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Iran Builds an Underground and Possibly Unreachable Nuclear Facility

 U.S. airstrikes would likely not be able to reach an underground Iranian
nuclear facility being built near the Zagros Mountains in central Iran,
according to experts and satellite imagery analyzed by the Associated

Photos and videos from Planet Labs PBC, a satellite-imagery
provider, reveal the construction of a new underground facility at Iran’s
pre-existing Natanz nuclear site, which has been sabotaged by repeated
attacks by Western powers because of its atomic program. I

n 2021, an
Iranian official said that thousands of nuclear-material-refinement
machines were damaged in an act of “nuclear terrorism” that it blamed
on Israel. Iran warned that it would replace affected centrifuges, which
refine or enrich uranium for nuclear usage, with more advanced ones. U.S.
intelligence officials had told the New York Times that an explosion
destroyed the site’s internal power system, necessary to supply the
centrifuges in the underground facility, estimating that enrichment
activities would need nine months to be restored. In 2020, explosives
hidden inside a table were also used to attack Natanz.

 National Review 23rd May 2023


May 25, 2023 - Posted by | weapons and war

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