A senior US defense official said Tuesday that Iran could produce enough fissile material for one nuclear bomb in under two weeks. The warning from US Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl came as the UN confirmed Iran has enriched uranium to nearly weapons-grade level at an underground nuclear site. Kahl said at a House of Representatives hearing that Iran’s nuclear program had significantly progressed since the Trump administration withdrew from the Iranian nuclear deal in 2018.
Editor’s Note: Even a conventional conflict with Iran will throw the region into turmoil. World oil markets will be rocked. Chances are good that shipping channels in and out of the Persian Gulf will be threatened and other waterways mined. Above-ground Saudi oil infrastructure has been dialed-in for decades and will be decimated by Iranian missiles if they are part of the conflict.