As You Read This, Keep In Mind My Previous Post About the Recent ‘Explosion’. I have posted here also, the article from a few days ago about the underground explosion, followed by the post I made, sharing my thoughts on the whole incident. Read the facts, and you decide for yourself what you think. Fact or Fiction? This DOES NOT appear to be the same place in which the recent supposed ‘explosion’ occurred.
Let us begin first with an article published a few months ago about Iran’s hidden nuclear facility:
Source says project hidden underneath ‘medicine’ facility
Published: 10/08/2012 at 8:09 PM
Zakeri previously testified at the federal district court in Manhattan in the Havlish v. bin Laden civil lawsuit, where he provided proof that Iran had materially aided and supported al-Qaida before and after 9/11.
Zakeri, who has in the past provided credible information on another site to Western intelligence agencies, said that after the revelation of the existence of the Iranian atomic research facility in Lavizan-Shian, the team of scientists moved to a secret location in 2003.
The site was then demolished and the earth scraped clean by the Revolutionary Guards. Iranian authorities had denied an IAEA request to visit the site before the cleanup.
Lavizan-Shian was headed by the father of Iran’s nuclear bomb program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi.
A 2007 U.S. National Intelligence Estimate concluded that Iran had halted work on its nuclear bomb project in 2003 around the same time that the Iranian atomic research facility in Lavizan-Shian became known. The information was based on intelligence that funding for Fakhrizadeh’s work on the project had been frozen.
WND reported last week that a source affiliated with high Iranian officials confirmed Iran could announce a halt to the nation’s nuclear enrichment before next month’s U.S. election in a move to save Barack Obama’s presidency.
The source, who remains anonymous for security reasons, said a three-person delegation of the Obama administration, led by a woman, engaged in secret negotiations with a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The delegation urged the Iranian leader to announce a halt to enrichment, even if temporary, before the Nov. 6 election, promising removal of some sanctions.
The source said the delegation warned that a Mitt Romney presidency would change the U.S. relationship with Iran regarding its nuclear program.
The U.S. representatives reminded the Iranians that President Obama has stood in front of Israel, preventing the Jewish state from attacking Iran over its illicit nuclear arms policy.
The revelation of the secret Iranian nuclear site, if verified, will dramatically change the Western outlook on the timing of Iran’s nuclear capability and will prove that not only the 2007 NIE conclusion was based on disinformation, but that the Islamic regime has already crossed Israel’s “red line” and is closing in on nuclear capability.
Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, a Revolutionary Guards officer and father of three, is on the U.N. Security Council asset freeze and travel notification list and was the key figure in negotiations and exchange of information with Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb project, over Iran’s nuclear program. According to the source, he travels under the pseudonym of Hassan Mohseni.
He has been a mysterious figure as Iranian authorities have continuously denied the IAEA’s request to interview him. He and his team of scientists have continued their work out of the new secret site, the source said.
Construction of the new site, in the province of Isfahan on the outskirts of the small city of Najafabad, was begun in 1997 and completed in 2002 by Khatam al-Anbia, the engineering arm of the Revolutionary Guards.
To avoid suspicion, the site was built below the medicine factory, “Abu Reyhan.”
The facility beneath the factory has three levels, with two underground entrances away from the facility.
Sources in Iran have verified seeing transfer of equipment labeled with “radiation warning” that was then transferred to the underground facility. There is also a security post at the entrance to the road (“Medicine Road”) leading to the medicine factory.
Three very deep wells have been dug within the underground facility, although it is not clear why. But also a long underground passage leads to an emergency exit within the adjoining mountain.
Jafar Mohammadi, listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1737 of Dec. 23, 2006, as a person involved in Iran’s proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities, is in charge of managing and providing nuclear testing equipment and all technological elements for the facility.
The site – Velayat 1 – which was built with a capacity of 800 centrifuges for uranium enrichment, has been up and running for some time and currently is enriching uranium to weapons grade for the nuclear bomb project.
Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi is being assisted by 10 other scientists, including four of high rank: Akbar Motalbizadeh, Saeid Rashvand, Mohammad Hassan Zahmatkesh and Mansor Roknizadeh. The others are Hossein Rastgar, Seyed Amir Hossein Feghhi, Mohammad Mehdi Tehranchi, Mahmood Rahimzadeh, Abdulhamid Minochehreh and Jalal Shobairi.
They have been working at the site and on projects 2, 3, 4, 5, 110 (previously project 3) and 111, all within the SEPAND, known by the IAEA as SPND project and under the AMAD weapons program to build atomic warheads.
The site operates under the control of the Revolutionary Guards to expand research and development of nuclear, plutonium and atomic warheads.
Their activities include:
A: Enriching uranium to weapons grade.
B: Testing a neutron detonator and implosion system (chemical explosive lens). As a result of research at the facility, a test was done out of Iran’s Parchin military site several months ago. After the revelation of the high-explosives experiment activity, Iran started to clean up the site and continues to stonewall the IAEA’s request to inspect the Parchin site.
C: Designing and building a nuclear warhead to arm Iran’s Shahab 3 ballistic missile.
