How Quickly Could Iran Get a Nuclear Bomb? By: Corey Hinderstein (January 9,2020)

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Uranium is a chemical element that has the symbol U and atomic number 92. (Wikipedia)











A former National Nuclear Security Administration coordinator explains breakout time — and why it’s getting shorter.

On Sunday, Iran updated its public stance toward the nuclear limits it accepted in 2015 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. “Iran’s nuclear program no longer faces any operational restrictions, including enrichment capacity, percentage of enrichment, amount of enriched material, and research and development,” its official statement said. This announcement was greeted with the expected questions:

Is Iran rushing to a nuclear bomb? How quickly could Iran get enough material for a bomb, often referred to as “breakout time”?