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Israel's defense chief: Iran has enough uranium for five nuclear bombs

On an official visit in Greece, Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant warns against Iran’s continued efforts to advance its nuclear program.
Israel's Defence Minister Yoav Gallant (L).

On a visit to Athens on Thursday, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant told his Greek counterpart Nikos Panagiotopoulos that Iran has enriched enough uranium for five nuclear bombs, warning that the Islamic Republic intends to continue the enrichment process.

“Make no mistake: Iran will not be satisfied by a single nuclear bomb. So far, Iran has gained material enriched to 20% and 60% for five nuclear bombs. Iranian progress and enrichment to 90% would be a grave mistake on Iran’s part and could ignite the region,” said Gallant. 

US officials have maintained that Iran has accelerated its enrichment but that it remains unclear if Tehran has decided to cross the weaponization line. "To the best of our knowledge, we don't believe that the Supreme Leader in Iran has yet made a decision to resume the weaponization program that we judge that they suspended or stopped at the end of 2003," CIA director Bill Burns told CBS in February. 

The Israeli defense chief accused Iran of increasing weapons deliveries to Syria. 

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