February 2, 2012
Iran has created a stockpile of enriched uranium that could be used to manufacture four nuclear weapons, head of the IDF’s Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said on Thursday.
Speaking at the Herzliya Conference, Kochavi said that once Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the decision to go to the so-called “breakout stage” and begin enriching uranium to military-grade levels, it would take the Iranians a year to make a crude device and another year or two to manufacture a nuclear warhead that can be installed on a ballistic missile.
Iran, he said, has obtained 4 tons of uranium enriched to 3.5 percent and another 100 kilograms enriched to 20%.
This article was posted: Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 4:33 am