Iran has accumulated enough uranium for five nuclear bombs - Israeli defense minister
Iran already has 20% to 60% enriched uranium, which could be enough for five nuclear bombs. These will not be produced any time soon, since nuclear weapons require uranium with 90% purity, as well as additional time to prepare the shells themselves.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant warned the Islamic Republic against further efforts to develop nuclear weapons. This was reported by The Times of Israel. Recall that under the terms of the 2015 international nuclear deal, Iran has no right to enrich uranium above 3.67%.
"Make no mistake - Iran will not be satisfied with one nuclear bomb. So far, Iran has received material enriched to 20 percent and 60 percent for five nuclear bombs," Gallant said on May 4 during a visit to Athens, Greece.
Gallant stressed that Iran enriching uranium to 90% "would be a serious mistake" on Tehran's part and could provoke"the ignition of the region."
Iran is believed to be storing stocks of enriched uranium and, according to U.S. leaders, could have produced enough fissile material for nuclear weapons in two weeks if it wanted to. However, it would then take Tehran many months to prepare the bomb for use.
The United States also believes that Iran does not yet have all the technology needed to build a bomb and has not made a final decision.
Recall that negotiations on the restoration of a nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers resumed in April 2021, but since last year have been stalled.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL:
- The Wall Street Journal believes Iran has transferred more than 300,000 artillery shells and a million rounds of ammunition to the Russian army in the past six months. They were transported by cargo ships across the Caspian Sea.
- Earlier Politico stated that Tehran was in secret talks with Moscow and Beijing on the purchase of rocket fuel. Journalists do not rule out that Iran would give some of the missiles to Russia.