Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Former IAEA official: Iran 14 days from nuclear weapons

I get sick of saying it and being pooh poohed…
In 1944 and with THAT technology it took the USA 10 months from start to finish to go from Uranium Hexafluoride gas to a DELIVERABLE U-235 weapon, so reliable in design we didn’t even test it (Alamogordo was a plutonium weapon).
Pakistan, taking the same design road, but using much more advance cetnrifuges as opposed to gaseous diffusion, built an entire STOCKPILE of nukes and tested one ONLY after India did, and only did THAT for political reasons.
North Korea took this path. We all know what’s going on.
It is irresponsible, naive, stupid, and a world of DENIAL to imagine Iran is not doing this. I am sick of saying it. I believe they HAVE nukes.
I am SURPRISED Israel has not yet acted, and can think of only ONE REASON they have not done so.
Iran has passed the “point of no return” in its nuclear weapons program and could soon have the ability to enrich enough missile-grade uranium to build a bomb in just two weeks, the former deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency told reporters on Monday.
Olli Heinonen, who served at the IAEA for 27 years until 2010, said the advanced centrifuges that Iran recently began installing in its enrichment facilities will “radically reduce the so-called breakout time” for the regime to quickly produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear weapon.
Iran announced in January it would install 3,000 IR-2 centrifuges in its Natanz facility. These produce a four to five times greater output than the older model, according to the Institute for Science and International Security.
A recent ISIS report estimated Iran could achieve breakout in one month, based on its current capabilities. This highlights the advancements Iran has made in its program since last year, when ISIS estimated it could produce the necessary amount of weapons-grade uranium in two to four months.
Heinonen said this window could shrink further.
“I believe that if certain arrangements are done, [the breakout time] can even go down to two weeks,” said Heinonen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Netanyahu is a pussy who bought Obama's lies...kinda like half of the US population...