Iranian Pathway to a Nuclear Weapon under the Amad Plan—What We Learned from the Nuclear Archives

May 21, 2019

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Publication: 

Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Institute for Science and International Security

In the early 2000s, Iran’s was building a substantial nuclear weapons production complex under the “Amad Plan” to manufacture five nuclear weapons and prepare an underground nuclear test site, all to be finished by early 2004 (on five weapons, read the full report or the summary.) Under international pressure, Iran secretly downsized and reoriented this nuclear weapons program into more camouflaged parts, some or all of which may continue today in reduced form (on reorientation, read the full report or summary.)

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Read the full report at the Institute for Science and International Security.