Today’s Telegraph reports that Iran is moving dangerously close to acquiring nuclear weapons:
Iran has moved significantly closer towards acquiring the ability to make a bomb as the regime claims to have stockpiled 100kg of enriched uranium.
So far, this uranium has only been enriched to the level needed for generating electricity in civilian nuclear power stations.
But if Iran chooses to enrich it to 84 per cent purity, it would reach weapons-grade level and become the essential material for building a bomb.
Iran would need 50kg of weapons-grade uranium in order to make one nuclear weapon of the kind that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945.
By storing twice this quantity of low-enriched uranium, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s regime is widening its options. It could choose to enrich the stockpiled uranium to weapons-grade level in a matter of months