By Reza Derakhshi
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s nuclear programme is “irreversible,” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday, voicing continued defiance in the face of possible new international sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
He also reiterated that Iran now has 3,000 centrifuges, used to enrich uranium, in its underground Natanz nuclear plant. Enriched uranium can fuel power plants but also, if refined further, provide material for bombs.
Western experts say 3,000 machines running smoothly for long periods at supersonic speed could make enough enriched uranium for an atomic bomb in about a year, if Iran wanted, and form the basis for “industrial-scale” nuclear fuel production.
We have dithered too long. Now we must disable the Natanz plant, whatever weapons it takes to stop it. We would do best to pull our ships out of the Persian Gulf and do a ground invasion from Iraq. Comments Raw Story: