Iran’s Underground Nukes

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005 12:05 am by Neal

Jihadwatch has this post on an ABC report about Iran’s underground facilities for constructing nuclear missiles:

According to Alireza Jafardazeh, a spokesman for an Iranian opposition group, Iran has built dozens of underground tunnels and facilities for the construction of nuclear-capable missiles. From ABC News:

Speaking this morning at the National Press Club, Jafarzadeh described an “extensive large-scale operation” for the development of nuclear-capable missiles “in the most sophisticated, hidden way” in tunnels in a mountain range east of Tehran. Jafarzadeh named several Iranian entities involved in Iran’s missile program, overseen by the Hemmat Industries Group. He said that eyewitnesses describe the facilities, begun in 1989, as an “underground township.” Jafarzadeh added that, in addition to work on the Shahab family of missiles, Hemmat is overseeing work on a new long-range missile, Ghadar, which is still in development and has a projected range of 1,300 to 1,900 miles.

This helps explain why the Bush administration has been developing nuclear bunker busters.

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