Iran may be within months of developing nuclear weapon, Ex-UN inspector says

A former top nuclear inspector for the United Nations says that the Iranian regime may be within months of developing a nuclear weapon because the international community remains in the dark about Tehran’s stockpiles of nuclear material and advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges, The Washington Times reported.

Mr. Olli Heinonen, the former deputy director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said: “We don’t know where [the Iranians] are today.”

“If you have 1,000 of these centrifuges and you start with natural uranium, at the end of one year, you have enough material for one nuclear device at least,” Mr. Heinonen said.

“If you take 2,000 of these centrifuges and natural uranium, it will be half [the time]. If you take 4,000 of them, it will be three months.”

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