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By Daily Mail Reporter – Last updated on 16th January 2012
Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton has warned a report that Iran is a year away from being able to build a nuclear bomb may be too optimistic.
In a radio interview today, he said: ‘I worry the publicly available information is giving only a very small picture and that Iran is actually even much further along.’
Negotiations: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, right, talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron, far left,
John Bolton with U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has warned of Iran’s nuclear capability. (Photo below)
The former ambassador was asked about a statement from a former head of U.N. nuclear inspections claiming Iran is now just a year or so away from having enough enriched uranium to assemble a nuclear bomb.
Olli Heinonen wrote in an article published earlier this week that Iran made this advancement after switching production of its higher-grade enriched uranium to a new, underground site.
Reacting to the one-year timeline, Mr Bolton stated: ‘I think it can be even less than that.’
He continued: ‘They’ve got, by publicly available information from the International Atomic Energy Agency, enough low-enriched uranium that if enriched up to weapons grade would be enough for four weapons.’