Jerusalem/Washington: “Iran has boosted uranium enrichment in the nuclear plant to 84 per cent. For an atom bomb, the uranium needs to be produced by enriching it up to 90 per cent. Therefore, it is now or never to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons,” warned Israeli National Security Advisor Tzachi Hanegbi. Israel has demanded that the United States declare Iran a military threat based on information from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Over the past two days, two leading news agencies have published shocking information referring to the International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations. The news agencies said, citing two political officials, that Iran has enriched uranium up to 84 per cent purity. It has been mentioned in the commission’s report, the officials said. ‘Iran is just six per cent away from reaching the 90 per cent mark required to manufacture atomic bombs. Therefore, the commission is investigating why Iran has enriched uranium to such an extent, whether by mistake or deliberately,’ the officials said.
Iran took note of the news published by international news agencies and presented its side. Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said the report was far from reality. Likewise, Kamalvandi also rejected the claims of western media that Iran had enriched uranium up to 60 per cent. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has not disclosed anything about the nuclear programme in Iran. But Israel, which claims Iran’s nuclear programme is dangerous for its security, has issued a warning based on the news.
“The information regarding Iran’s nuclear program is worrisome. Iran’s nuclear program is being put to military use, not civilian. Israel has been trying to convince the United States and the international community for the past several years about Iran’s nuclear program,” said Israeli National Security Advisor Tzachi Hanegbi. A special meeting of the IAEA will be held in Vienna on March 6. Hanegbi has appealed to the IAEA that a decision should be made on taking a tough stand against Iran during the meeting.
Meanwhile, Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen called on the United States to issue a military threat to Iran when it is so close to the creation of the nuclear bomb. Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, the head of the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet stationed in Bahrain, said he was watching Iran’s nuclear movements.