HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Israel Says Iran Has Mate...

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 12:58 PM


Israel Says Iran Has Material For Four A-Bombs [View all]

By Jeffrey Heller

JERUSALEM | Thu Feb 2, 2012 9:45am EST

(Reuters) - Israel estimated on Thursday that Iran could make four atomic bombs by further enriching uranium it has already stockpiled, and could produce its first within a year of deciding to build one.

But in his rare public remarks, Major-General Aviv Kochavi, chief of military intelligence, held out the possibility stronger international sanctions might dissuade Tehran from pursuing a policy he had no doubt was aimed at developing nuclear weapons, despite Iranian denials.

Citing figures similar to those from the U.N. nuclear agency, Kochavi told Israel's annual Herzliya Conference on strategic affairs: "Iran has accumulated more than 4 tonnes of uranium enriched to a level of 3.5 percent and nearly 100 kilos at an enrichment level of 20 percent.

"This amount of material is already enough for four atomic bombs."



13 replies, 1805 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 13 replies Author Time Post
Reply Israel Says Iran Has Material For Four A-Bombs [View all]
Purveyor Feb 2012 OP
izquierdista Feb 2012 #1
hobbit709 Feb 2012 #2
gopiscrap Feb 2012 #3
madrchsod Feb 2012 #4
flexnor Feb 2012 #5
arcane1 Feb 2012 #6
Purveyor Feb 2012 #8
bullwinkle428 Feb 2012 #7
NAO Feb 2012 #9
99Forever Feb 2012 #10
surfdog Feb 2012 #11
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2012 #12
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2012 #13