Friday, November 21, 2008

Prospect of Israeli strike in Iran more likely

From Ynet News, 21/11/08:

On backdrop of IAEA report pointing to possibility that Tehran has already obtained enough enriched uranium to make one atomic bomb...chances of Jewish state taking preemptive military action against Islamic republic's nuclear facilities appear to have become significantly higher in recent weeks

...A report published this week by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) points to the possibility that Tehran has already obtained enough enriched uranium to make one atomic bomb.

According to the report, the IAEA believes that Iran has amassed 630kg of low enriched uranium, up from 480kg in late August. Nuclear experts believe this is enough to produce the weapons-grade material needed for a crude nuclear device similar in size to that which America used to destroy the city of Nagasaki at the end of World War II....

...'You don’t want Iran to get close'
US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack addressed the IAEA report on Thursday...Asked if Tehran now had sufficient material to build a bomb, he suggested that .... “Some said it was enough; others said it was not enough, but close,” said McCormack. “In any case, you don’t want Iran to get close.” ...
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