Iran opposition claims to have found secret nuclear site

atensari

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Iran opposition claims to have found secret nuclear site



WASHINGTON (AFP) - Leading Iranian opposition members claimed Thursday to have uncovered a secret nuclear enrichment site buried in the mountains northwest of Tehran and run by Iran's defense ministry.


But the Pentagon and independent Institute for Science and International Security expressed (ISIS) skepticism over the claims.


Information obtained by the People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI) has revealed Iran began building the site in Abyek, about 70 miles (120 kilometers) northwest of Tehran, in 2005, the opposition members said.


"This is controlled, run and operated... by the ministry of defense," Alireza Jafarzadeh, former media spokesman for the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), told a press conference in Washington.


The People's Mujahedeen, the main group in the NCRI, is officially listed as a foreign terrorist organization in the United States, although a judge ruled in July that it should be removed from the blacklist.


Jafarzadeh said the information about the Behjatabad-Abyek site was shared this week with the US government, Congress and the UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.


Soona Samsami, who was US representative for the NCRI, said the Iranian authorities have so far spent 100 million dollars on the project and completed about 85 percent of the construction.

The pair presented satellite pictures of excavation work at the alleged nuclear site, which they said supports information gleaned from sources "inside the Iranian regime" and showed what they said were four entrances and a tunnel.


The mountain peak sitting atop the tunnel stands at 100 meters (330 feet), higher than the 80 meters (260 feet) nuclear experts say is required to prevent detection via radioactive emissions, Jafarzadeh said.


The mountain also reinforces the facility against any aerial bombardment, he added.

The tunnel, which is eight meters (26 feet) wide and 200 meters (650 feet) long leads deep inside the ground to three large halls designed to house centrifuge cascades used in the enrichment of uranium, he said.


The opposition members said the construction work began at a time when the Islamic Republic insisted it had halted its controversial nuclear activities.


The United States and other Western powers suspect Iran is using its nuclear enrichment program to build a bomb. Iran denies the charge, saying its atomic program is for peaceful purposes.


But the claims were met with some skepticism.


"I don't know if this site is one that they have discovered that our intelligence experts have not seen. I find that hard to believe, but we shall see," Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner was not aware that the Iranian opposition had contacted the administration about the claims, but told reporters US officials would study "whatever they present."


David Albright, the founder of the ISIS, said "it's just another one of their results you can't verify. It doesn't hold up very well in our minds. There's nothing in the satellite images that suggest a centrifuge plant."


He told AFP the NCRI have made "a lot of mistakes" with past claims about Iranian nuclear activity and they also "exaggerate their accomplishments dramatically."

Nonetheless, it would be worth having the IAEA visit such sites, he said.
 
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mehwish_ali

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
how long before the arabs have to face the presence of a shia atom bomb
Why against Arab Brothers? Why not against Israel and US? I wish Iran and Saudia could improve their ties (despite the religious differences). It would lead to much much good for the Ummah.
 

Wadaich

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Another Osama-bin-Laden into the makings. Another CIA crap. Iran's nuclear Bomb is a strength of ummah.
 

Wadaich

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
"hoowyee tum dost jis kay, dushman us ka aasmaan kio ho"?

how long before the arabs have to face the presence of a shia atom bomb

If you are Muslim then;

"hoowyee tum dost jis kay, dushman us ka aasmaan kio ho"?

Otherwise don't pose to be a Muslim. Like the other Indians planted on this forum with their real names and intentions.
 

Janbazz

Politcal Worker (100+ posts)
Iran is the only Muslim country who beats USA to its knees ! Proud of that ! Wonder how they going to kick Israel's Arse once they have Atomic Bomb !! ;)
 

Wadaich

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Irani Opposition is just rubbish, and CIA sponsored group to bring regime change befitting Zionist designs.
 

Wadaich

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
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Originally Posted by alibhai

Why against Arab Brothers? Why not against Israel and US? I wish Iran and Saudia could improve their ties (despite the religious differences). It would lead to much much good for the Ummah.
Mehwish BiBi! Please see the comments of the moron above your feelings, is there any difference between the ideas expressed above and the wishes of Zionists and Indian Zionist. When will we identify the enemies in the disguise of muslims?
 

atensari

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Why against Arab Brothers? Why not against Israel and US? I wish Iran and Saudia could improve their ties (despite the religious differences). It would lead to much much good for the Ummah.

Apologies, I rated these comments "Down" by mistake.
 

Night-Hawk

Senator (1k+ posts)
I think the way things are proceeding, Iranians will achieve their dream of going nuclear. Iran is an independent, unified and cohesive nation in true spirit. They foster a historic pride and culture and it is very difficult to break into Persian minds by propa****a alone. It was this Persian pride which halted expansion of Arabic language to the east.
 

