Skip to main content

Iran report says nuclear 'breakout' concerns overblown

In the latest salvo in final deal talks, Iran's foreign minister has posted a report arguing it would take Iran at least three years to produce enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif talks to journalists as he visits the Parliament in Vienna March 19, 2014. Zarif said on Wednesday he was optimistic that Tehran and six world powers can reach a broad settlement in their nuclear dispute by a July 20 deadline.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger  (AUSTRIA - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3HPFF

Washington — A day after US and Iranian negotiators completed 12 hours of nuclear talks in Geneva, Iran’s Foreign Minister on Wednesday posted an Iranian report countering Western concerns about short Iranian nuclear "breakout" times.

“A serious scrutiny of the myth of breakout may prevent it from derailing the nuclear negotiations,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter Wednesday, posting a link to an eight-page technical report posted at the NuclearEnergy.IR website.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.