Bombproof Bomb Making?
Iran has started moving the machines that enrich nuclear fuel from the central city of Natanz to an underground bunker near the northern city of Qom, its top nuclear official was quoted as saying on Monday.
Tehran announced in June that it would shift its production of higher-grade uranium to the underground facility in Fordow, in defiance of international calls to halt uranium enrichment which some countries say is aimed at making nuclear bombs, a charge Iran denies.
Fereidoun Abbasi, the head of the Iranian nuclear programme, said in June Iran would triple output of uranim (sic) enriched to 20 per cent …
Twenty percent is the breakthrough level which leads relatively easily to the ninety percent enrichment needed for a bomb.
Posted on 08/22/2011 7:43 AM by John M. Joyce