Skip to comments.Iran Threatens to Restart Nuke Enrichment Program in Matter of Days
Posted on 04/09/2018 12:05:14 PM PDT by Enlightened1
Iranian leaders are threatening to restart the country's contested nuclear enrichment program in just a matter of days as the Trump administration and European allies scramble to address a range of flaws in the landmark nuclear accord ahead of a May deadline that could see the United States walk away from the accord, according to regional reports and administration insiders.
The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization disclosed on Sunday that the Islamic Republic has maintained the ability to restart the full-scale enrichment of uraniumthe key component in a nuclear weapon that was supposed to be removed from Iran as part of the nuclear agreementin just four days.
Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's atomic work, claimed Iran could enrich uranium to 20 percent, which is more than enough to quickly reach the threshold to power a nuclear weapon, in just four days if the word is given by Iran's hardline ruling regime.
The disclosure has roiled Trump administration insiders and nuclear experts who have been warning for months that Iran never fully disclosed the nature of its nuclear weapons work and progress as international leaders struggle to fix the deal by May, according to those who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the situation.
The Trump administration is pushing European allies to agree to a range of new strictures that would constrain Iran's ongoing nuclear research, as well as its ballistic missile program, which has continued to progress unimpeded since the nuclear deal was locked in place.
"If senior Islamic Republic officials issue an order to resume the 20% enrichment, we can do it in [the] Fordo [nuclear facility] within 4 days," Salehi was quoted as telling reporters on Sunday in Iran's state-controlled press.
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Time to call Israel.
Oh, my, Obozo-kerry did not solve the problem, did they? Did anyone ever think they Did????
How many rational folk think that these towel heads stopped even 1 centrifuge spinning and enriching uranium after they signed obamas special paper ?
Time to deliver a suitcase nuke to Iran. And later blame it on their inexperience in handling nuclear materials...
They never stopped............................
Q said Iran was next up to be taken down after NK.
how can they re-start anything they never stopped?
“Iranian leaders are threatening to restart the country’s contested nuclear enrichment program in just a matter of days”
This is a very complicated process. Iran can’t start everything in a day or two.
The simple fact is Iran never stopped. Everyone knows that.
They did solve the problem. Trump messed it up. /S
Better get it over with now instead of later.
Can everyone say glass. They will be rubbing sticks together for heat soon if they dont stop messing around.
“enrich uranium to 20 percent, which is more than enough to quickly reach the threshold to power a nuclear weapon”
I suspect 20% U235 wouldn’t be practical for a bomb, but running the 20% product through again would probably result in bomb-grade uranium.
Iran probably can build a bomb, but delivering it to a target would be a problem.
And if they did, the culprit could only be Iran or NK.
Retaliation would certainly be unpleasant for Iran.
“The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization disclosed on Sunday that the Islamic Republic has maintained the ability to restart the full-scale enrichment of uraniumthe key component in a nuclear weapon that was supposed to be removed from Iran as part of the nuclear agreementin just four days.”
So much for Obama’s deal.
“The simple fact is Iran never stopped. Everyone knows that.”
They might be running to 3% enrichment.
Sending the 3% product back through might yield 20% product.
Iran is weak
The saudis are rising
The new young kid there is hella smart to get on our and Israelis side
We’re the good guys and the “mature” Islamist types know it
I hope they do. It will make it easier to target them.
They NEVER stopped.
NO INSPECTIONS....why would they cease operations?
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