Iran nuclear power expansion in an underground facility

Iran nuclear power expansion in an underground facility

Published 24/08/2012 07:26 AM

VIENNA (Reuters) – Diplomatic sources said on Thursday that Iran has installed more centrifuges to enrich uranium at a facility fortified underground, which could pave the way for a significant expansion in the work the West fears to be its end goal to build nuclear bombs.

Iran denies allegations that it is seeking to build nuclear weapons. But its refusal to curb its uranium enrichment program led to the imposition of the West for strict sanctions and sparked speculation the possibility of attacking Israel for its nuclear sites.

In a possible sign of further Iranian defiance in the face of this Aldaut several sources said Iran has installed more centrifuges at the Fordo facility in the depths of the mountain to protect it from any possible attack.

He said one of the sources to Iran may have had installed hundreds of these devices.

In another development likely to raise alarm in the West, the sources said satellite images show that Iran covered building in a military asked UN inspectors to visit a lid-like tent.

Western diplomats said they believed that Iran’s Parchin site cleaned to remove any evidence of any illicit nuclear activities in the place where inspectors suspect the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN that it had conducted experiments of a military nature.

It is possible that means covering the building intended – and which is believed to contain steel room experiments are conducted bombing – may allow Iran to carry out clean-up operations and other business that can be monitored via satellite images.

The Western diplomat said the businessman suspected it clean at Parchin, “growing” and that it would be lost the possibility to find IAEA inspectors on strong evidence at the site even if they were allowed to visit him.

The diplomat said “taking into account the extent of cleaning, it is unlikely that the agency find – even if allowed to enter – nothing at Parchin.”

There was no immediate comment from the Iranian Mission in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is based in Geneva. The Iranian mission has been denied by allegations about Parchin, which it says is a conventional military site and described the allegations as “ridiculous”.

It is expected to press the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reiterated on Iran on Friday to hold new talks on allowing inspectors to enter the Parchin site in the old part achieved in nuclear weapons research in the Islamic Republic, but says that the alleged cleaning of the site may hinder the investigation.

Iran is enriching uranium at Fordo facility near the holy city of Qom to the degree of concentration of fissionable and 20 per cent, an activity he wants the West to stop immediately as closer to the level needed to produce nuclear weapons.
Source: altahreernews