Top general warns Iran ‘very close’ to having nuclear weapon capability

Top general warns Iran ‘very close’ to having nuclear weapon capability


The head of US Central Command said Wednesday that Iran is “very close” to producing enough enriched uranium to create a nuclear weapon, though he added that he believes the theocracy has not made a final decision about whether to actually build a warhead.

“I think they like the idea of being able to breakout,” Gen. Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie told Time magazine of Iran’s rulers, using the term for when Tehran will enrich enough uranium to create a single nuclear weapon.

The International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations nuclear watchdog, has warned that its ability to monitor Iran’s nuclear program has been curtailed in recent months.

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