Iran Nuclear Weapon Program

In December 2014, a Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control report by Lincy and Milhollin based on International Atomic Energy Agency data concluded that Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium for one nuclear warhead in 1.7 months. In 2012, sixteen U.S. intelligence agencies, including the CIA, reported that Iran was pursuing research that could enable it to produce nuclear weapons, but was not attempting to do so. ifmat - nuclear weaponIn 2003.U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stated in January 2012 that Iran was pursuing a nuclear weapons capability, but was not attempting to produce nuclear weapons.In 2009, U.S. intelligence assessed that Iranian intentions were unknown.Some European intelligence believe Iran has resumed its alleged nuclear weapons design work. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Iran was close to having the capability to produce nuclear weapons. After the IAEA voted in a rare non-consensus decision to find Iran in non-compliance with its NPT Safeguards Agreement and to report that non-compliance to the UN Security Council, the Council demanded that Iran suspend its nuclear enrichment activities and imposed sanctions against Iran when Iran refused to do so. Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad argued that the sanctions were illegal.The IAEA has been able to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran, but not the absence of undeclared activities.The Non-Aligned Movement has called on both sides to work through the IAEA for a solution.

In November 2009, the IAEA Board of Governors adopted a resolution against Iran which urged ifmat - iran nuclear weaponIran to apply the modified Code 3.1 to its Safeguard Agreement, urged Iran to implement and ratify the Additional Protocol, and expressed “serious concern” that Iran had not cooperated on issues that needed “to be clarified to exclude the possibility of military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear program.” Iran said the “hasty and undue” resolution would “jeopardize the conducive environment vitally needed” for successful negotiations and lead to cooperation not exceeding its “legal obligations to the body”.

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