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Iran may be on verge of building nuclear weapons

A UN agency claims Tehran has the knowledge necessary to build an atom bomb

A confidential report by the International Atomic Energy Agency claims Iran has acquired “sufficient information to be able to design and produce a workable” atom bomb. The UN nuclear agency says it doesn’t yet have evidence to back up its claims, but its stark conclusion suggests American officials may have erred in affirming Tehran had ceased nuclear weapons development in 2003. According to the report, Iran’s complex nuclear program is “aimed at the development of a nuclear payload to be delivered using the Shahab 3 missile system,” Iran’s medium-range missile, which can strike the Middle East and parts of Europe.

New York Times

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