New information reported on Iranian nuke program
Is rogue nation closer to building a weapon?
- Duration 3:53
- Date Nov 28, 2012
Is rogue nation closer to building a weapon?
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You can still a sobering new evidence of Iran's dangerous nuclear ambitions.
The Associated Press reporting on possible proof.
That Iran's nuclear scientists are working on several fronts.
To build an atomic weapon by eight.
-- nuclear detonations in the diagram illustrates the force of a massive blast more than three times bigger.
-- the World War II bomb that destroyed Hiroshima that of course is what you're seeing on your screen there ambassador John Bolton is a former US ambassadors of the UN.
And if Fox News contributors and eight.
The timing on this as well as the reporting.
Well -- obviously leaked by some government or by the international atomic energy agency.
And the timing could be explained by number things but I think the key is that it shows just how sophisticated.
Advance Iran's thinking is on the nuclear weapons front that this is a country that's making very substantial progress.
This diagram is just one of a lot of pieces and pieces of evidence -- many which I -- years ago and that still haven't come out and I'm sure other.
Pieces of evidence have accumulated since -- He share any of that evidence with -- just you know you you and me and and rest of America right now like I can share what's already leaked out there working on a very sophisticated approach to two weapons that take take the diagram you just showed people say -- that weapon is three times more powerful than the Hiroshima -- -- I chose -- runs a long way away no not at all the Hiroshima bomb was 67 years ago.
That was made a lot of progress on the nuclear front as has happened.
Is set to look at that graphic kind of understand it -- -- one of the nuclear experts that the government relies upon according to the Associated Press says listen this diagram is just then kind of thinking about things it's not really a blueprint.
For what's to cotton at least that was his take take what -- think about that.
Well it's not a blueprint of the nuclear weapon but nobody should have any illusions that those blueprints aren't out there when Gadhafi gave up his nuclear weapons program we got the Libyan.
Diagrams for nuclear weapon that they had purchased from AQ Khan the Pakistani proliferation network that had Chinese markings.
Because China gave its plans for nuclear weapons to Pakistan and I don't doubt that Iran has -- similar plans elsewhere -- -- Has been very clear about that as well one of their top add new nuclear officials if you will came out and said yeah we're -- continuing to enrich our uranium and this is what we're moving forward with we just got reports this week as well.
And that dead the scientists have participated that nuclear watchdog group had been hacked by what appears to be.
Our Ronnie and source and then you have a run out with some new submarines right now so this is constantly being flooded into the media as well.
How do we conduct -- -- not only through sanctions and policy but also through this this kind of propaganda war that we're seeing in front of us as well.
Well I think the Iran -- -- trying to back the Europeans and the Obama administration off they don't like the sanctions there's no doubt about that they are causing economic pain but they're not affecting the nuclear weapons program.
So what Iran is trying to show -- they are moving ahead the sanctions are not slowing down on the nuclear front.
Therefore why Europeans in particular should you feel economic pain on on your side.
And I think that's why this question of Iran's nuclear program is just not gonna drift into the future and definitely we're gonna come.
To a crisis point sooner rather than later I think after the Israeli election in January they're gonna have to make some hard decisions.
Whether they decide to use preemptive military force or not.
-- relating the timeline it's -- it's playing thirteen there's going to be some sort of.
Tipping point if you well I'd be very surprised look -- not racing to build its first nuclear -- it's building the very broad and deep nuclear program that doesn't make me feel better I'm just saying.
They could if they wanted to race to get that first weapon and they could do it very quickly ambassador Bolton nice to have you as always thought that appreciate it John.