‘Iran can build atomic bomb within month’: IAEA

London, Nov 9: A hard-hitting report by a UN atomic watchdog has claimed that Iran will be able to build nuclear bomb within few months.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report, which was leaked last night, revealed that Iranian scientists are building hi-tech precision detonators that would be essential for a nuclear device, and developing a uranium core for a nuclear warhead.

According to the Daily Mail, the report also claimed that Iranian scientists are trying to mount a nuclear payload into their Shahab 3 missiles, which can reach Israel, Iran’s arch foe.

The document claimed that while some of the suspected secret nuclear work by Iran can have peaceful purposes, ‘others are specific to nuclear weapons.’

The report gave a detailed account of the intelligence and IAEA research that shows Tehran working on all aspects of research toward making a nuclear weapon, including fitting a warhead onto a missile.

The watchdog has recently said the Iran has mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon, receiving assistance from foreign scientists to overcome key technical hurdles.

Documents and other records have revealed that crucial technology linked to experts in Pakistan and North Korea also helped propel Iran to the threshold of nuclear capability.

Meanwhile, the US State Department said it needed time to study a new report by the N nuclear watchdog agency on Iran’s nuclear activities and declined to make any immediate comment on its contents. (ANI)