A Nuclear Iran May Be Further Away than Previously Thought

Friday, August 20, 2010

File picture shows a general view of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in the Iranian port town of Bushehr, 1200 Kms south of Tehran, on February 25, 2009. (BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty)

It's a simple question with an infinitely complicated answer: what happens if Iran is able to build a nuclear weapon?

Russia is expected to deliver low-enriched uranium to Tehran to bring the Bushehr reactor, Iran's first nuclear power station, online. And the U.S., Israel and other nations are reportedly on alert, as hawks are calling for the bombing the reactor before the fuel is loaded into it.

In an exclusive report for our partner, the New York Times, David Sanger and Mark Mazzetti report that Iran's nuclear program may not be as far along as feared. Sanger joins us to talk about his investigation.

Guests:

David Sanger

Produced by:

Noel King

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