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UN warns about Iranian nuclear potential

International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi at a news conference in Vienna, Austria. Associated Press/Photo by Lisa Leutner, File

UN warns about Iranian nuclear potential

Iran has enough highly enriched uranium to build several nuclear weapons, according to the UN’s top nuclear official, and Iranian officials are starting to openly discuss nuclear bomb construction. Iran sells bomb-carrying drones to Russia for use against Ukraine, which has caused tension between Iran and the U.S. As a result, President Joe Biden’s administration says negotiations with Iran are unlikely.

How have the U.S. and Israel responded? This week, the U.S. and Israel launched Juniper Oak, their largest-ever joint air, land, and sea exercise. Juniper Oak includes over 140 warplanes, an aircraft carrier group, and almost 8,000 troops. The Pentagon says the drill is not aimed at any particular country but comes amid heightened tensions with Iran. Israel says it will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear bomb.

Dig Deeper: Read A.S. Ibrahim’s column in WORLD Opinions about noticing the signs of Iranian government panic.

Elias Ferenczy

Elias Ferenczy is a breaking news intern for WORLD. He’s a graduate of WORLD Journalism Institute and Covenant College.

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