breakout of Iran’s declared enrichment facilities

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ozmanozman2016

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Ukrainian
Hello Everybody,
I could not interpret the meaning of "warning of a breakout" in the below sentence. You help will be appreciated.

"And over the next 6 months, Iran has committed itself to further actions that will provide much more timely warning of a breakout of Iran’s declared enrichment facilities."
 
  • The Newt

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    English - US
    "Breakout" normally means "escape," but in this context it's being used to refer to the production of enough fuel to produce a nuclear weapon. It's an "escape" from the system of nuclear non-proliferation.
     
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