Iran is Close to Producing a Nuclear Bomb; Biden’s First Veto
Author: Greg Valliere
March 2, 2023
COLIN KAHL, the undersecretary of Defense for Policy, said Tehran’s nuclear
development progress has been “remarkable” since the Trump administration withdrew from a nuclear pact in 2018.
THE UNITED NATIONS’ nuclear watchdog recently warned Iran has enriched uranium at one nuclear site up to 83 percent, close to the 90 percent enrichment level needed to produce weapons-grade material.
ABOUT 192 POUNDS of Iran’s uranium stockpile is already enriched up to 60 percent and the nation could soon produce several bombs, according to the UN. It probably would take months to produce a delivery capacity.
THE DRAMATIC PROGRESS BY IRAN on nuclear weapons has prompted drone assaults by Israel on Iranian scientists and military sites. This is likely to continue, especially since Benjamin Netanyahu needs a diversion from his growing domestic political headaches.
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BIDEN’S FIRST VETO: The president’s first veto will be on a measure that would
overturn Labor Department regulations that encourage investment firms’ use of
ESG policies, referring to environmental, social and governance factors.
THIS IS THE NEXT FRONT in the Republicans’ assault on what they blast as “woke” policies that are being imposed throughout society, this time on investors. The bill will be vetoed later this week by Biden, and his veto will not be over-ridden. But other challenges to the investment world are coming — including a drive from the left to curb the use of stock buybacks.
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