Iran’s nuclear program has enriched enough uranium to come close to building as many as five bombs, the Institute for Science and International Security said, based on new data. The International Atomic Energy Agency, a United Nations watchdog group that monitors Iran’s nuclear program, released a report Friday said that the Islamic Republic has produced more than six and a half tons of enriched uranium in the past five years. The report also noted that Iran’s pace of production seems to be increasing, and monthly production may be up by as much as a third. Iran has claimed it is only refining nuclear material to use as fuel.
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