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Ahmadinejad Says Iran Is Now a ‘Nuclear State’

Publié par Clifford Armion le 02/11/2010

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Alan Cowell

"PARIS Ignoring United States threats of more stringent sanctions, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted on Thursday as saying Iran had produced a first batch of uranium enriched to a level of 20 percent that it was capable of achieving much higher levels of purity.

"Iran was now a nuclear state, Mr. Ahmadinejad told a huge rally of supporters on the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, The Associated Press reported.

"Western experts have already said that once Iran was able to enrich uranium to 20 percent it could theoretically also move relatively quickly toward the manufacture of weapons-grade fuel, usually reckoned to require 90 percent purification."

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"Ahmadinejad Says Iran Is Now a ‘Nuclear State’", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2010. Consulté le 15/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/ahmadinejad-says-iran-is-now-a-nuclear-state-