YAHYA87

Senator (1k+ posts)
Well if we just check the Background of Iranian Opposition Leaders then they are also very Loyal to revolution of Iran....The Opposition Leader of Iran Mir Hassan Mousavi was MOST TRUSTED partner of Ayatullah Khomeini and was PRESIDENT of Iran in Iran/Iraq war...So Suspecting his Patriotism is also very wrong cause he served this revolution of Iran in the WORSE PERIOD of Iran....The thing is that Iranian Opposition is representing REFORMS in Iranian Revolution setup and that REFORM is something that is making many Powerful people frighten about their Future...If we check another Opposition leader of Iran then Mehdi Karobi has served as General in Iranian Revolutionary Guards so his Patriotism is also UNQUESTIONABLE so Calling them Traitors would be UNFAIR accusation cause their is a difference between having View Points and Being Traitor...Iranian Society is the once who are what we should know first as I see Iranian Society they want REFORM in this setup to introduce Tolerance and Freedom to some extent...Talking about Iran's Nuclear Program or their Defence then all I can say is I dont think their is any two opinion in that but the only place where Iranian Establishment and Iranian Opposition are head to head is GIVING SOME FREEDOM within this setup...
 

Pakistan 1st

Minister (2k+ posts)
how long before the arabs have to face the presence of a shia atom bomb

We should not confined Aranian Atomic ability to Shia specifics. It is a great advancement by another muslim country which definitely put anti-muslim nations on defense. Unfortunately our Arab brother countries have no clue what western powers playing with them. They are totally misguided by westerns that Iran will wipe Arabs out so they are chipping money to make their own bomb against Iran which will be disaster for muslims. Iran has openly challenged US & Israel to sit right or else it will wipe Israel from world's map and that intention of Iran is not letting Zionists sleep in comfort...I wish Iran become another nuclear power so the muslims will def. have say in big issues and most importantly western pressure on Pakistan will def. decrease
 

alibhai

Councller (250+ posts)
I don't need you or any other idiot to certify my religion or nationality. So grow up and learn to deal with different opinions. Its is people like you who are holding back the country with your myopic views and quashing all free thought.

But tell me when was the last time Iran went to war. Who were they fighting? Ever heard about the Iran-contra affair? Those Israeli weapons sure came in handy. Go read about how the Arab countries are at forefront of the sanctions on Iran. And what do you think is going to be Pakistan's role in this after becoming chairman of the board of IAEA.

Or don't answer my questions and keeping at this ummah ka chumma routine.

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Originally Posted by alibhai

Mehwish BiBi! Please see the comments of the moron above your feelings, is there any difference between the ideas expressed above and the wishes of Zionists and Indian Zionist. When will we identify the enemies in the disguise of muslims?
 

atensari

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Well if we just check the Background of Iranian Opposition Leaders then they are also very Loyal to revolution of Iran....

REFORMERS should learn lesson from Pakistan and Arab countries, if they involved WEST in achieving their goals it will be a SUICIDE.
 

alibhai

Councller (250+ posts)
Yahya, such news is not leaked or manufactured by the political opposition within the country. This is done by dissident groups, who have been pushed out of politics and, for many, out of the country after imprisonment and torure. And i wouldn't doubt the patriotism of those Iranis either. They just believe in different goals for their nation. We know what such opposition can accomplish in terms of propo****a and on ground intel resources from the example of Iraq.

Well if we just check the Background of Iranian Opposition Leaders then they are also very Loyal to revolution of Iran....The Opposition Leader of Iran Mir Hassan Mousavi was MOST TRUSTED partner of Ayatullah Khomeini and was PRESIDENT of Iran in Iran/Iraq war...So Suspecting his Patriotism is also very wrong cause he served this revolution of Iran in the WORSE PERIOD of Iran....The thing is that Iranian Opposition is representing REFORMS in Iranian Revolution setup and that REFORM is something that is making many Powerful people frighten about their Future...If we check another Opposition leader of Iran then Mehdi Karobi has served as General in Iranian Revolutionary Guards so his Patriotism is also UNQUESTIONABLE so Calling them Traitors would be UNFAIR accusation cause their is a difference between having View Points and Being Traitor...Iranian Society is the once who are what we should know first as I see Iranian Society they want REFORM in this setup to introduce Tolerance and Freedom to some extent...Talking about Iran's Nuclear Program or their Defence then all I can say is I dont think their is any two opinion in that but the only place where Iranian Establishment and Iranian Opposition are head to head is GIVING SOME FREEDOM within this setup...