Seven Things to Note on Iran

Peter Brookes /

What a shock: Iran has another undeclared nuclear facility that is likely supporting a nuclear weapons program.

Yes, that’s right; press reports indicate that earlier this week Iran finally got around to notifying the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency of a previously undisclosed nuclear-enrichment facility on a military base near the city of Qom.

Here are seven things to  note about this disturbing development, based on what we know this morning:

1. An additional enrichment facility allows Iran to make more enriched uranium faster.

2. If this facility is up and running,  it means previous estimates on when Iran could achieve a nuclear weapons breakout are now inaccurate.

3. Basically: A nuclear Iran is closer than we thought it was yesterday. (more…)