Steinitz: Iran wants dozens of bombs

By
May 22, 2013 01:21

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Iran is not looking for just a few nuclear bombs “in the basement,” but rather to produce dozens each year, International Relations Minister Yuval Steinitz said Tuesday.

Steinitz, who also holds the strategic and intelligence affairs portfolios, told a security conference in Zichron Ya’acov that Iran’s nuclear industry was “many times larger than that of either North Korea or Pakistan.”

He described the Iranian nuclear industry as a “ramified” one – designed “not to produce a few bombs, but to produce fissionable material for dozens and hundreds of nuclear bombs.” The issue, he said, is not only of Iran becoming a nuclear state, but rather becoming a “nuclear superpower.”

According to Steinitz, the Natanz nuclear facility currently has about 12,000 centrifuges, with plans to reach 54,000 and the ability to enrich enough uranium to produce between 20 to 30 atomic bombs a year.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
September 25, 2018
Trump says expects announcement of new summit with N. Korea 'pretty soon'

By REUTERS