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Iran begins to clear path to nuclear weapon

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by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - Iran has taken unprecedented steps toward acquiring a nuclear weapon in the last few weeks.

Last week the Islamic Republic announced that it would begin operating 60 of the advanced centrifuges necessary to separating out uranium isotopes for a nuclear weapon, while a few days before it denied entry to UN inspectors who have been allowed to investigate Iranian facilities since 2015.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the strides toward nuclear capabilities a "breakout" effort by Iran to obtain a weapon as soon as possible, a claim that seems to have been independently confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Association's discovery of uranium particles at an undeclared site Iran once claimed was a carpet factory.

US special envoy for Iran Brian Hook took the same tack with the Islamic Republic that the Trump administration has chosen since abandoning the JCPOA in May 2018, sanctioning 700 more entities and individuals associated with Iran after the announcement.

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