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Iran Has Almost Enough Uranium for Nuclear Bomb, US Expert Reports

One of the world’s leading experts on nuclear weapons programs, American physicist David Albright, issued a report stating that Iran’s regime needs roughly a week to produce enough uranium for an atomic bomb. In his January 8 report titled “How quickly could Iran make nuclear weapons today?” Albright argues that “Iran can quickly make enough weapon-grade uranium for many nuclear weapons, something it could not do in 2003.

“Today, it would need only about a week to produce enough for its first nuclear weapon. It could have enough weapon-grade uranium for six weapons in one month, and after five months of producing weapon-grade uranium, it could have enough for twelve.”

After Albright published his article, Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told the media that “Iran is the only non-nuclear weapon state which is enriching uranium at this very, very high level – very close to weapons grade.”

Also, on Thursday, January 18, he told French media that Iran is barely cooperating with his agency, which feels it is being held “hostage” to the country’s disputes with Western countries.

“It's a very frustrating situation. We continue our activities there, but at a minimum," Grossi said in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos. “They are restricting cooperation in a very unprecedented way.” He cited as an example Iran’s rejection of inspectors because of their nationalities. (JPost / VFI News)

“God, we ask that You prevent Iran from materializing its nuclear plans and potentially targeting and eliminating whole countries with its nuclear weapons. We pray that it remains unable to inflict any type of damage and that world leaders will manage to regulate the nuclear power it already possesses and stop it from increasing.”