CIA's Panetta: Iran has enough uranium for 2 bombs

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
June 27, 2010 19:03

WASHINGTON  — CIA Director Leon Panetta said Sunday Iran probably has enough low-enriched uranium for two nuclear weapons, but that it likely would take two years to build the bombs.

Panetta also said he is doubtful that recent U.N. penalties will put an end to Iran's nuclear ambitions.

He said the penalties could help to weaken Tehran's government by creating serious economic problems. But he added, "Will it deter them from their ambitions with regards to nuclear capability? Probably not."

Panetta told ABC television's "This Week" that there is "some debate" as to whether Iran will proceed with the bomb.


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