|Yuval Steinitz calls Iran out|
Israel: Iran Wants Dozens of Bombs - Herb Keinon
Iran is not looking for just a few nuclear bombs "in the basement," but rather to produce dozens each year, International Relations Minister Yuval Steinitz said.
Steinitz told a security conference that Iran's nuclear industry was "many times larger than that of either North Korea or Pakistan." He described the Iranian nuclear industry as designed "not to produce a few bombs, but to produce fissionable material for dozens and hundreds of nuclear bombs."
The issue, he said, is not only of Iran becoming a nuclear state, but rather becoming a "nuclear superpower."
According to Steinitz, Iran plans to expand the capability of the Natanz nuclear facility to enrich enough uranium to produce between 20 to 30 atomic bombs a year.
Steinitz Discusses Iranian Threat
Steinitz said that within a decade, the Iranians will be able to have over 100 nuclear bombs.
Moreover, Iran is making a concentrated effort to develop a satellite launch vehicle, which is, in effect, cover for developing inter-continental ballistic missiles.