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    Iran holds enough uranium for bomb


    By Daniel Dombey
    Published: February 19 2009 21:18 | Last updated: February 19 2009 21:18

    Iran has now built up a stockpile of enough enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb, United Nations officials acknowledged on Thursday.
    In a development that comes as the Obama administration is drawing up its policy on negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear programme, UN officials said Iran had produced more nuclear material than previously thought.
    They said Iran had now accumulated more than one tonne of low enriched uranium hexafluoride at a facility in Natanz. If such a quantity were further enriched it could produce more than 20kg of fissile material – enough for a bomb.
    “It appears that Iran has walked right up to the threshold of having enough low enriched uranium to provide enough raw material for a single bomb,” said Peter Zimmerman, a former chief scientist of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
    The new figures come in a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog, released on Thursday.
    This revealed that Iran’s production of low enriched uranium had previously been underestimated.
    Well ain't it nice of these morons to let us all know that Iran can make a nuke? Where were they when we were trying to stop it?
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    Re: Iran holds enough uranium for bomb

    It takes a little more than some low-enriched uranium to make a nuclear warhead. The story provided merely refers to Iran's nuclear power program and their enrichment of uranium for that purpose; there is currently no evidence that Iran has a nuclear weapons program (which is pretty hard to hide).

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