Just the facts: Iran's uranium enrichment and its nuclear potential

Iran - with its long-term historical perspective - has never given up its aspirations to be a major power.

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October 13, 2016 12:39
A SATELLITE view of the Fordow nuclear plant

A SATELLITE view of Iran's Fordow nuclear plant.. (photo credit: GOOGLE)

 
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The heated debate over the Iran nuclear deal is now a matter of the past. Currently - at least for the next eight years and eight months - it is a fait accompli.

At present, Iran is consumed with its upcoming presidential election - slated for May 2017 - and the question of whether the head of the Revolutionary Guard's al Quds Force Gen. Qassem Suleimani will run after all.

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Tehran is preoccupied with domestic problems and challenges and is respecting the accord it signed in July 2015.

Western intelligence communities estimated that the deal has pushed off Iran's ability to produce a nuclear bomb by one year.

But Iran - with its long-term historical perspective - has never given up its aspirations to be a major power. In the future, that frozen nuclear program can serve as a launching pad to achieve its goal.

Click here to see the facts about Iranian uranium enrichment under the nuclear deal

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