IISS: UK spy chief’s Iran warning may go too far: analysts

Cascades of gas centrifuges are used to enrich...

Cascades of gas centrifuges are used to enrich uranium ore to concentrate its fissionable isotopes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Agence France Presse) July 13, 2012

“Most Western intelligence agencies believe that Iran has not made the decision to acquire a nuclear weapon, but is amassing the capability to weaponise when it decides to do so,” analyst Dina Esfandiary of the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies told AFP.

 “He (Sawers) seems to be completely glossing over that,” she said.

“At the moment, Iran has enough low-enriched uranium for four or five bombs if further enriched,” she said, explaining that only highly-enriched uranium can be used for weapons. (more) http://ow.ly/1louLh

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