Trump says Iran ’playing with fire’ after exceeding nuclear deal limit

Trump says Iran ’playing with fire’ after exceeding nuclear deal limit

US President Trump has accused Iran of ’playing with fire’ after stockpiling more enriched uranium than is allowed under an international agreement. ’They know what they’re playing with, and I think they’re playing with fire. So, no message to Iran whatsoever’, said Trump. Iran announced on Monday it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 nuclear deal.

AY-MO 7 months

What the fuck is Trump talking about he broke the deal, dumb ass.

The Civic Nationalist
The Civic Nationalist 7 months

Low enriched means 3-5% isotope 235 content. This is useful for power plants, not much else. Natural uranium ore is 99%+ isotope 238, which is useless for nuclear weapons. You have to enrich uranium up to 90% 235 in order to create a gun type atom bomb, and although there are processes for converting other isotopes into plutonium, both of these approaches produce kiloton class devices, 10-20k in yield, Hiroshima & Nagasaki for reference, and those were air bursts which effectively doubles blast radius. Plutonium requires an implosion device for detonation, which few countries can pull off. Including a hydrogen component that fuses when an atomic core detonates isn't easy to do right, and FWIW, removing a number of hydrogen containers is what allows for yield modification; These are thermonuclear weapons btw, the heat released by atomic fission is used as a trigger, fuses the included hydrogen, which then ignites the atmospheric hydrogen aka it "sets the air on fire." The point here is that enrichment isn't easy, as low enrichment stocks are far closer to ore, than weapons grade material, and the worst most countries could produce is a gun type 90% 235 core fission atom bomb, which is awful in the context of terrorism, but small potatoes in the context of MIRV ICMBs with megaton class yields, and we haven't even discussed the difficulty of engineering a missile, or how many missiles it would take to get past anti missile systems. In all seriousness, enrichment requires gasifying uranium and spinning at it insane rpms in order to separate by weight at the isotope level, which is why Israel has conducted cyber attacks and assassinated scientists, as this process is not something just anyone can do. Btw, the leftover depleted uranium is nearly 100% 238 which has had the 235 removed, solely useful for its density and combustability in anti armor roles, it's not all that radioactive, and people ranging from Stefan Molyneux to leftists spread myths about it, when the replacements are as, if not more, toxic, while being far more costly and less effective. Ultimately, this is Israel's problem, and it's nowhere near the point of Iran having access to an atom bomb. It's easy to be melodramatic like JBP on the topic of nuclear weapons, but this isn't a big deal.

KC 6 months

maybe they'll blow they're own country up nd save us the trouble 😂

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 7 months

It looks like Iran is shaking in its boots! They just surpassed the limit that was set for fissionable materials that was part of the deal that Trump exited. Threats only work if they are backed up with actions. Brinkmanship stops working when your bluff is called. Next step for Trump is a war with Iran.

The Real AY-MO
The Real AY-MO 6 months

Iran broke the deal by refusing to allow u.n. inspectors access to their Nuclear facilities. People who say Trump broke the deal by leaving it are morons with TDS

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