posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 04:30 PM
The White House expressed concern Friday, Feb. 20, about a new International Atomic Energy Agency report that said Iran recently understated how much
uranium it had enriched. The nuclear watchdog reported Thursday, Feb. 19, that Iran had stocked more than one tonne of low enriched uranium
hexafluoride at Natanz alone. If enriched, it could produce more than 20 kilos of fissile material – enough for a bomb.
French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner spoke Friday of a new enrichment plant capable of housing thousands of centrifuges the Iranians had built at
a secret site.
DEBKAfile reported on Nov. 28, 2008, that by February, Iran would have enough enriched uranium to approach production of its first nuclear bomb. This
crosses a “red line” that for years Israel has said it would not accept.