- Published on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 08:39
The Iranian regime's nuclear weapons program remained secret until 2002 when the National Council of Resistance of Iran held a press conference revealing a uranium enrichment facility at Natanz and a Heavy Water plant at Arak.
Those revelations, based on information provided by the social network of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), triggered an investigation by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that eventually brought the regime's nuclear file before the UN Security Council for punitive sanctions.
The earliest NCRI revelations of the regime's nuclear projects date back to 1991, but these fell on deaf ears in the West. Since 2002, the NCRI has held dozens of press conferences in Western capitals revealing various top secret nuclear sites and information about key personnel involved in the regime's nuclear projects.
In 2003, the NCRI exposed an enrichment project going on at the Lashgar-Abad site near Karaj. After a 2004 inspection by the IAEA, it was discovered that work was being done at the site on a laser enrichment project.
In 2004, the NCRI disclosed the existence of a nuclear facility at Lavizan (Lavizan II) and enrichment-related activity at the Parchin site. In 2008, the NCRI exposed a command and development center for nuclear weapons at the Mojdeh site, along with its various components, which included laser enrichment. In 2010, the NCRI exposed details of a nuclear enrichment site at Abyek.
In 2012, the NCRI exposed secret details of the role of the Revolutionary Guards in the regime's nuclear weapons projects.
The NCRI's own political platform rejects nuclear weapons or technology being pursued in Iran, and Mrs. Rajavi's 10-point plan for a future Iran specifically states: "We want the free Iran of tomorrow to be devoid of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction."