How Close is Iran to a Bomb? - New AEI Assessment

An Iranian bomb might be closer than previously thought. Continuing his assessment of Iran's nuclear program, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) analyst Maseh Zarif points that Iran:

  1. Needs to produce an additional 14 kg of near-20% enriched uranium (which has to be converted to weapons-grade uranium) to have enough for one 25 kg nuclear bomb.
  2. It could take as little as 3 weeks or as long as 4 months for Iran to produce enough weapons grade uranium for one bomb.

Please click here for Zarif's latest brief.

Maseh Zarif is the Iran team lead for AEI’s Critical Threats Project. He is available for interviews and can be reached at [email protected] or through [email protected] (202.828.6035).

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