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How Close is Iran to Exploding its First Nuclear Bomb?

| May 24, 2012

Belfer Center Director Graham Allison writes in Scientific American that while it is unclear whether Iran has decided to develop a nuclear weapon, it has over the past decade been "cautiously, but steadily, putting in place all the elements it needs to construct a nuclear weapon in short order."

Allison argues that the best way to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb might be to "aggressively explore the offer made by Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last fall to end all enrichment beyond LEU in exchange for the purchase of fuel for its Tehran Research Reactor."

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For Academic Citation: Allison, Graham.“How Close is Iran to Exploding its First Nuclear Bomb?.” Scientific American, May 24, 2012.