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LEU is not directly usable for weapons. However, as sophisticated enrichment technology spreads around the world, more groups will be able to overcome the technical barriers to producing HEU for weapons. For this reason, Pakistan's illicit transfer of advanced enrichment technology to Iran, Libya and North Korea is of grave concern to the international community. Moreover, the commercial enrichment facilities used to make LEU fuel for power reactors can be reconfigured to produce HEU for weapons. source
However there is always the possibility that some nations may decide just to hoard enough uranium to be able to rapidly eject IAEA inspectors and rush a weapons program. Essentially pulling off a North Korea or Iran.