Iran rejects CIA claim of posseessing enough enriched uranium for 2 bombsBy AP
Monday, June 28, 2010
Iran rejects CIA claim on nuclear ambitions
TEHRAN,Iran — Iran has rejected as “psychological warfare” assertions by the U.S. intelligence chief that Tehran has enough uranium for two nuclear weapons.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Monday the remarks by the CIA chief were aimed at creating a “negative perception” of Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.
On Sunday, Leon Panetta said Iran probably had enough low-enriched uranium for two nuclear weapons, but that it likely would take two years to build them.
The U.S. and its allies maintain that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.
The U.N. Security Council approved a fourth round of sanctions against Iran because of fears over its uranium enrichment program.