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Ap exclusive: Confidential text eases iran nuke constraints

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[FONT=&quot]VIENNA (AP) -- Key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will start to ease years before the 15-year accord expires, advancing Tehran's ability to build a bomb even before the end the pact, according to a document obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
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[FONT=&quot]The document is the only text linked to last year's deal between Iran and six foreign powers that hasn't been made public, although U.S. officials say members of Congress have been able to see it. It was given to the AP by a diplomat whose work has focused on Iran's nuclear program for more than a decade, and its authenticity was confirmed by another diplomat who possesses the same document.[/FONT]
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Imagine that. I'm sure the official response will be: Nothing to see here, move along...
 

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A U.S. official noted, however, that the limit on the amount of enriched uranium Iran will be allowed to store will remain at 300 kilograms (660 pounds) for the full 15 years, significantly below the amount needed for a bomb. As well, it will remain restricted to a level used for reactor fuel that is well below weapons grade.

So this is not a way for Iran to get a bomb after all. The idea of this is to stop the Iranians from even wanting a bomb and after 15 years they will surely see the light. Nuclear bombs are not viable weapons anyway, they can never be used.
 

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So this is not a way for Iran to get a bomb after all. The idea of this is to stop the Iranians from even wanting a bomb and after 15 years they will surely see the light. Nuclear bombs are not viable weapons anyway, they can never be used.
It also says-
But while some of the constraints extend for 15 years, documents in the public domain are short on details of what happens with Iran's most proliferation-prone nuclear activity - its uranium enrichment - beyond the first 10 years of the agreement.

The document obtained by the AP fills in the gap. It says that as of January 2027 - 11 years after the deal was implemented - Iran can start replacing its mainstay centrifuges with thousands of advanced machines.

Centrifuges churn out uranium to levels that can range from use as reactor fuel and for medical and research purposes to much higher levels for the core of a nuclear warhead. From year 11 to 13, says the document, Iran can install centrifuges up to five times as efficient as the 5,060 machines it is now restricted to using.
 
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