Iran may be getting close to having enough nuclear material to make a single bomb if it chooses to do so. Although experts estimate it would still take Iran roughly a year to actually build a bomb (which it has long said it does not want to do), it’s still a worrying development.
It’s also a predictable one — in fact, it’s what many experts warned was likely to happen if President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
And in January 2020, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told NPR that all limits on Iran’s ability to enrich uranium were officially “suspended.” Just a few weeks later, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the same outlet that Zarif was just “blustering.”
Clearly, based on this latest IAEA report, Zarif wasn’t blustering at all.