Could Iran do a nuke test with its existing 60% uranium? - analysis

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Could Iran do a nuke test with its existing 60% uranium? - analysis
“A common fallacy is Iran would require 90% HEU, more commonly called weapon-grade uranium, to build nuclear explosives," said the president of the Institute for Science and International Security .
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Published: APRIL 12, 2022

Theoretically, it may be possible for Iran to develop a nuclear device or perform a full nuclear test using the 60% enriched uranium that it will have accumulated by April 21, Institute for Science and International Security (INSS) President David Albright has written in a report. Albright’s supposition is somewhat theoretical because the discussion in recent decades of nuclear weapons, developed from uranium, has centered around the 90% enrichment level. That level has so far been the focus of Israel, the US and other parties seeking to prevent the Islamic Republic from developing a nuclear weapon.

Even if Tehran reaches the 90% level, Israeli intelligence and nuclear experts have said that it would need another six months to two years to perfect a variety of detonation, warhead miniaturization, missile reentry and other delivery issues to become operational.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/international/article-703946
 
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