While Iran is producing low enriched uranium (LEU) at the 3.5% and 20% levels, it is not producing high enriched uranium (HEU) and is not enriching to weapons grade, widely considered to be 90%. On March 12, 2013 Senator Chuck Schumer, in a letter to his constituents, sought to defend his decision to support S.RES...
Would a nuclear Iran pose an existential threat to the United States? Fact: Iran does not have the capability, nor is it approaching the capability, to pose an “existential threat” to the United States. During the January 13, 2013, confirmation hearing considering the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense, Senator...
“When Barack Obama was elected, they had enough fissile material, nuclear material, to make one bomb. Now they have enough to make five. They’re racing toward a nuclear weapon.” – Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan, October 11, 2012. Fact: Iran does not have any fissile nuclear material that could be used in a nuclear...
Fact: While many sanctions measures are at least nominally aimed at the Iranian government and its nuclear program, the sanctions on Iran are deeply affecting the Iranian people.
Fact: An Iranian nuclear weapon is not imminent. U.S. and Israeli intelligence assess that Iran is not actively building a bomb, and that it would take Iran at least two to three years to have a deliverable weapon.
Fact: The majority of Israelis oppose an Israeli attack on Iran without U.S. backing, and many Israeli intelligence, military, and political officials have spoken out against an Israeli attack.
Fact: While many media outlets and politicians often state that Iran is an “existential threat” to Israel, many senior Israeli defense officials argue this simply isn’t true.
Fact: Top Israeli and U.S. officials agree Iran is a rational actor.
Fact: Iran has never threatened to use nuclear weapons.
Fact: The IAEA has never determined that Iran is building nuclear weapons.
Fact: U.S. and Israeli intelligence assess that Iran is not developing a nuclear weapon.