U.S. officials warn that Iran is close to producing enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon, French report says • It says despite setbacks due to cyberattacks, Iran has accelerated its uranium enrichment program.
Iranian technicians at the underground Fordo nuclear plant.
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U.S. officials believe Iran will be able to produce enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon within four months, according to a report by French news agency AFP on Wednesday. The report says that despite setbacks from cyberattacks like the Stuxnet attack in 2009, Iran has quickened its pace of uranium enrichment.
High-level nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers in Moscow fizzled on Tuesday, creating an increased opportunity for Israel to use the setback to argue that military force is the only way to stop Tehran from developing atomic arms.