Monday, November 11, 2013

IRAN - Nuclear Program to Bomb, How Long?

"How close is Iran to a nuclear weapon?" PBS Newshour 11/9/2013


HARI SREENIVASAN (Newshour):  Of course whenever there's any discussion about Iran’s nuclear program the question arises of how close are the Iranians to developing a nuclear weapon.

We are joined by David Albright, founder and president of the non-profit Institute for Science and International Security.  He’s a leading expert on Iran’s nuclear program.

I think in the background of all these talks, all these delegates and diplomats have be wondering how close is Iran and will these sanctions work?

DAVID ALBRIGHT, Institute for Science and International Security:  Iran has been greatly Increasing its nuclear capability over the last two years.  And you don't think Iran has made a decision to build nuclear weapons, but if they did, and if they use their current stockpiles of low enriched uranium, and the number of centrifuges they have installed at their two enrichment sites, then they could break out in as little -- break out and have enough weapon-grade uranium for a bomb in as little as one and one and a half months.  It could take them longer if things went wrong.

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