Scary

Iran Inches Closer to Nuclear Bomb

Iran has enough fuel to make a quick but dangerous run for a nuclear weapon, yet intelligence reports indicate that the country has stopped short of taking the final steps to making a bomb, The New York Times reports. An American official told the International Atomic Energy Agency Tuesday that Iran has the "possible breakout capacity" to turn its stockpile of uranium into bomb-grade material. The statement was likely aimed at putting pressure on allies to increase sanctions against Iran if the country does not agree to sit down at the negotiation table. The Israelis, it seems, believe the situation is even worse than the Americans: They think the Iranians are closer to designing a bomb than the U.S. does. ”We’re all looking at the same set of facts,” one senior Israeli intelligence official told The Times. “We are interpreting them quite differently than the White House does.”