How close is Iran to producing a nuclear bomb?

What has Iran done?
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What has Iran done?

Iran has contravened many of the deal's core restrictions, but has said it will continue to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency and its inspectors. The deal has imposed on Iran the most intrusive nuclear verification regime of any country, and it has not backed out of that yet.

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How close is Iran to having a bomb now?
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How close is Iran to having a bomb now?

The breaches have eaten into the breakout time slightly, but estimates of the current breakout time vary. Many diplomats and nuclear experts also believe the starting point of one year is a conservative estimate. A European diplomat who previously put the breakout time at 12 months declined to offer an estimate but said Iran's actions were now "having a serious impact". Another diplomat pointed to a statement by France's foreign minister last week that it would take Iran one to two years to get a bomb, though it was not clear if that meant the necessary fissile material or an actual weapon. David Albright, a former U.N. weapons inspector and a hawk on Iran, said Tehran could within five to 10 months amass 900 kg of uranium enriched to 4.5% at its current rate. That amount, if further refined, could yield the 25 kg of weapons-grade, highly enriched uranium needed for one nuclear bomb.

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