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Iranian officials openly discuss country’s ability to make nuclear weapon

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Iran has for the first time spoken openly about its potential to make a nuclear weapon, and officials discussed the ability to make such a weapon “at will.” 

“Iran has the technical ability to make an atomic bomb, but there is no such plan on the agenda,” Mohammad Eslami, head of Iran’s civilian nuclear agency, said in a report Monday. 

Eslami also referred to comments made by Kamal Kharrazi, an adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who in mid-July told Al Jazeera that the country was able to enrich uranium “up to 60%” but could “easily produce 90% enriched uranium,” the level at which it is considered weapons-grade. 

Eslami’s agency later walked back the comment, saying he “misunderstood and misjudged,” taken by some as a…


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