Iran's Supreme Leader Threatens to Enrich Uranium to Weapons-Grade Level

(AP-TIME) Jon Gambrell and Nasser Karimi - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday it wouldn't be difficult for the Islamic Republic to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels, the state-run Iran newspaper reported Wednesday. Tehran is threatening to resume higher enrichment in 60 days if no new nuclear deal is in place. Iranian officials have said they could reach 20% enrichment within four days. Scientists say the time needed to reach the 90% threshold for weapons-grade uranium is halved once uranium is enriched to 20%. "Achieving 20% enrichment is the most difficult part," Khamenei said. "The next steps are easier than this step."

2019-05-16 00:00:00

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