May 26, 2012 @ 3:13 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
May 26, 2012

Iran has significantly stepped up its output of low-enriched uranium and total production in the last five years would be enough for at least five nuclear weapons if refined much further, a U.S. security institute said.

The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a think-tank which closely tracks Iran’s nuclear program, made the analysis on the basis of data in the latest quarterly UN watchdog report which was issued on Friday.

Progress in Iran’s nuclear activities is closely watched by the West and Israel as it could determine how long it could take Tehran to build atomic bombs, if it decided to do so. Iran denies any plan to and says its aims are entirely peaceful.

During talks in Baghdad this week, six world powers failed to convince Iran to scale back its uranium enrichment program.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/u-s-study-iran-has-enough-uranium-for-five-nuclear-bombs-1.432720

[2] Kochavi: Iran has uranium for 4 nuclear bombs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/kochavi-iran-has-uranium-for-4-nuclear-bombs.html

[3] Iran eyes 30 nuclear bombs a year: Israel minister: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-eyes-30-nuclear-bombs-a-year-israel-minister.html

[4] Study Cautions Against Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Facilities: http://www.prisonplanet.com/study-cautions-against-strike-on-irans-nuclear-facilities.html

[5] Iran hints at nuclear compromise: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-hints-at-nuclear-compromise.html

[6] Iran nuclear talks reach draft deal to export enriched uranium: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-nuclear-talks-reach-draft-deal-to-export-enriched-uranium.html

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