Reports suggest that Tehran will be able to acquire the necessary uranium required to build a nuclear bomb in less than a month; At the rate they’re (the Islamic Republic) going, multiple bombs could be obtained within the next 12 months.
Following the US official withdrawal from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018 by the Trump administration – which came about after the White House cited a host of violations committed by Tehran throughout the duration of the deal – the Iranians almost immediately began publicly breaching the agreement in response. These violations largely centered around uranium and the rate at which they were to enrich it, produce it, and how much they were allowed to obtain.
Furthermore, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) – A UN nuclear watchdog – cited a number of concerns, most recently, during the nuclear talks in Vienna earlier this year. The IAEA presented a number of undisclosed nuclear sites throughout Iran, to which Tehran gave no response.
Despite several setbacks to its nuclear program, experts now believe the Islamic Republic is on its way to obtaining a nuclear weapon in approximately one month. A report released this week that is based on research done by the IAEA states, “Overall, the IAEA’s latest report shows Iran’s rapidly advancing nuclear activities and steps to limit IAEA monitoring, while inspectors have a diminishing ability to detect Iranian diversion of assets to undeclared facilities. The IAEA is sounding an alarm to the international community accordingly.”
According to experts, if Iran continues at its current rate, it could have up to three nuclear weapons in the next five months.
Tehran recently put halt to all nuclear discussions while its new government seeks to settle in.