The House of Representatives last week passed a bipartisan resolution declaring that the U.S. will not back a nuclear Iran and will use "all means necessary" to prevent the Islamic Republic from obtaining a nuclear weapon – but nuclear deterrence experts fear that Tehran is already a "nuclear power."
While the 2023 U.S. Intelligence Community Annual Threat found that "Iran is not currently undertaking the key nuclear weapons-development activities that would be necessary to produce a testable nuclear device," experts contend that the regime already has the elements it needs for a nuclear weapon.
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Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.