Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Iran said to be capable of making nuclear bomb in months

Iran has acquired the knowledge and technology to create a nuclear bomb within months according to information leaked from a report by the United Nation’s atomic watchdog.

A report by the Washington Post on Sunday said Iran appears to have gotten key technical assistance from foreign experts according to the findings of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The IAEA investigation will apparently detail a secret research program.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Akbar Salehi responded to the leak over the weekend and accused the IAEA of giving in to U.S. pressure to level accusations against Iran.

“The IAEA should not do things under pressure," said Salehi. "Iran’s nuclear issue is not a technical or legal issue. It’s a totally political case."

Western powers believe Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons through its civilian nuclear energy program. Iranian officials say they are enriching uranium only to power reactors for electricity generation. The U.S., the European Union and their allies have imposed economic sanctions on Iran for refusing to halt its uranium enrichment program. more