Iran Could Have Nukes Within Days

Iran “can … produce enough weapon-grade enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon in a week,” reads a February report by the Institute for Science and International Security, a group that has followed Tehran’s nuclear program since the 1990s.

According to the report, Iran has had enough highly enriched uranium to produce a nuclear weapon since 2022. The nation need only enrich it from 60 to 90 percent, which is far easier than bringing it up to 60 percent.

A nuclear warhead could be made “using only a fraction of its 60 percent enriched uranium. This breakout could be difficult for inspectors to detect promptly, if Iran took steps to delay inspectors’ access”—which Iran has done.

Extreme danger: The institute upped Iran’s threat level to “extreme danger”—the highest of its six ratings—for the first time.

Iran “could have in total enough weapon-grade uranium for six weapons in one month, and after five months of producing weapon-grade uranium, it could have enough for 12.”

American aid: Both the Obama and Biden administrations have worked to aid Iran’s nuclear program. Why would they do this?

To find the answer, read “Obama and the King of the South.”