Iran is getting closer to creating a nuclear bomb, a new report finds. What's involved and how close are they?
A new report determined that Iran is getting closer to making a nuclear bomb.
Making a nuclear bomb is a complicated process with several steps.
Another big challenge is actually deploying a bomb and the report didn't assess where Iran is in doing that.
Iran is getting closer to building a nuclear bomb, according to a new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released Tuesday. But how tough is it to make one? And could other nations be planning the same thing?
The IAEA report gave critics of Iran new details about their nuclear program, including evidence of computer modeling of nuclear explosions and technology to make triggers needed to detonate one.
Iran could be hoping to join the world's nuclear weapons club, which includes the United States, Great Britain, France, Russia, India, China, Pakistan, Israel and possibly North Korea. Still, making a bomb from nuclear fuel isn't simple. Experts say there are several challenges for would-be bombmakers.