British intelligence officials say they have evidence showing Iran is in the final steps of acquiring nuclear weapons capability.
According to Britain's Financial Times newspaper, Iran resumed its nuclear arms program four years ago.
The revelation comes one day before scheduled nuclear talks between Iran, the U.S. and several world powers.
Meanwhile, dozens of Christian leaders, including CBN's Pat Robertson, Rev. John Hagee and the current and past presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention, are urging tough economic sanctions on Tehran.
In their letter to Congress, they warn that a nuclear Iran could pose a significant threat to an already volatile Middle East and that neighboring nations "have reason to fear the religious, political and military ambitions of Iran's extremist leaders."