Iran takes another step

Technicians work inside of a uranium conversion facility just outside the city of Isfahan on Mar. 30, 2005. The cities of Isfahan and Natanz in central Iran are home to the heart of Iran's nuclear program.

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  • #Iran takes another step towards obtaining nuclear arms

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  • Iran accelerates its nuclear plans despite increasing international sanctions

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  • A concrete sign of #Iran’s accelerating march to the #atomic bomb

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The prospect of Iran achieving nuclear breakout capability is becoming more imminent. Reports this past weekend indicate that Iran has built the infrastructure needed for operating more efficient and advanced centrifuges at the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant. The Iranian regime will be able to dramatically shorten the time required to produce fuel for a nuclear weapon once it installs and begins operating these centrifuges. In addition, Iran could expand its stockpile of enriched uranium up to 20 percent faster using advanced centrifuges at Fordow.

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Maseh
Zarif
  • Maseh Zarif is the deputy director and Iran research Team Lead for the American Enterprise Institute’s Critical Threats Project. He works on national security issues related to the Middle East and South Asia, with a particular focus on Iran’s nuclear program and its regional activities. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, National Review Online, and Foreign Policy, among others, and has appeared on CNN and Fox. Before joining AEI, he worked for several years in corporate finance as an analyst and a consultant.

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