Sunday, March 01, 2009

Iran has what it needs 

In the category of "now they tell us," Iran has enough fuel to make a Bomb. So says Adm. Mike Mullen, United States Joint Chiefs.

The United States believes Iran has stockpiled enough nuclear fuel to make a bomb, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen said on Sunday.

"We think they do, quite frankly," Mullen said on CNN's "State of the Union" program when asked whether Iran has enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon.

We note that almost exactly three years ago the panelists at a Princeton University "roundtable" discussion on the Iran crisis noted that 2009 was the earliest that Western analysts believed Iran would have concentrated enough fuel for a weapon. The long lead time was, then, evidence offered in favor of deliberate, rather than precipitate, action.

Time flies.


By Blogger Brian, at Sun Mar 01, 06:39:00 PM:

Not quite the same thing here. The roundtable referred to when there'd be enough HEU. Mullen is referring to uranium that could be converted to HEU. Conversion will take time.  

By Blogger Dawnfire82, at Sun Mar 01, 09:00:00 PM:

How much time depends on variable factors... like if it's done in North Korea or not.  

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