New CIA report: Iran expanded its nuclear program last year

As of November, Iran’s nuclear material stockpile included 4,150 kilograms of low-enriched uranium hexafluoride and about 80 kilograms of 20-percent enriched uranium hexafluoride gas.

The report stated that Iran’s centrifuges decreased in number from 8,900 to 8,000 between August 2010 and November 2011. However, the number in operation increased sharply from 3,800 in August 2010 to around 6,200 currently.

A second major nuclear facility was identified in the report as the underground Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant near Qom. Fordow has begun production of “near-20 percent enriched uranium,” the report said. Fordow is a production center for uranium enrichment as a centrifuge research and development center…

A spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence told the Free Beacon that the intelligence community “continues to believe, as the DNI said in his recent Annual Threat Assessment testimony, that Iran’s leadership has not yet made a decision to pursue a nuclear weapon.”