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Iran Can Make A Nuclear Bomb Within ‘Matter Of Weeks,’ US Warns

Iran has the necessary uranium to produce a nuclear weapon in “a matter of weeks,” according to US Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley.

“It would be something we would know, we would see, and to which we would react quite forcefully as you could imagine,” Malley said during an interview with National Public Radio (NPR).

Malley expressed concern over Tehran’s alarming development in its uranium enrichment program despite asserting that the government had not yet resumed its “weaponization program,” which is required to create a bomb.

After months of delayed negotiations due to Iranian demands that the US remove the IRGC off its terror blacklist, the US and Iran resumed indirect dialogue last week.

But the first-ever Doha-hosted talks last week, according to Malley, were “more than a little bit of a wasted occasion.”

Iranian demands that had “nothing to do with the nuclear deal, things that they’ve wanted in the past,” according to the US official, were added.

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Iran had requested assurances that any future US administration wouldn’t renege on the agreement, as happened when former US President Donald Trump assumed office. Any US official or government cannot accomplish this.

Malley blamed the present state of affairs on the Trump administration, as has been standard for Biden administration officials, but he also issued a warning to Iran, telling it to determine whether it wants to negotiate a deal or not.

“They’re going to have to decide sooner or later because, at some point, the deal will be a thing of the past.”

He continued by saying that Washington still believed that a deal would advance US national security objectives and that Iran had not yet shown its desire in an agreement.

The Obama administration-mediated nuclear deal from 2015 is facing growing bipartisan criticism in the US.

Several diplomats from Malley’s negotiation team have resigned as a result, which is a sign of this. According to sources with knowledge of the negotiations, US Vice President Joe Biden has decided that there won’t be a nuclear agreement with Iran. The State Department is still optimistic that things can change.

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Iran has the necessary uranium to produce a nuclear weapon in “a matter of weeks,” according to US Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley.

“It would be something we would know, we would see, and to which we would react quite forcefully as you could imagine,” Malley said during an interview with National Public Radio (NPR).

Malley expressed concern over Tehran’s alarming development in its uranium enrichment program despite asserting that the government had not yet resumed its “weaponization program,” which is required to create a bomb.

After months of delayed negotiations due to Iranian demands that the US remove the IRGC off its terror blacklist, the US and Iran resumed indirect dialogue last week.

But the first-ever Doha-hosted talks last week, according to Malley, were “more than a little bit of a wasted occasion.”

Iranian demands that had “nothing to do with the nuclear deal, things that they’ve wanted in the past,” according to the US official, were added.

READ MORE: France Repatriates 35 Children, 16 Mothers From Syria Camps

Iran had requested assurances that any future US administration wouldn’t renege on the agreement, as happened when former US President Donald Trump assumed office. Any US official or government cannot accomplish this.

Malley blamed the present state of affairs on the Trump administration, as has been standard for Biden administration officials, but he also issued a warning to Iran, telling it to determine whether it wants to negotiate a deal or not.

“They’re going to have to decide sooner or later because, at some point, the deal will be a thing of the past.”

He continued by saying that Washington still believed that a deal would advance US national security objectives and that Iran had not yet shown its desire in an agreement.

The Obama administration-mediated nuclear deal from 2015 is facing growing bipartisan criticism in the US.

Several diplomats from Malley’s negotiation team have resigned as a result, which is a sign of this. According to sources with knowledge of the negotiations, US Vice President Joe Biden has decided that there won’t be a nuclear agreement with Iran. The State Department is still optimistic that things can change.

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