Is Iran about to go nuclear?

Iran may be just weeks away from developing nuclear weapons, according to Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Grossi visited Iran recently to strengthen the UN’s oversight of the country’s nuclear activities. Despite some cooperation, including access to nuclear sites, Iran’s accelerated uranium enrichment has alarmed international experts. Giorgia Valente reports that Iran has reached 60% uranium purity, approaching the 90% required for weapons-grade material.


The situation has escalated since the US withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal, prompting Iran to roll back cooperation with the IAEA. Experts, including Steven Biegalski from Georgia Institute of Technology and Darya Dolzikova from the Royal United Services Institute, emphasize the urgency, noting that Iran is poised to achieve its nuclear goals swiftly.


Darya Dolzikova, a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute’s Proliferation and Nuclear Policy program, told The Media Line that Iran has achieved 60% uranium purity and is approaching the weapons-grade purity level of 90%.


“This is quite concerning,” she said.


Steven Biegalski, the chair of the Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Program at Georgia Institute of Technology, said that 60% purity is “far beyond” the purity needed for nuclear power plants.

Source:  Middle East press sources

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