Friday, October 26, 2012

Iran enrichment plant nearly ready, intelligence officials say

Hey, we keep hearing that Obama's Iran strategy was brilliant.
WASHINGTON (NYT) — Intelligence officials from several countries say Iran has virtually completed an underground nuclear enrichment plant, racing ahead despite heavy economic sanctions in what experts say may be an effort to give the Iranians leverage in any negotiations with the United States and its allies.

The installation of the last of nearly 3,000 centrifuges at a site called Fordo, deep under a mountain inside a military base near the holy city of Qom, puts Iran closer to being able to build a nuclear weapon or come close to building a weapon if its leaders decide to proceed.