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Is Tehran taking advantage of coronavirus pandemic to continue its nuclear pursuit?


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi near Bushehr Nuclear Plant.

(JNS) - Despite facing one of the world's worst coronavirus outbreaks, Iran appears to be continuing its pursuit of nuclear weapons, as well as its aggressive regional behavior. Iran has already acknowledged that it has increased its uranium stockpile, which now stands at more than 1,000 kilograms, and is also using a greater number of advanced centrifuges for enrichment. Based on these developments, experts believe that Iran's breakout time to produce a nuclear weapon may have now been reduced to just a matter of months.

Eyal Zisser, vice rector of Tel Aviv University and a senior researc...

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