This allows the warhead to be placed on a missile for deployment.
Western weapons experts say there are no such civilian applications, but the use of co-ordinated detonations in nuclear warheads is well known. They compress the fissile core, or pit, of the warhead until it reaches critical mass.
If true, this would mean that Iran is far, far ahead of previous estimations of their nuclear program.
Miniturization is one of the most difficult steps in the nuclear weapons process and even North Korea has not accomplished this.
This would also mean that UN action must be accelerated to force an end to the program. Nothing short of crippling sanctions can now be contemplated and the military plans must be put squarely on the table.
In fact, with the people of Iran protesting again against the theocracy, it is time for the United States to finally force out the mullahs.
Source: World Threats