US ‘alarmed’ at Iran’s nuclear progress, deal may become ‘thing of the past’ — envoy


Rob Malley says Tehran has enough uranium to build bomb within weeks if it chooses to, accuses Iranian negotiators of adding irrelevant demands in Qatar talks

By JACOB MAGID 5 July 2022, 9:04 pm  

US special envoy for Iran Robert Malley and United States’ top negotiator for Iran nuclear talks, center, speaks at the Doha Forum in Qatar, March 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Lujain Jo)

The United States and other Western powers are “alarmed” at the advancement of Iran’s nuclear capabilities, the Biden administration’s Iran envoy Robert Malley said on Tuesday.

“They’re much closer to having fissile material for a bomb,” Malley warned in an NPR interview.

“To our knowledge, they have not resumed their weaponization program, which is what they would need to develop the bomb. But we are of course alarmed, as are our partners, at the progress they’ve made in the enrichment field.”

He said Iran now has…

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