(TheConservativeNews.org) – President Joe Biden isn’t short of foreign policy challenges to face, and Iran’s growing nuclear ambition is perhaps the trickiest of them all. Despite Iranian officials insisting they have no intention of building a nuclear weapon, they continue to enrich uranium at a growing pace.
Iranian authorities passed a law late last year, which began a more forceful approach to nuclear development. Initiated in January of this year, this legislation paved the way for a system where they would make 10kg of “highly enriched” uranium each month. On Wednesday, April 7, Iranian leaders revealed they had so far produced 55kg of this uranium, indicating they’re exceeding their monthly targets.
Uranium is classified as highly enriched at 20% enrichment. Weapons-grade uranium is 90%. However, enriching to 20% is an important step on the way to producing weapons-grade material.
President Biden and his team should be sure to keep a close eye on this development and others like it.
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