Sunday, March 13, 2011

U.N. Sanctions failing to slow down Iran's Nuclear Enrichment Program: DIA Chief

U.N. sanctions against Iran have had zero affect on the nation's nuclear enrichment program, says Lieutenant General Ronald Burgess, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

In a recent statement prepared for the Senate Armed Services Committee, Burgess said that Iran already possesses “more than enough” low-enriched uranium to produce a nuclear weapon, and that it simply needed to further enrich and process the material to create a nuclear bomb.

Iran is installing more and more centrifuges capable of enriching uranium to weapons-grade levels at a pace completely unaffected by U.N. sanctions, he said.

The DIA Director also stated that Iran's space launch missile program is steadily progressing toward technology that could eventually be used to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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