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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Iran has at least one other unreported nuclear facility?

This is from an AP report on Friday's disclosure that Iran has a nuclear facility near the Shiite holy city of Qom.
George Perkovich, an Iran expert at Washington's Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, suggested Iran must be building at least one other unreported facility, a uranium conversion plant to provide feedstuff for the newly disclosed enrichment plant. That's because the Iranians' known conversion plant, at Isfahan, is under IAEA oversight.

"Why would you have a secret enrichment plant under a mountain if you don't have a secret conversion plant?" he asked.

Mark Fitzpatrick, a senior fellow for nonproliferation at the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, said there has been suspicion for some time — but no concrete evidence — that Iran had been working on a second uranium conversion facility to supplement the one at Isfahan, and he agreed that if Iran had an enrichment plant, it would also need a facility to produce the gasified uranium.
Presumably the IAEA monitors the destinations of shipments leaving Isfahan, meaning that indeed, there must be another uranium conversion plant.

By the way, I noted in a post on Friday that the MEK - which provided intelligence about the Qom facility - is classified by the US as a terror organization. The AP article notes that the Europeans removed the MEK from the terror list earlier this year.

Read the whole thing.


At 1:56 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

The MEK group despite being anti-regime are also anti-Israel and anti-US. They've killed Americans back during the revolution.

Anything they say should be taken with a grain of salt. They are like the Chalabi from Iraq providing bogus intel to further their cause. So we must be very cautious as not to fall into their trap.

At 5:13 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

How many more nuclear facilities does Iran have no one knows about?

This is what they do in secret. Imagine what they would do in full daylight.

And its not about producing electricity.

That is why Iran must be stopped - and soon.


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