Former intelligence officer and United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter cuts through a recent L.A. Times story which claimed that “Iran could manufacture enough highly enriched uranium to build a bomb within three years.” He provides a rather technical, but extremely convincing, argument for why it is unlikely that Iran could pose a nuclear threat anytime soon. (video: h/t Crooks and Liars)

Crooks and Liars:

Reader Stan attended a book signing in Santa Cruz and asked Scott to respond to this L.A. Times article: “Iran’s Nuclear Steps Quicken, Diplomats Say.”

His response is a bit technical, but Scott says that Iran lacks the technology needed to produce the kind of nuclear threat outlined by Alissa J. Rubin and Maggie Farley.


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