纽约时报:伊朗有足够燃料制造一枚核弹 NYT: Iran Has Enough Nuclear Fuel for One Bomb

20 November, 2008

美国报纸纽约时报说,科学家相信伊朗储备了足够铀,如果进一步进行提炼的话,可以制造出一枚核武器。纽约时报采访的科学家说,在伊朗能够造核武器前,伊朗还需对核燃料进行提纯,把它用于武器设计之中。这些科学家补充说,还不清楚伊朗是否实际上已经知道怎样设计核弹。

专家评估的基础是联合国国际原子能机构这个星期的新报告。这份报告说,到这个月初为止,伊朗已经制造出630公斤低浓缩铀,足够制造一枚核弹。

其中一名科学家说,这些铀储备凸显伊朗正在“沿着研制核武器的路走下去”。

A U.S. newspaper says scientists believe Iran has stockpiled enough uranium to make one nuclear weapon, if the material is further enriched. Scientists interviewed by "The New York Times" say before Iran can make a weapon, it still has to purify the nuclear fuel and put it into a warhead design. They add it is unclear whether Iran actually knows how to design a bomb.

The experts based their assessment on a new report by the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency this week. The report says that as of early this month, Iran had made 630 kilograms of low-enriched uranium - enough for a nuclear bomb.

One of the scientists says the stockpile underscores that Iran is "marching down the path to developing the nuclear weapons option."