Iran will start putting uranium gas into centrifuges, according to President Hassan Rouhani. This is considered a major step in the country’s ability to make a nuclear bomb.
Speaking on Iranian state television Tuesday, Rouhani said Iran would inject uranium gas into more than 1,000 centrifuges at its Fordow nuclear facility. Those centrifuges have been empty under the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, which was to limit the country’s nuclear program.
The move will enable Iran to enrich enough uranium needed to produce a nuclear bomb. Iran has always said that its nuclear activities are for civilian energy use. Some say Iran could produce a nuclear bomb within months, USA Today reports.