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Tehran’s nuclear


The resumption of uranium enrichment by Iran worries above all about the foreseeable nuclear race of the other regional powers

The resumption of uranium enrichment by Iran worries above all about the foreseeable nuclear race of the other regional powers

Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Ali-Akbar Salehi attends the opening of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Is Iran a few months, maybe a year, away from having enough fissile material to build its first atomic bomb? Since the 6th of January, when Iran announced the resumption “without limits” of uranium enrichment, the evaluations about the time that Teheran needs to complete its nuclear program – started in 1967 with the cooperation of the United States, which donated to the Reza Pahlavi’s regime a 5 MW experimental nuclear reactor – have become increasingly alarming.

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