Iran Can Produce Fissile Material for Nuclear Bomb within 2 Weeks - US
Iran can produce enough fissile material for a nuclear bomb in less than two weeks, the United States warned as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, October 1, held a security assessment with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant that focused on threats from the Islamic Republic.
Israel has long warned that Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is a top global threat, but the US stated that when it came to weapons of mass destruction, it was most concerned with China and Russia.
“It is assessed that Iran is not pursuing a nuclear weapons program at this time,” the US Defense Department stated in a report it published on Friday called the “Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction” in 2023.
The report noted that Iran in specific, “has the capacity to produce enough fissile material for a nuclear device in less than two weeks.” However, the fissile material is only part of what Iran needs to complete a nuclear bomb and other components such as a nuclear warhead that can be placed on a long-range missile have yet to be developed.
The US in its report also accused Iran of noncompliance with obligations made under the Chemical Weapons Convention, “For example, Iran has not submitted a complete chemical weapons production facility declaration.”
“The US is also concerned that Iran is pursuing dual-use central nervous system acting chemicals of offensive purposes,” the report added. (JPost / VFI News)
“God, we pray that You stop Iran from starting a nuclear war and we ask for Your protection in the Middle East and around the world. We ask that Iran will not be permitted to use the materials that are already in its possession and that our allies realize the magnitude of this nuclear threat and act accordingly.”
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