Iran Has Enough Fuel to Build Two Nuclear Weapons, Says U.N. Report


According to a report from international nuclear inspectors, Iran now has enough fuel so that, “with further enrichment,” it would be able to make two nuclear weapons. The report comes before the U.N. Security Council’s vote on a potential fourth round of sanctions against the country, a move that has been supported by the Obama administration. Iran did tentatively agree eight months ago to send some of its nuclear material out of the country, but the White House said the deal would still leave Iran with enough fuel to build one weapon. Furthermore, the report claims Iran has expanded work at one of its nuclear sites. Iran maintains that they are using their nuclear facilities to work toward “peaceful projects.”

U.N. Report Says Iran Has Fuel for 2 Nuclear Weapons [NYT]