Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Iran Enriches Uranium

President AllMyJihad has announced that Iran has successfully enriched uranium already. While enriched uranium can be used for nuclear power, it's also an essential ingredient for a nuclear weapons program. Apparently Iran has hundreds of centrifuges for the enrichment process- but thousands are needed for the more highly refined uranium needed for weapons grade material. The world may have a little time before Iran has a working bomb.

The enrichment announcement came despite UN warnings to stop within 30 days last month- or "face action".

The next step now will likely be more talking, threats of sanctions and then the proposal being blocked by Russia and China- both countries will financial interests in Iran. It seems neither will be concerned that they too will soon be within range of an Iranian nuclear missile.

In the meantime, Iran continues to thumb its nose at the world and carry on with their program.

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