Almost since it came to office, the Obama administration has been trying to convince Iran to abandon its nuclear ambitions. So far, much of the emphasis has been on diplomacy — but very soon, that could all change.
On Wednesday, Washington’s chief representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran may now possess enough uranium to make a bomb.
The U.S. and Europe have given Tehran until the end of this month to stop enriching uranium or face harsh sanctions. The United States has expressed “serious concerns” about Iran’s nuclear efforts in some of the administration’s strongest comments yet.
This week, the Federation of American Scientists’ Secrecy News blog also posted a translation of a television interview given by Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan, where he claims he aided Iran’s efforts to acquire nuclear weapons.
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Fariborz Ghadar, an expert in global economics with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the prospect of sanctions.