The lady doth protest too much?
Iran continues to issue denials regarding the explosion that allegedly occurred last month at its Fordow uranium enrichment plant. And Reza Khalili continues to provide the kind of minute details
that make you think he knows something that the world's media isn't telling us.
The bodies of 11 of the technicians and scientists are beyond
recognition, a member of the security forces at the facility told WND.
According to the source, 60 others are in critical condition and have
been transferred to the central base of the 27th Division of Mohammad
Rassool Allah. The base, between Tehran and Qom, is equipped with a
modern medical facility.
At the time of the explosions, the source said, 203 Iranian
scientists and technicians along with 16 North Koreans had been logged
in at the site, though the initial report listed 240 people.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has not visited the site since
the explosions despite media rumors, the source said. Because the
regime’s Ministry of Defense covers the project at Fordow, officials of
Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization were allowed to visit it Jan. 5.
In an unusual move, the IAEA issued a brief statement Jan. 29: “We
understand that Iran has denied that there has been an incident at
Fordow. This is consistent with our observations.”
IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor emailed that response to reporters.
However, when pushed by WND, Tudor could neither confirm nor deny the
incident had taken place and did not say whether inspectors had visited
the site after the explosions, despite media reports.
Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi, representatives of the supreme leader
and intelligence officers from both the Ministry of Intelligence and the
Revolutionary Guards have visited parts of the site that have been
cleared as secure. A counterintelligence committee has been formed to
investigate the incident, which already has been called an act of
sabotage, with Israel the prime suspect.
The regime is debating how to explain the incident at a later date
depending on the level of destruction, the source said. But because of
internal rifts among President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, supreme leader
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Majlis (parliament), Ahmadinejad or
others connected to his team will soon reveal the incident.
Regime media have solely based their denial that the explosions
occurred on a statement by White House spokesman Jay Carney, who told
reporters Jan. 28: “We have no information to confirm the allegations in
the (WND) report, and we do not believe the report is credible.”
However, the Islamic regime’s official news agency, IRNA, in a report Jan. 30, called WND a “mouthpiece of the CIA”
and its reporting mere propaganda by the West before the start of
renewed negotiations between Iran and the 5-plus-1 powers – the United
States, Britain, France, Russia and China, plus Germany.
IRNA’s report said: “WND, which publishes under the direct control of
the CIA, on Thursday, Jan. 24, reported that an explosion took place at
Fordow that destroyed much of the facility and trapped 240 personnel.
WND in its report interestingly touches on the previous sabotage at
Fordow and in a coordinated effort, the White House denies having
information and the Israelis state their happiness of such an event. The
propaganda by the West continues with the BBC reporting that Iran has
denied the report put out by Reza Kahlili, a former CIA spy in the
Read the whole thing
. If there's nothing to Khalili's story, why does Iran feel the need to keep denying it?
Labels: Fordow nuclear plant, Iranian nuclear threat, Reza Khalili, uranium enrichment