Iran is creating an arsenal of nukes in secret facilities with the help of North Korean scientists, a group has claimed in a new report.
The National Council of Resistance Iran says the Iranian government has not halted its nuclear programme despite the 2015 agreement with the US and five other international powers.
The report released today claims there are four major sites that ‘with high degrees of certainty’ have been used for ongoing nuclear operations.
The National Council of Resistance Iran says the Iranian government has not halted its nuclear programme. Pictured: The Nour Bldg and Mojdeh Site
The Iranian Resistance claims to have found this out by infiltrating and gathering intelligence on the research centres.
One of the centres it believes is being used to create nukes is the Parchin military complex 30 miles southeast Tehran.
This is the HQ of the country’s military Research Academy and is split into areas known as Plans.
One of the Plans – Plan 6 – is 500 acres large and fenced off. It is officially a chemical industries complex but the NCRI believes this is front for nuclear weapons building.
The group’s report reads: ‘To conceal the true nature of its work, the Research Academy conducts its research and activities under the cover of conventional research. However, the Research Academy itself is completely independent and closed off.’
The 52-page report titled Iran’s Nuclear Core: Uninspected Military Site contradicts the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency, which insists Iran has halted nuclear research.
The National Council of Resistance Iran is a broad coalition of democratic Iranian organizations that is very critical of the government and wants the country to become a secular democratic republic.
The group’s deputy director Alireza Jafarzadeh told Fox News: ‘It has been known for years that Iran has two nuclear programs – one is civilian and the other, the military, has the goal of giving Iran its first nuclear bomb.
Hafte Tir Military Industrial Complex, one of the centres NCRI believes is being used to create nukes
‘The civilian sector of the nuclear program has systematically provided a plausible logistical cover for the military sector, and acts as a conduit for it. The military aspect of the program has been and remains at the heart of Iran’s nuclear activities.’
The NCRI also suspects weapons building at the Nouri Industrial site at the Khojir military complex, a 75-mile complex southeast of Tehran.
The report says: ‘The project to actively pursue production of nuclear warheads is conducted in Khojir by the Hemmat Missile Industries Group.
‘Due to the extreme sensitivity of manufacturing nuclear warheads, Nouri Industry has its own security and military police; individuals who have clearance to other parts of Khojir site are not allowed to go to this section.’
It says that the complex has lots of large underground tunnels for ‘the possibility and flexibility of covering up the activities of the warhead project, or transferring it to a different location in the complex.’
The group also claims that North Korean experts are working with the regime. Pictured: The entrance to the Nouri site
It also claims that North Korean experts are working with the regime and have helped with ‘designing the aerodynamics aspects, the shape of the warhead, and have also provided the design for the Hemmat site, its tunnels, and underground centers.’
The other sites the report mentions are the Hafte Tir site near Isfahan and the Sanjarian site east of Tehran which it believes was until recently the central testing site but is now only ‘semi active’.
The bombshell report comes with days to go until Mr Trump is expected to withdraw his support for the 2015 nuclear agreement.
Mr Trump repeatedly denounced the deal – under which Iran agreed to give up nuclear weapons programmes in return for the lifting of economic sanctions – during his election campaign.
Last month he told the UN General Assembly that the agreement was ‘an embarrassment to the United States’.
However, other signatories including the UK, France and Germany are firmly in favour of keeping the settlement in place. Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is seen as having ushered in a more moderate approach in the Middle Eastern state.
Failure to certify the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) would trigger a 60-day period during which the US Congress would have to decide whether to re-impose sanctions on Iran.
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