The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the official body that examines Iran’s compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty and binding U.N. Security Council resolutions that address Iran’s nuclear program, released a nine-page report last week that expressed serious concerns that Iran has conducted experimental work to develop nuclear weapons, in particular on warheads to deliver nuclear payloads.
The report also highlighted that Iran has produced over 4,500 kilograms of low-enriched uranium, which, according to the Institute for Science and International Security, is “almost enough for four nuclear weapons after further enrichment to weapon grade.”
U.S. officials said the report reflects heightened international concern that Iran is developing the technologies to build nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran has repeatedly denied.
“The IAEA and broader international community have fundamental concerns with the nature and intent
of Iran’s nuclear program – and with the Qom facility in particular – that Iran has to put right after years of Iranian violations,” said National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor. “Iran should do so without delay.”