Iran does not have the capability of making weapons-grade enriched uranium.
I know, you heard that there was more enriched uranium there than previously thought. But there are, apparently, many grades of enriched uranium, and bomb material is far cry from what Iran has.
Here’s U of Michigan Prof. Juan Cole:
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Iran Nuclear Program Hyped again
Note to mainstream media:
Iran cannot construct nuclear bombs with uranium enriched only to less than 4%.
It needs to be enriched to something like 90% to make a bomb. Iran is not known even to have that capability, and no it cannot be done in 2 months (try a decade), assuming they were trying to do it, which our $40 bn. a year intelligence agencies say they are not.
So all the silly articles on Friday about how iran now has enough enriched uranium to make a bomb are just illiterate.
Moreover, the report in question actually says that Iran is slowing its enrichment activities.
h/t Jay McDonough.
Reason for panic? Threat to world peace? Justification for a strike from Israel?
Why is it “reasons for war” stories are so rarely true?
, Monte Asbury