Ahmadinejad on Tuesday said Iran was ultimately aiming to install 60,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium to make nuclear fuel on an industrial scale, which the United States said would be enough to make a nuclear weapon.
US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack described Ahmadinejadâ€™s remarks â€” made at a news conference Tuesday â€” as a â€œcold joltâ€ adding that â€œwhat that leads to is an Iranian nuclear weaponâ€.
The installation of 60,000 centrifuges would take several years but would enable the Islamic republic to enrich uranium on an industrial scale to make its own nuclear fuel.
Iran had previously said it is looking to install 3,000 centrifuges by March 2007. It currently has two cascades of 164 centrifuges apiece at its Natanz plant to enrich uranium on a research scale.
John Bolton, United States Ambassador to the United Nations just said on Fox News that he will pushing today in the UNSC for Iranian sanctions.
Really, what is the UNSC waiting for?
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