D: Separating plutonium for a plutonium implosion-type fission bomb. Iran’s heavy-water reactor near the city of Arak is nearing completion and is capable of providing spent fuel that, once processed, could produce plutonium for nuclear bombs. The separation of plutonium from fuel is an easy process requiring dual-use off-the-shelf equipment that Iran has already purchased.
The source indicated Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi’s atomic warhead project seeks to build three nuclear warheads in its initial phase. Tests of the implosion system and neutron generator have been successful, the source said, and the design of the nuclear warhead is nearly complete.
The Aug. 30 IAEA report stated that Iran has increased the number of centrifuges to over 2,000 at its previously secret site at Fordow, deep in a mountain near the city of Qom, and is enriching to the 20 percent level. More than10,000 centrifuges are enriching uranium to the 3.5 percent level at Natanz, which currently has enough low-enriched uranium for six nuclear bombs if further enriched.
NOW, SEE THIS ARTICLE POSTED A FEW DAYS AGO ABOUT THE RECENT ‘EXPLOSION’ IN IRAN:
Sabotage! Key Iranian nuclear facility hit?
Explosion destroys much of underground installation
An explosion deep within Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility has destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground, according to a former intelligence officer of the Islamic regime.
The previously secret nuclear site has become a center for Iran’s nuclear activity because of the 2,700 centrifuges enriching uranium to the 20-percent level. A further enrichment to weapons grade would take only weeks, experts say.
The explosion occurred Monday, the day before Israeli elections weakened Netanyahu’s political control.
Iran, to avoid alarm, had converted part of the stockpile to fuel plates for use in the Tehran Research Reactor. However, days after the recent failed talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iranian officials announced the enrichment process will not stop even “for a moment.”
The regime’s uranium enrichment process takes place at two known sites: the Natanz facility with more than 10,000 centrifuges and Fordow with more than 2,700. The regime currently has enough low-grade (3.5 percent) uranium stockpiled for six nuclear bombs if further enriched.
However, more time is needed for conversion of the low-grade uranium than what would be needed for a stockpile at 20 percent. It takes 225 kilograms of enriched uranium at the 20-percent level to further enrich to the 90-percent level for one nuclear bomb.
According to a source in the security forces protecting Fordow, an explosion on Monday at 11:30 a.m. Tehran time rocked the site, which is buried deep under a mountain and immune not only to airstrikes but to most bunker-buster bombs. The report of the blast came via Hamidreza Zakeri, formerly with the Islamic regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and National Security,
The blast shook facilities within a radius of three miles. Security forces have enforced a no-traffic radius of 15 miles, and the Tehran-Qom highway was shut down for several hours after the blast, the source said. As of Wednesday afternoon, rescue workers had failed to reach the trapped personnel.
The site, about 300 feet under a mountain, had two elevators which now are out of commission. One elevator descended about 240 feet and was used to reach centrifuge chambers. The other went to the bottom to carry heavy equipment and transfer yellow cake. One emergency staircase reaches the bottom of the site and another one was not complete. The source said the emergency exit southwest of the site is unreachable.
The regime believes the blast was sabotage and the explosives could have reached the area disguised as equipment or in the yellow cake stock transferred to the site, the source said. The explosion occurred at the third centrifuge chambers, with the high-grade enriched uranium reserves below them.
The information was passed on to U.S. officials but has not been verified or denied by the regime or other sources within the regime.
Though the news of the explosion has not been independently verified, other sources previously have provided WND with information on plans for covert operations against Iran’s nuclear facilities as an option before going to war. The hope is to avoid a larger-scale conflict. Israel, the U.S. and other allies already have concluded the Islamic regime has crossed its red line in its quest for nuclear weapons, other sources have said.
However, this information was not revealed for security reasons until several days ago when sources said the regime’s intelligence agency, through an alleged spy in the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, had learned of the decision to conduct sabotage on Iran’s nuclear sites on a much larger scale than before.
As reported, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called an urgent meeting Tuesday with the intelligence minister, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization and other officials to discuss the threat, and now it’s clear the meeting included the sabotage at Fordow.
Several Iranian nuclear scientists have been assassinated in recent years. Last year, saboteurs struck the power supply to the Fordow facility, temporarily disrupting production. And a computer worm called Stuxnet, believed to have originated in the U.S., set Iran’s plans for nuclear weapons back substantially.
The 5+1 (the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany) hope to resume talks with Iran over its illicit nuclear program. The talks ended last year after regime officials refused to negotiate.
AND HERE IS THE POST I MADE TODAY ABOUT MY THOUGHTS:
For Anyone Who Has Heard The News About Iran’s Underground Nuclear Explosion…
Just a short post to say that something inside of me is seriously doubting this ever really happened…it’s a hoax, in other words…a hoax that even our own godless government is in on. Iran could have done something to make it appear/sound like this happened…but if it did, they would keep it top secret..not wanting their enemies to know about it because it would make them appear vulnerable. Again, I’ll have to pray about it further, but what I’m hearing in my spirit is the verse about peace and safety, and then…sudden destruction. Let’s all pray about this, but I feel strongly because of the pressure on Iran and the threats if they do not cease their nuclear developments, that this entire thing is a hoax, and trouble…serious trouble…is ahead! Like I said, I have to pray further, but I feel the Holy Spirit is telling me that something about this is not right. We are being lied to!
God bless you.
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