Iran Could Have First Nuke In 2010
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- A leading U.S. panel, urging the revival of a military
option, has concluded that Iran could assemble its first nuclear bomb in
The Bipartisan Policy Center, dismissing the U.S. reconciliation
dialogue with Teheran, has asserted that Iran could reach the capability to
quickly assemble a nuclear bomb in 2010. In a report released on Sept. 15,
the center said Iran would need no more than seven weeks to produce enough
highly-enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon.
"The Islamic republic will be able to produce enough fissile material
for a nuclear weapon by 2010, leaving little time for the United States to
prevent both a nuclear weapons-capable Islamic republic and an Israeli
strike on Iranian nuclear facilities," the report, titled "Meeting the
Challenge: Time is Running Out," said.