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Former IAEA official: Iran just six to eight months away from a nuclear bomb

Former IAEA deputy director Olli Heinonen
Former IAEA deputy director Olli Heinonen

Analysis by PMOI/MEK


Iran, June 6, 2019Iran needs only six to eight months before it could develop a nuclear weapon, according to the former deputy director of the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), warning the IAEA’s claims otherwise are wrong.

Olli Heinonen warned the international community would be unable to ensure global security if Iran’s regime is left to obtain nuclear capability, according to a June 5 Newsmax website report.

"How will you be able to ensure your security if Iran achieves nuclear abilities,” Olli Heinonen asked.

Heinonen reiterated that US exiting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, would not be sufficient.

"The ayatollahs can handle the new sanctions, and in the meantime, they're making new centrifuges," he explained.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, recently warned that Iran is cheating on its nuclear program.

"In addition to secretly storing blueprints for nuclear weapons and refusing to turn over materials related to their nuclear weapons program, now they have pushed the envelope so far on centrifuges that the cheating can no longer be denied,” he said.

It is worth noting that the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) is in charge of the mullahs’ nuclear weapons drive.

The U.S State Department recently designated the IRGC as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (FTO).





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To guarantee its own survival, the mullahs’ regime has pursued the development of nuclear weapons, for which it squandered a considerable part of the Iranian people’s wealth.

The world first became aware of Tehran’s illicit nuclear project when the Iranian Resistance exposed it in 2002. This eventually led to a nuclear deal that forced the mullahs to temporarily set limits on their nuclear program.

However, since deceit and falsehoods are in the DNA of the Iranian mullahs, and as Iranian officials have admitted, Tehran was seeking ways to continue their nuclear ambitions at the same time they were in talks with world powers over their nuclear program.

According to UN Security Council Resolution 2231, the mullahs were supposed to abandon the development of long-range missiles with nuclear warhead capacities. Nevertheless, they officially refrained from doing so and overtly boasted about their achievements in developing ballistic missiles.





Feb 2: Iran unveils new Cruise missile with 1,350km range

Feb 7: “The unveiling of this underground missile production complex is a response to the bigotry of the westerners.”

In August, Reuters revealed that according to informed sources, the Iranian regime had armed its Shiite allies in Iraq with missiles that could target Riyadh and Tel Aviv.

Emad is the first long-range, ballistic missile designed and manufactured by the Revolutionary Guards.

According to Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of IRGC’s aerospace command, Emad has a 1,700km range and flies at 4,300 m/s, making it capable of reaching Israel in under 10 minutes.

The commander of the Revolutionary Guards stated:

The Dezful ballistic missile has a 1,000km range.

These facts prove that the mullahs have no intention of peaceful coexistence with the rest of the world. Their maniacal desire to expand their missile capacities is a real threat to the security of the Middle East and the world.

The only way to deal with the missile threat and destabilizing activities of the mullahs is to adopt a firm policy. Every other way has been tried and has resulted in the mullahs becoming bolder in their dangerous ambitions.