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Report: Iran Can Create Nukes

Iran is now able to create and detonate a nuclear warhead and is only waiting for its supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, to approve the project, reports The Times of London. Western intelligence sources say the country could produce a bomb within a year, taking six months to enrich the uranium and another six to assemble the warhead. Though U.S. intelligence said they thought Iran ended its nuclear-research program in 2003 because of the American invasion of Iraq, sources say Iran halted the program because they had figured out how to detonate a warhead on a long-range missile. If Tehran doesn’t agree to talks with Washington on nuclear disarmament within the next month, the U.S. plans to build a coalition and enforce tough sanctions on the country.