Is Iran building a nuclear weapon? - Commons Library Standard Note

Published 15 February 2012 | Standard notes SN06222

Amended 27 November 2012

Authors: Ben Smith

Topic: Arms control, International politics and government, Iran

Iran’s nuclear programme remains at the top of the international agenda. Many commentators think that Iran has not made a decision to build a nuclear weapon, but that Iran may want to be at the threshold, with the technical ability and materials to build a weapon fairly quickly if the decision were to be made.

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