While Joe Biden wasn’t looking, Iran managed to reach a major milestone. As of February 28, the Ayatollah is 12 days away from having enough enriched uranium to build a bomb with. They could have a nuke all ready to blow in weeks time.
Iran spinning up a nuke
The nuclear watchdog inspectors sounded the alarm recently that Iran is only 6 percent away from nuclear bomb grade uranium. What they didn’t tell you is that they can have it up to full strength in only a few more days.
On Tuesday, February 28, a “top U.S. defense official advised Congress that “Iranian scientists could construct the key components of a nuclear bomb in less than two weeks.” That’s a big deal.
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl testified to the House Armed Services Committee that Iran has made “remarkable” progress with their nuclear program since we stopped bribing them with pallets of cash.
A top U.S. defense official told Congress on Tuesday that Iran would likely be able to produce enough weapons-grade nuclear material for a bomb within about 12 days. pic.twitter.com/VcjGfYoGlP
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) March 1, 2023
President Donald Trump got a good look at the Obama-Kerry Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and ripped it to shreds.
“Back in 2018, when the previous administration decided to leave the JCPOA,” Kahl declared, “it would have taken Iran about 12 months” to produce “one bomb’s worth of fissile material.” When Jim Banks quizzed the official as to why Joe Biden was banging his head on the wall for two years trying to bring back the appeasement and bribery instead of cracking down on the centrifuges, Kahl didn’t have an answer.
All he could say was despite Joe’s efforts, “now, it would take about 12 days.” He seems to think bribing the Ayatollah would reverse that. “And so, I think there is still the view that if you can resolve this issue diplomatically and put constraints back on their nuclear program, it is better than the other options,” New York Post reports, “but right now, the JCPOA is on ice.”
The Ayatollah didn’t like it
While trying to blame Donald Trump for Iran’s newfound nuclear potential, Kahl also grudgingly admitted that the reason Biden’s plan to bribe Iran into compliance didn’t work is because the Ayatollah didn’t like the deal. Biden “had offered to rejoin the deal this past summer,” but “the Iranians were not willing” to accept.
Since then, they got even closer with Vladimir Putin than they ever were. “And, of course, Iran’s behavior has changed, since then, not the least of which [is] their support for Russia in Ukraine,” Kahl added.
Ever since President Trump ordered the killing of top Iranian military general Qassem Soleimani in 2020, Iran’s been hopping mad and vowing to do as they please.
We now live in a world where Britain, France, and Germany are more willing to condemn Iran than the American president.
Whose side is President Biden on? https://t.co/Xmv6W8Etra
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) March 2, 2023
When the report about the state of current enriched uranium production came out and raised red flags over 84 percent purity, our officials “indicated Iran could acquire the fissile material needed for a nuke within weeks.” The real window is “days.”
Even though they will soon have the bomb grade uranium, officials are still hoping that Iran doesn’t have the skills needed to put a nuclear bomb together well enough for it to actually go off. That’s not as easy as it would seem.
The Ayatollah swears up and down that they haven’t figured it out yet. They also claim they have no interest in building one. They pretend that the highly enriched uranium is to produce electricity with. They could do that with a whole lot less pure material.